The As Ifs, Lily’s hand

The As Ifs, Lily’s hand
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Girls Rock! The Movie, a documentary about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland [the camp D’arby’s been attending for the past six years], opens March 7. D’arby and Lily’s band, The As Ifs, will perform at a special opening-weekend event at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley next Saturday, March 8, before the first showing. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., the band will play around 11:30, film’s at 12:30.

Advance tickets recommended — buy them online or at the theater.
tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Landmark.aspx?TheatreID=200
Choose March 8, Girls Rock, 12:30 p.m. showing.
Tickets are .75.

Hope you can make it, we got to screen the documentary last year and it’s excellent, and of course The As Ifs are the best band ever.

More info about the movie
www.girlsrockmovie.com/special/stories
The As Ifs
www.theasifs.com

Official release below

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GIRLS ROCK!
Special Opening weekend events for documentary by co-directors Shane King and Arne Johnson
Opens Friday, March 7, 2008 in San Francisco and Berkeley

Landmark’s Embarcadero Cinemas- 1 Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco, (415) 267-4893
Friday, March 7, all showtimes – co-directors Arne Johnson & Shane King in person for Q&As
Saturday, March 8, both evening shows – co-director Shane King in person for Q&As
Tickets are .00 for general admission and .00 seniors and children
Showtimes and advance ticket purchase available starting Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Advance ticket purchase at: www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and at theatre box office.

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas-2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, (510) 644-2992
Saturday, March 8, doors open 10:30am, film at 12:30pm
Interactive mini-fest with Bay Area Girls Rock Camp
Live music from Girls Rock Camp alumni band, “The As Ifs” plus Shattuck Cinemas band “Kitties”
Co-director Shane King in person, for Q&A after 12:30 and 2:30 shows
Tickets are .75 for general admission and .75 seniors and children
Advance ticket purchase available now at: www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and at the theatre box office

These special events will start off a week long engagement of regularly scheduled showtimes, running March 7-13.

Official Film website and Trailer at: www.girlsrockmovie.com

Opening weekend for the new documentary film GIRLS ROCK! at Landmark Theatres in San Francisco and Berkeley will feature some very special events. Embarcadero Center Cinema will host the film’s co-directors Arne Johnson & Shane King in person, for Q&A sessions on Friday, March 7, at all shows. Shane King returns to Embarcadero for Q&As on both evening shows Saturday, March 8 (times will be available on 3/4.)

Events at Shattuck Cinemas will be on Saturday, March 8, when the theatre opens its doors at 10:30 am for pre-show activities featuring interactive instrument stations provided by the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (www.bayareagirlsrockcamp.org), at which kids can pick up an instrument and rock out. Just prior to the film in the auditorium will be brief live music sets from Girls Rock Camp alumni band, “The As Ifs” (www.theasifs.com ) plus Shattuck Cinemas band “Kitties” – film immediately follows at showtime of 12:30pm. Co-director Shane King will also appear in person, for Q&A after 12:30 and 2:30 shows.

GIRLS ROCK! the film – American girls are struggling with a bewildering and heartbreaking array of challenges to their self-image. Everything from eating disorders to drugs to sexual harassment makes girlhood a virtual battlefield. But Portland Oregon’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is a place where 8-18 year olds come from all over the country to learn Rock DIY-style–forming bands, writing songs and building community. In the words of former Camp Assistant Director Jen Agosta, "it is 100% ok to be exactly who you are." GIRLS ROCK! follows four campers: Laura, an articulate adopted Korean girl from Oklahoma obsessed with death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; Palace, a sweet-seeming 8-year-old with a heavy metal sneer and "rawk" heart, and Amelia, another 8-year-old, who’s writing a 14 song cycle about her Chihuahua Pippi and loves "crazy noise music." Forming bands, writing songs and playing a gig in one week, these girls and the rest of the campers engage in an experiment meant to change their perception of themselves and each other. Backed with the driving sounds of notable female rockers — from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon to Veruca Salt – GIRLS ROCK! discovers the act of picking up a guitar and making noise can still become a truly personal act. Directed by Shane King and Arne Johnson.

“Cheerfully raucous…Irresistible! There’s plenty of mileage to be gotten from the spectacle of cute little girls rocking out…But Girls Rock! goes further, deftly exploring issues of empowerment, popularity, body image, anger and the enemy that is Britney Spears. Bring your daughters.” – Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

“Coolest. Summer. Camp. Ever!” – Tom Horgen, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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