Girls rock!

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export


  • "At Rock 'n' Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it's OK to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that "it is 100% okay to be exactly who you are." The girls have a week to select a band, an instrument they may have never played before, and write a song. In between, they are taught by indie rock chicks, such as Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney, various lessons of empowerment from self-defense to anger management. At the end of the week, all the bands perform a concert for over 700 people. The film follows several campers: Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed by death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary."--Publisher description.


  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
  • Special features: Director's commentary; camp skits and interviews; three years later with featured girls; full performance of "I try" by camp band The Ready; DIY rock tips; trailer.
  • Also available online.
  • DVD; widescreen 16x9; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 English or 2.0 English.
  • In English with optional English SDH.
Checking the Web...