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October 1st, 2007     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

How exciting is this? Girls Rock, the doc about the rock ‘n’ roll camp for girls, is having its Montreal premiere this weekend as part of Pop Montreal. If you’re unlike me and don’t have an out-of-town event planned already, you should really go. Below info is nabbed from Film Pop website. Ooh and I added links to Kickers and Pony Up because they are both very good too.

Nicole Weingart

“The first time I saw the students at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls kicking out the jams on their guitars and drums,” says ‘Girls Rock!’ director Arne Johnson, “I giggled happily…and then was inexplicably moved to tears.” It was this emotional reaction that launched him and co-director Shane King on a journey to document the transformation girls go through while learning music and writing their first song.

8-18 year olds come from all over the country to learn Rock DIY-style at the camp–forming bands, writing songs and building community. Traveling from Oklahoma to the ultra-urban Bay Area, King and Johnson have met girls from all walks of life and asked them about their dreams, thoughts about being a girl in this society, and their excitement about rock ‘n’ roll.

Screening Saturday, October 6th, 2007 at 8pm. Tickets $7 general, $5 students and seniors. At The Portuguese Association, 4170 St-Urbain (just south of Rachel). ALSO FEATURING the Kickers and Pony Up! live concert immediately after the film!

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