L7: Pretend We're Dead

L7: Pretend We're Dead

Doc'n Roll Film Festival and Curzon present a special screening of this fascinating documentary about L7, a pioneering group of the grunge era, plus an exclusive post-screening Q&A with some members of L7.

L7: Pretend We’re Dead is an engrossing time capsule told from the perspective of L7, true insiders who brought their signature blend of grunge punk to the masses. Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews, it takes viewers on an all-access journey into the 1990s grunge movement that took the world by storm.

With lyrics charged with feminism, political bite and humour which proved irresistible to the disenfranchised, the marginalised, L7 helped define grunge as the genre of a generation. Chronicling the early days of the band’s formation in 1985 to their height as the ‘queens of grunge,’ the film is a roller coaster ride through L7’s triumphs and failures - a classic tale of rags to riches to rags.

Directed by Sarah Price (The Yes Men), the film features exclusive interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Joan Jett and, most importantly, L7 themselves.

Screening followed by a Q&A from Donita Sparks, singer of L7.

With thanks to Doc'n Roll Film Festival.


Sarah Price


Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, Demetra Plakas

Running Time:

87 minutes


Advised 15
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