The Gits

Aug 25, 2013

(Kerri O'Kane, 2007, Digi-BETA, 80 min)

This July marked the twentieth anniversary of legendary Seattle singer (and Capitol Hill musician) Mia Zapata’s death; August 25 would have been her forty-eighth birthday. To honor the life and music of The Gits' legendary front woman, we present this special screening of a great documentary. 

After inspiring such incendiary bands as Seven Year Bitch to pick up their instruments, The Gits caught the ear of major label record execs, who heard their muscular riffs and soulful hooks and realized what fans already knew: The Gits were anything but your typical street punk outfit. The band's potential made the tragedy that struck in 1993 that much harder to swallow.

The Gits features intimate live footage and interviews with surviving band members, as director Kerri O’Kane explores the mystique and digs into the mystery of one of the rock world’s most enigmatic bands. One part The Filth and The Fury, one part CSI: Seattle, The Gits is a rock testament that is as engaging and powerful as the music that inspired it.

"allows a history. . .to rise above nostalgia, and to quietly consider the physical and spiritual transformations Seattle has undergone since Zapata was killed." —The Stranger

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