Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 - 7:00pm
Admission: 
£3 + BOOKING FEE

NI Premiere.

HELLO WORLD I’M YOUR WILD GIRL

Bad Reputation chronicles the life of Joan Jett, from her early teenage years as founding member of The Runaways to her enduring presence over four decades later as a Rock ‘n’ Roll icon.

Following the break-up of The Runaways, Jett met song writing partner and producer Kenny Laguna, and formed Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. After being rejected by 23 labels, Laguna and Jett formed Blackheart Records, selling records out of the trunk of Kenny’s Cadillac. Then, 'I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll' went number one all over the world. The friendship and tenacity exhibited between Jett and Laguna proves to be both entertaining and inspiring. Jett’s relentless passion for music and her revolutionary spirit has allowed her to defy great odds and find success, credibility, and respect among her peers.

The film shows the evolution of a young girl with a radical notion that girls could play electric guitars, into a woman whose place in history will be marked by perseverance, authenticity and incredible Rock ‘n’ Roll. Jett’s activism and commitment to all living beings are captured in her work on behalf of animals’ rights and travels to war zones to entertain the troops. Her humanity and candid reflections reveal a side seldom seen of the seminal rock star.

'From Jett’s ground-breaking recordings with the Runaways to how she defied a narrow-minded media establishment, Bad Reputation is a case study in how a musician stays relevant.' Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

Distributor: Dogwoof

Bad Reputation - Trailer

Director: 
Kevin Kerslake
Cast: 
Joan Jett, Billie Joe Armstrong, Rodney Bingenheimer, Carianne Brinkman, Debbie Harry, Kenny Laguna, Iggy Pop, Miley Cyrus
Country: 
USA
Certificate: 
15
Duration: 
1hr 33mins
Year: 
2018
Admission
£3 + BOOKING FEE