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The Gits Movie

" 'The Gits' tells a story as powerful as the music behind it." - Spin Magazine
" 'The Gits' a true and tragic rock 'n' roll saga, emphasizes the legend of its title band and the alluring qualities of lead singer Mia Zapata." - Phil Gallo - Daily Variety
"Kerri O’Kane (director) and Jessica Bender (producer) have constructed an engrossing, genuinely moving portrait of the band and Zapata’s legacy" - Dennis Hartley - Air America Radio
"Kerri O’Kane’s bittersweet film is one of the most important documentaries of the last decade" - Charlotte Richardson Andrews - UK's Wear The Trousers

When Jessy and I first heard The Gits, we both knew that this band was truly unique and innately talented. Here is the story of how The Gits film began:

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Late one night in 2001, I was going through some books I had purchased for research on a documentary I was working on at the time. In so doing, I discovered an organization called "Home Alive". After reading further about this nonprofit collective, there was a name, Mia Zapata, and a dedication to her. What a cool name I thought and who was this woman? After surfing the net and finding dozens of sites about her it was clear that Mia...more

The Gits Movie is a special selection of the 2008

The first time Matt Dresdner heard Mia Zapata sing he was certain she would be the perfect person to front the punk rock band he wanted to form. This idea came to fruition when Matt, Andy Kessler, Steve Moriarty and Mia formed The Gits at Ohio's Antioch College in the fall of 1986. Three years later the group and a handful of friends relocated to Seattle, WA in search of a new life and audience...more

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