‘The Gits,’ directed by Kerry O’Kane, is also set for DVD release from Liberation Entertainment via Adrenaline/ADA distribution on July 8th (with an SRP of $19.99) concurrent with the theatrical release which commemorates the 15th memorial anniversary of Zapata’s death.
Screening dates as follows:
Austin, TX. – 7/7/08 @ Alamo Draft House
Boston, MA. – 7/7/08 @ Newbury Comics
Columbia, MO. – 6/7/08 @ Ragtag Theater (Sneak Preview)
Denver, CO. – 7/4 – 10/08 @ Starz Film Center
Edmonton, AB, Canada – 7/27 – 7/31 @ Metro Cinema
Indianapolis, IN – 7/7/08 @ Greenbriar Cinema Grill
Los Angeles, CA. – 7/7/08 @ Echoplex
Louisville, KY – 6/5/08 @ Rudyard Kipling (Last Call Film Festival)
Louisville, KY – 7/7/08 @ Ear X-tacy
New York, NY – 7/4 – 7/10 @ Pioneer Theater
New York, NY – 7/7/08 @ The Delancy (After party – live performance)
Oakland, CA. – 7/5/08 @ Uptown Nightclub
Orlando, FL. – 7/7/08 @ Slingapours
Philadelphia, PA – 7/7/08 @ 941 Theater
Portland, OR – 7/4 – 7/10 @ Clinton Street Theater
Providence, RI – 7/7/08 @ As220
Sacramento, CA – 7/4 – 7/8 @ Movies on the Big Screen (600 4th St)
San Francisco, CA – 7/7/08 @ The Embarcadero
San Jose, CA – 7/5/08 @ The Blank Club
Seattle, WA – 7/4 – 7/10 @ Northwest Film Forum
Seattle WA – 7/7 @ Metro Cinema
Winnipeg, MB, Canada – 7/3 @ Big Smash
*additional bookings expected
With an innovative sound that coupled hardcore punk with heartfelt blues, The Gits were poised to break into the mainstream, but they would sadly never achieve the success of contemporaries Nirvana or Pearl Jam. On July 7, 1993, singer Mia Zapata was murdered -the apparent victim of a rape/homicide.
It was a crime unsolved when Kerry O’Kane began shooting her debut feature. In the interim, however, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen what had become a cold case file. Mia’s death had reverberated throughout the music community, and Mia’s killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled as the first case in Seattle solved by DNA samples.
The Band. The Music. The Legacy. One tragic night changed it all. The Gits.