Under the Influence of Le Tigre

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour

Dir Kerthy Fix, 2010, 72 min.

Who Took the Bomp? follows electronic feminist icons Le Tigre on the This Island tour across four continents and 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.  Who Took the Bomp? features never before seen live performances, archival interviews, and revealing backstage footage with these trail-blazing artists. "Hysterically funny, shamelessly political and musically intense” says Rolling Stone.  

Post-screening Q&A with:  

Director 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.

Kathleen Hanna is best known for her groundbreaking performances as a member of the seminal 90′s punk band, Bikini Kill, and her more recent multimedia group, Le Tigre.  She is currently making art, giving lectures and writing a new album with her band The Julie Ruin.

Johanna Fateman, a Harlem resident and "zine queen" is best known for her work with Le Tigre. She produces the band Men, is a frequent art and pop culture contributing writer at Art Forum and co-owns Manhattan's Seagull salon.  

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Le Tigre on Tour ('Deceptacon' video clip from Who Took the Bomp?):



Le Tigre interviewed in Time Out New York: