The Gits
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WHO KILLED MIA ZAPATA? In the early 1990s, Seattle was the focal point of an emerging musical underground. The Gits helped spearhead this new scene. Their sound was proto-grunge and all-out punk aggression. The earnest, blues wail of front woman Mia Zapata was its center. Mia was the very embodiment of riot grrrl intensity, talent, and humanity. Her uncompromised integrity epitomized a way of life that influenced an entire generation of female artists to follow. Upon returning from a successful European tour -and at the height of The Gits' popularity- singer Mia Zapata was found raped and murdered, unfairly abbreviating the band's fable. Incredibly, more than a decade later, new evidence would surface, Mia's case file would be reopened, and a suspect would be brought to justice -as cameras rolled. The Gits is an account of overcoming adversity, addiction, love, loss and pain. It's a punk rock mystery, but not merely a tale of tragedy. It's the mythic story of a great American Rock N Roll band.
Director Kerri O'Kane