L7: Pretend We’re Dead

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Presented by ICFS

A real-time journey witnessing the rise, fall and redemption of the fiercest feminist grunge punk band, L7. To highlight that they were also an all-female band, was to miss the point, however. “Our fans couldn’t give a shit if we’re women,” says Donita Sparx. “We did not set out to be an all-girl band. It just happened that way.” Still, the “gender issue” would return time and again for the band; from shock jocks refusing to play “chick rock” to academics accusing the band of “incorrectly” embracing their feminism, to hard rock press implying the band was merely riding a wave of “grrl power” trendiness.

Despite these obstacles, “L7: PRETEND WE’RE DEAD” shows the thread of influence the band had not only on rock and roll but on future generations of women everywhere and is, in the end, a testament to the pioneering spirit of a band that refuses to take anything lying down. As with other ICFS events, expect prizes, surprises, comfy sofas and a convenient bar.

2016. Not rated. 87 minutes.

A part of the “Women Who Rock” Documentary Series! 

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

Buy Ford NowFREE PARKING in the Broadway parking garage is provided by Upstate Ford Dealers. WE ARE IN YOUR AREA.