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Re: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 04:36:06 PM »
U.K. THEATRICAL RELEASE MARCH/APRIL 2018

For dates, look here:
http://www.slitsdoc.com/schedule.html

http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/slits-documentary-to-be-screened-in-uk-cinemas/
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First screened at last year’s London Film Festival, ‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’ will be shown in cinemas around the UK in March and April this year. It will be released on DVD shortly afterwards.
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Re: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 04:26:35 PM »
https://crackmagazine.net/article/long-reads/update-tessa-pollitt/
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What can you reveal about Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits?

It has been a labour of love on a shoestring budget. We relied on unique archive super 8 footage from the infamous Don Letts who filmed everything from 1976 onwards. Bill [director William E. Badgley] has worked tirelessly for five years – he told me at one point it was like “wrestling bears”. I totally got it; there have been battles along the way, but we defeated them. Initially, our US tour manager [six-week reformation tour 2006] and friend Jennifer Shagawhat [producer] upon Ari Up’s request filmed us using DV cassettes. It was Ari’s wish to film everything. We could not predict that Ari would come to her untimely death five years later. Jennifer and I could not rest until we completed this doc. The film is honest, brutal and full of raw emotion.

Why does now feel the right time to release the film?

We were not given the credibility back in the day, constantly receiving negative reviews. Now perhaps in hindsight, people may finally recognise the influence we have had on future female artists, although to me it seems a more commercial, watered down version.

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Re: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 01:33:18 PM »
https://retroman65.blogspot.de/2018/04/here-to-be-heard-story-of-slits.html
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We recently attended a screening of Here To Be Heard, an excellent new documentary movie about The Slits at the historic Regent Street Cinema in central London. This was followed by a lively Q&A session with Slits’ bassist Tessa Pollitt, the movie’s Director William E. Badgley and The Slits manager Christine Robertson. “Here To be Heard” is packed full of exciting live footage of the band in all their shocking and colourful glory and it’s easy to understand what an impact and sense of danger they must have exuded in their early days. Throughout the film, the main voice of The Slits comes from Tessa and the story unfolds from the pages of her scrapbook. She’s wearing gloves to protect the book, almost like some sort of Punk Rock historian in a museum archive and as she carefully flicks through the well-thumbed pages there are fascinating glimpses of old music press cuttings, reviews and photos. ...
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Re: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 08:36:23 AM »
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8390319/the-slits-documentary-interview
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Pollitt tells Billboard that it’s a huge relief for her that the band’s story has now been seen and heard through this film. “The respect is well overdue,” she says, “and finally we can feel some sense of peace for the hardships and struggles we all went through both as a group and individually. It does make me more appreciative of the band’s legacy.”
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