From the Back of the Room

Punk rock cuts a wide swath. Rebellion, anti-consumerism, and the do-it-yourself community are among the most widely covered aspects, but the scene often isn't as egalitarian as it espouses to be. With camera in hand, filmmaker Amy Oden sought to change this. Her documentary From the Back of the Room tackles gender issues from a number of angles. For the project, which is partly a chronicle of feminist achievement and partly a call to arms, Oden invested four years and threw countless fundraisers to explore the counterculture and open a dialogue on the differences between genders. Her film includes many notable faces, including locals from the Soviettes, Profane Existence, Faggot, and Detestation, who voice opinions on sexuality, motherhood, and community. From the Back of the Room will be screened for two nights on a sliding scale admission. (Photo courtesy of Chris Boarts-Larson)
Mondays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 30. Continues through Jan. 31, 2012

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