The Go-Go's

The Go-Go's

Director: Alison Ellwood
USA / 97 min. / 2020 / English

The Go-Go’s are the most successful female rock band of all time and among the first ones for that matter. This documentary chronicles the meteoric rise of a band born of the LA punk scene that not only captured but created a zeitgeist. So we’re head over heels about hosting the film’s Dutch premiere!

The Go Go’s are rooted in music history as not just a pop phenomenon but groundbreakers as well – they didn’t play the part of bad girls, but they were genuine punk rockers. The 2020 documentary is an honest portrait of the fame and glory, the friendship and the adventures, but also the challenges and complications that come with being a group of young punk-rockers who got their claim to fame a little too quickly for their sake. But hey, our lips are sealed!

Their 1981 debut album Beauty and the Beat, featuring the hits “Our Lips Are Sealed” (one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Pop Singles) and “We Got the Beat,” was one of the most successful debut albums of all time, No. 1 on the Billboard Charts for six consecutive weeks and resulted in a Grammy Awards ® nomination for Best New Artist.

Music

Ivyvox is an energetic female-fronted powerpop from The Netherlands! These babes and dude will brighten your day by bringing back an era where catchy poppunk and rock tunes ruled the scene! Prepare to be blown away by multivocal melodies, groovy basslines, kickass drums and crunchy electric guitars!

Bianca Vrind – vox + guitars Irene van Aarle – bass + backing vox Irina Schouten – guitars + backing vox Menno Schaap – drums

Available screenings:

DATE

LOCATION

SIDE PROGRAMME

Thursday 17th June, 21:15h

Melkweg Cinema

Opening Set: Ivyvox

DATE

LOCATION

SIDE PROGRAMME

Saturday 19th June, 14:00h

KINO Rotterdam

Introduction by Noa Defesche

DATE

LOCATION

Saturday 19th June, 16:45h

FC Hyena

DATE

LOCATION

SIDE PROGRAMME

Saturday 26th June, 16:30h

LAB-1, Eindhoven

MOVIE SHEET

Music composer

Matthew Hauser

Camera

Samuel Painter

Producer

Trevor Birney, Eimhear O'Neill, Corey Russell