Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour
Dir. Kerthy Fix
On DVD 06/07/11 Non-Theatrical/Institutional use available 02/28/11 Stream available 12/06/11
Date City, ST Theater
WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR follows iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their 2004-2005 international tour across four continents and through ten countries. Supported by a community of devoted fans and led by outspoken Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), Le Tigre confronts sexism and homophobia in the music industry while tearing up the stage via performance art poetics, no-holds-barred lyrics, punk rock ethos, and whip-smart wit in this edgy and entertaining documentary. Directed by Kerthy Fix (STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND THE MAGNETIC FIELDS), WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR features never before seen live performances, archival interviews, and revealing backstage footage with these trail-blazing artists.
Kerthy Fix’s credits include Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman with director Jennifer Fox, Hotel Gramercy Park with filmmaker Douglas Keeve, and Who Does She Think She Is?, airing on PBS this year. She also directed and produced Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields.
As themselves Johanna Fateman Kathleen Hanna JD Samson
Directed by Kerthy Fix Editors Sarah Devorkin Paul Kloss Produced by Le Tigre
Video commentary with Le Tigre about the film (2009)
Rare performances from the tour: “After Dark,” “What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes,” “Mediocrity Rules,” “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo,” “Seconds,” “Well, Well, Well,” and “Punker Plus”
Outtakes with Johanna and JD
Live show in Vienna, Austria (2002)
Rattina the puppet interviews the band at Ladyfest (2001)
With an exclusive essay by filmmaker Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell)
Catalog Number: OSC-033