Kim Gordon

Gus Van Sant’s unflinching portrait of a sometimes deeply unpleasant person is almost as brave as its subject, side-stepping more obvious and tired tropes of the genre so as to uncover new truths about a few very old topics.


‘The Punk Singer’ is a new documentary showing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, and it argues that an important piece of rock and roll’s early-90s historical puzzle lies in the punk movement’s feminist roots, and its undisputed champion, Kathleen Hanna.