Bent Fest is so proud to present a screening of RISE ABOVE – The Tribe 8 Documentary!
“Director Tracy Flannigan spent over half a decade making Rise Above, her 2003, eighty-minute documentary on the iconic San Francisco band Tribe 8 – the first all-woman punk band that was totally queer. Flannigan packs a lot of information in this dense, fast-moving overview, and it’s clearly the work of a true fan. But she’s a fan who knows just what questions to ask as a surrogate for the uninitiated among her viewers, and she does it while also letting her subjects shine (onstage and off) in ways that justify the love of longstanding devotees. The band’s influence cannot be overstated. Even as it morphed through several lineup iterations and navigated internal fissures, they were singular role models/heroines/trailblazers forging a path on which alternative art and outlaw identity were fused.” – Mandatory
We will also be serving fresh popcorn with vegan toppings! 🍿💖🍿