Loading the player ...

Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble

USA | 2014 | 95 minutes | Isaac Olsen

A massive amount of archival footage, memorabilia, and audio recordings chronicle the three-decade history of Girl Trouble, the legendary Tacoma-based garage rock band defined by their uncompromising DIY aesthetic. Girl Trouble scheduled to attend.

May 26, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
5:00 PM Date has passed

Director Isaac Olsen and band Girl Trouble scheduled to attend

May 27, 2014
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center  
8:30 PM Date has passed

Director Isaac Olsen and band Girl Trouble scheduled to attend

Show All

Monday May 26 screening on STANDBY – Advance tickets not available

Garage rock band Girl Trouble has always traveled on their own unique and idiosyncratic musical path, employing all their prodigious talents in the pursuit of creating pure entertainment experiences. For over 30 years, they have been standard-bearers for the collaborative spirit and do-it-yourself aesthetic that the Northwest's indie rock scene was founded on. From a small family compound in Tacoma, WA, Girl Trouble has spread their influence across Europe, Canada, and the USA. One of the surprising benefits of the band handling every aspect of their career is that they have documented and collected it all, a veritable archive of promo shots, memorabilia, exclusive recordings, and even a magazine about themselves. Director Isaac Olsen weaves together this treasure trove of items with current day interviews with the band's numerous collaborators, including Neko Case, Calvin Johnson, and Art Chantry. But ultimately, Olsen wisely lets KP Kendall (vocals), Kahuna (guitar), Bon Von Wheelie (drums), and Dale Phillips (bass) tell the story of their journey from self-proclaimed “weirdos” to Tacoma's local champions and defenders of rock and roll. Girl Trouble are born storytellers, and they wouldn't have it any other way. 

Director Biography

Isaac Olsen is self taught writer, director, photographer, editor, and animator from Tacoma, Washington. Performing the aforementioned roles, he has produced over 10 award winning shorts and three features: Quiet Shoes, a film noir comedy shot in Tacoma, Ich Hunger, a German expressionist art film shot in Flint, Michigan and Strictly Sacred, a documentary on the legendary northwest band Girl Trouble.

Sponsored by EMP Museum, KEXP 90.3 FM

Director: Isaac Olsen
Principal Cast: Kurt Kendall, Bill Henderson, Bon Henderson, Dale Phillips, Neko Case
Premier Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 95 minutes
Music: Girl Trouble
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Ich Hunger (2013); Quiet Shoes (2010)
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
Show All