|Doc Night||hosted by Lisa Kennedy of the Denver Post. It will be screened Thursday December 13th - 7pm, at the Starz Film Center.|
|September 2007: Congratulations! The film The Gits has been accepted into the 27th Atlantic Film Festival.||It will be screened as part of our Music & Image program. This year¹s Festival runs from Thursday, September 13, through Saturday, September 22, 2007, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.|
|July 2007 - Recent reviews:|
|"Documentary specialist Kerri O'Kane details the rise of promising Seattle-based punk outfit The Gits, bringing their story to the screen for the benefit of Gits fans and anti-violence activists alike."||The New York Times.|
|"The Gits is a stirring portrait of one of the great, largely unknown voices in music and how her loss is still felt to this day. The Gits is a treasure trove."||Film Threat Magazine|
|"This beats with more heart and terrific music than 99.9% of what comes from Hollywood these days. From Kerri O¹Kane¹s direction to the music, everything works. " -||Ain't it Cool News|
|"O'Kane deftly navigates the tension that arises between the end of a career and the loss of a human being."||The Austin Chronicle|
|2007 SXSW Interactive Community||Blog|
|July 26, 2007:|
|THE GITS will be going to Canada!||
"Greetings from Calgary, Canada, and the Calgary International Film
Congratulations! We are very pleased to invite your film THE GITS: A
DOCUMENTARY to be a part of our 2007 film festival.
The Eighth Annual Calgary International Film Festival will take place
from September 21 to September 30, 2007."
Calgary International Film Festival
|THE GITS has officially been invited to the 21st Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) September 28-October 6.||"The Edmonton International Film Festival has established a solid foundation for an annual autumn event destined to become a cinematic highlight on the Canadian film circuit for audiences and filmmakers alike." Edmonton International Film Festival|
Feb 6, 2003 UPDATE: REMAINING MEMBERS OF GITS PRESENT MOVIE AND REMIX OF ALBUM WHILE MIA ZAPATA'S KILLER IS IN CUSTODY AWAITING EXTRADICTION TO SEATTLE
The remaining members of Seattle's seminal post-punk/rock outfit The Gits - guitarist Joe Spleen (a.k.a Andrew Kessler), bass player Matthew Fred Dresdner, and drummer Steve Moriarty - are working with famed Seattle engineer Jack Endino to re-mix their two full-length releases. "Frenching the Bully" (1992) and "Enter ...the Conquering Chicken" 1994) are being re-mixed and re-mastered for release this summer on San Francisco-based indie Broken Rekids. The albums will also include bonus tracks not previously available on the original releases.
The Gits have also been working with Director Kerri O'Kane and Producer Jessica Bender on "The Gits", a film about Zapata and The Gits. The film will be shown at the Experience Music Project's JBL Theater, located at 2901 Third Avenue North Seattle, Washington 98109, in effort to raise funds to finish the project. The sneak preview on Saturday March 8,2003 at 7:00 p.m. is open to the public and donations are tax deductible.
Commenting on the re-issues and film, the band had this to say: "The remixes of the albums and the film are projects that we had been working on for over a year and I think Mia is going to have the last word after all!" These two projects are happening during a very painful, yet healing time for the band. Front woman Mia Zapata was brutally murdered on July 7, 1993 and found on a street in Seattle's Central Area. Her murder has been unsolved - until recently. After a devastating and exhausting nine and a half-year search the remaining members of the band believe the police have the murderer of their friend and band mate in custody.
"I feel that this latest development may finally start the healing process after almost ten bloody years. It's about time, but it will never bring Mia back," comments Gits drummer Steve Moriarty.
A 48-year old Cuban native now living in Florida, Jesus C. Mezquia, a fisherman and laborer with a history of violent assaults on women, is being held without bail at the Miami-Dade County Jail on a fugitive warrant for murder and violation of probation.
At a bond hearing Monday, January 13, Mezquia told Florida's Senior County Court Judge Gerald Klein that he plans to contest his extradition on charges of First-Degree Murder, said assistant state attorney Pamela England.
Mezquia will be assigned a public defender to represent him at an extradition hearing on February 12.
On Thursday, January 9th Seattle's King County Prosecutor's Office filed the first-degree murder charge. But because Zapata was raped, it's possible that Mezquia's charge could be amended to aggravated first-degree murder. Aggravated first-degree murder can carry the death penalty in Washington State.
Mezquia was linked to Zapata's murder through a DNA sample, which police at the time of the crime had denied existed. The positive DNA match was found through a national data bank for investigators.
The Gits wish to thank everyone who has supported them throughout the long, painful years of the private murder investigation. Now on to some healing and the continued legacy of The Gits!
The Gits can be found on the web at http://www.thegits.com.
More information on the movie can be found at http://www.thegitsmovie.com.
For more information, photo requests, or to speak with a member of The Gits regarding "The Gits" movie and the re-release of "Frenching the Bully" and "Enter ... the Conquering Chicken", please contact Alex Steininger @ In Music We Trust PR: 503-557-9661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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