Long before “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll” became a ubiquitous MTV staple, Jett made her name
as the backbone of The Runaways, influencing many musicians — both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands — with her no-bull style. In Bad Reputation, Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, their interviews 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.
Tickets for this special screening at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater are $10 general; $7.50 for students, seniors, teachers, military, and those arriving by bicycle; and $5 for Film Streams Members.
Before the film, Omaha Girls Rock participants will discuss the impact of Omaha Girls Rock on their life and experiences as femme identifying musicians in the local music community, followed by a performance by Flora and Grace.