The Gits
Contributed by BlackStud8InchesReal, Posted by Movies and Documentaries

The documentary film The Gits has been confirmed for a theatrical release on July 7, the 15th memorial anniversary of death of lead singer Mia Zapata. Screenings will take place throughout the US and Canada throughout the month. The Gits, described as "part musical history and part murder mystery," was directed by Kerri O'Kane and produced by Jessica Bender, Danny Goldberg, and Gits drummer Steve Moriarty. More information can be found at

The Gits were a Seattle-based four-piece punk band that formed in 1986, releasing their debut album Frenching The Bully in 1992. By the summer of 1993 the band began recording their follow up, titled Enter: The Conquering Chicken. Popular in the Pacific Northwest and poised to break nationally, the band's career was tragically ended with the rape and murder of frontwoman Mia Zapata in July of 1993. The murder went unresolved for years until the 2002 arrest and 2004 conviction of her killer.

The Gits screenings
Austin, TX.7/7/08Alamo Draft House
Boston, MA.7/7/08Newbury Comics
Columbia, MO.6/7/08Ragtag Theater (Sneak Preview)
Denver, CO.7/4-10/08Starz Film Center
Edmonton, AB, Canada7/27-7/31Metro Cinema
Indianapolis, IN7/7/08Greenbriar Cinema Grill
Los Angeles, CA.7/7/08Echoplex
Louisville, KY6/5/08Rudyard Kipling (Last Call Film Festival)
Louisville, KY7/7/08Ear X-tacy
New York, NY7/4-7/10Pioneer Theater
New York, NY7/7/08The Delancy (tribute / vigil)
Oakland, CA.7/5/08Uptown Nightclub
Orlando, FL.7/7/08Slingapours
Philadelhia, PA7/7/08941 Theater
Portland, OR7/4-7/10Clinton Street Theater
Providence, RI7/7/08As220
Sacramento, CA7/4-7/8Movies on the Big Screen (600 4th St)
San Francisco, CA7/7/08The Embarcadero
San Jose, CA7/5/08The Blank Club
Seattle, WA7/4-7/10Northwest Film Forum
Seattle WA7/7Metro Cinema
Winnipeg, MB, Canada7/3Big Smash