SCREENING (International Premiere): 03 November 2021 at 18:30

London - Rio Cinema


Dir. Henry Mortensen, USA, 2021,107 min

Featuring Donita Sparks (L7), Kate Nash, SoKo, Lori Barbero and Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland), and many more badass womxn.

Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo are step-sisters from Oklahoma who founded their band, Skating polly at the ages of 14 and 9, respectively. They call their style of music, "Ugly Pop": infectious melodies, but with real-life blemishes still showing. This film is a documentary exploring the early years of Skating Polly. Peyton and Kelli get their first tastes of success, and try to stay true to themselves and their love of music. We see the sisters grow as people and musicians and how they became the band they are today. Their earnestness throughout is refreshing and inspiring.

Event supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.