`Girls Rock!' captures the spirit, genuineness of youth

Review B

April 25, 2008|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic

Girls Rock! does raise a joyful noise - emphasis on the noise.

Two male documentary makers, Shane King and Arne Johnson, train their cameras on the Portland, Ore.-based Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, where 8- to 18-year-olds spend a week forming groups and making music. The directors frame their story with animated data about the disadvantages girls face in an outside world that objectifies women as sex objects and discourages their attempts to be appreciated for brains, strength and talent.

Girls Rock! (Shadow) A documentary by Shane King and Arne Johnson. Rated PG for thematic elements and language. Time 90 minutes.

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