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Singer Kathleen Hanna fronts the band The Julie Ruin in concert at the Capitol Theater on Fri., Nov. 8, 2013. The Punk Singer, a documentary on Hanna, is one of the films screening in the 2013 film festival. Hanna and bassist Kathi Wilcox are both alumni of The Evergreen State College.

Earlier this month the Olympia Film Society  kicked off its 30th annual festival  with a concert headlined by The Julie Ruin. The band has local roots going back to the 1990s when singer Kathleen Hanna led Oly’s own Bikini Kill. Our photographer Shauna Bittle ’98 sat down with Kathleen Hanna ’91 and bassist Kathi Wilcox ’91 for a famous Evergreen Minute. And the best part, Kathleen Hanna was a Photoland lab aide and intern!

 

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Local band Survival Knife opens for the Julie Ruin at the Capitol Theater on opening night of the Olympia Film Festival on Fri., Nov. 8, 2013.

Local band Survival Knife opens for the Julie Ruin at the Capitol Theater on opening night of the Olympia Film Festival on Fri., Nov. 8, 2013.

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Local band Hot Fruit opens for the Julie Ruin at the Capitol Theater on opening night of the Olympia Film Festival on Fri., Nov. 8, 2013.

Local band Hot Fruit opens for the Julie Ruin at the Capitol Theater on opening night of the Olympia Film Festival on Fri., Nov. 8, 2013.

Kathleen as Evergreen catalog "narrator" for t 1989-90
Kathleen as Evergreen catalog “narrator” for 1989-90

 

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