On its surface, this documentary about an Oregon girls rock camp is merely a weeklong peek into the Northwestern version of our own Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp in Murfreesboro. But the takeaway is really more feminist fist-pump than rock n roll love letter: It shows what happens when you encourage confidence over come-hither in young women during their formative years. Of course, anyone who's grown up around girls won't be surprised to find these likable misfits embracing shtick-y posturing, noise rock and guttural growls as effortlessly as their boy counterparts, but anyone who's spent five minutes on earth will still find it heartbreaking to watch them struggle to unpack already deeply entrenched body image issues at the tender age of 9 all just to pick up a guitar. Stick around after the screening for a discussion with SGRRC members about the local camp and a Q&A.
Thu., March 25, 7 p.m., 2010