Amelia is eight years old and immersed in a world of her own creation. Her dog is at the center of this world, so Amelias writing a fourteen-song cycle about the wonder and majesty of her beloved Pippi. With a hundred other girls at the week-long Girls Rock! Camp, Amelia learns to write songs, make zines and be part of a working band from mentors like Carrie Brownstein. And at the end of the week, Amelia sings a haunting and beautiful song that ends with the line, Were gonna destroy our destination . . . a.k.a. your world! as she tears out a wild feedback and guts riff. Arne Johnson and Shane Kings documentary Girls Rock! isnt just a film about girls learning to make their own bands. Its about how difficult it is to be a girl in a rock & roll-driven, sex-fantasy world and how girls can turn that weapon back on itself and use music to make their own worlds long after they pass the age of eight. Girls Rock! screens at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday (April 18 through 20), and again Tuesday and Thursday (April 22 and 24) at the Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/filmseries). Tickets are $5 to $6.
April 18-20; Tue., April 22; Thu., April 24, 2008