Netflix Deep Cuts – “The Punk Singer”

by on October 3, 2014
 

With thousands of films across every conceivable genre available to you at any given moment, the incomprehensible depth of Netflix can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.  That’s why Perspective Daily offers “Netflix Deep Cuts,” spotlighting those hidden gems you might have missed.  This week, we invite you to queue “The Punk Singer” – the Sini Anderson-directed documentary about iconic musician / feminist activist Kathleen Hanna.

Image: Aaron Richter for SPIN

Image: Aaron Richter for SPIN

The film’s release in 2013 served as the first public announcement of Hanna’s ongoing battle with late-stage Lyme disease, which – as revealed in the film – was the hidden culprit to her previous health problems.  Padded nicely with interviews from Adam Horovitz (Hanna’s husband), Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, and many more, “The Punk Singer” combines both new and archival footage of Hanna (from Bikini Kill to Le Tigre and everything in between) to create an enthralling portrait of a seminal artist.