Sarah Price, co-director of the documentary “American Movie” has launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new film project about the grunge punk feminist band L7. She has already collected more than $8,000 in donations toward a $97,000 goal with 29 days remaining in the campaign.
Price, a former Milwaukee resident, directed “American Movie” (1999) one of the seminal documentaries of the 20th century and set on the city’s northwest side, with Chris Smith.
Price also co-directed “Summercamp!” and “The Yes Men.”
According to the Kickstarter campaign the film “L7: Pretend We’re Dead” is an “all-access journey into the 1990s grunge movement … and the band that helped define it” for a generation.
The film is culled from over 100 hours of home movies taken by the band, rare concert footage and interviews.
It is described as “an engrossing time capsule” told from the band’s perspective. ”
Donor rewards include downloads, DVDs, ephemera from the band and “a seance for seven” to try and contact the spirit of Harry Houdini at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.