Mary D. Fisher Theatre joins theaters around the world for special one night event
Sedona AZ (September 20, 2018) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a one-night only special premiere event of “Joan Jett: Bad Reputation” on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Joan Jett: Bad Reputation” features Joan Jett, songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna, as well as a venerable list of icons from music, entertainment and beyond — including Billie Joe Armstrong, Miley Cyrus, Debbie Harry, Nikki Haley, Iggy Pop, Kristen Stewart, Pete Townhsend, and many more.
Joan Jett is so much more than “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, influencing many musicians — both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands — with her “tell-it-like-it-is” style.
“Bad Reputation” gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. You’ll love her all the more after seeing this film.
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. She has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations.
“Joan Jett: Bad Reputation” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.