Film Picks

The best film picks, December 27

CorrespondentDecember 26, 2013 

2013 Fun Fun Fun Fest- The Julie Ruin

The Julie Ruin, with Kathleen Hanna, performs during Fun Fun Fun Fest on Nov. 10 in Austin, Texas. The Carolina Theatre in Durham is hosting screenings of “The Punk Singer,” Sini Anderson’s new documentary about Hanna of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.

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    • Tuesday night, there will be a special showing of Michael Anderson’s 1956 adventure classic “Around the World in 80 Days,” starring David Niven as Phileas Fogg, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. The screening is part of Raleigh’s annual First Night New Year celebration. It begins at 7 at Auditorium (Site-4). Free. Details: 919-832-8699 or firstnightraleigh.com

Starting Friday and running through next Thursday evening, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is hosting screenings of “The Punk Singer,” Sini Anderson’s new documentary about Kathleen Hanna of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. The story of the multi-instrumentalist who was at the forefront of the ‘90s Riot grrrl movement is told through tons of vintage archival footage and vivid testimonies from the likes of Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney, “Portlandia”), Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and the Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, who happens to be Hanna’s husband. Tickets are $9 ($7 for student/senior/military). Details: 919-560-3030 or www.carolinatheatre.org.

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