She Said Boom: The Story Of Fifth Column

Friday 02 August
Screen 1

Canada, Germany, USA
64 mins
Director: Kevin Hegge



At the centre of Toronto’s influential Queercore scene of the 80s and 90s, Fifth Column broke cultural and political ground as a queer feminist all-female experimental post-punk art band. This documentary examines their achievements over the years, their powerful influences on later bands, and investigates the reasons why they may not have reached their full potential.
Featuring interviews with band members Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenrige and GB Jones, critical commentary from Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre), Vaginal Davis, Bruce LaBruce and our very own Vivienne Dick, and rare archival photos and footage of the band, She Said Boom is a thundering account of visionary women living and working outside society, making art, music, film and lots and lots of noise.