About

In their early days in the Los Angeles punk scene, Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin were inspired, ambitious, and determined. They formed an all-girl band, called themselves the Go-Go’s, learned to play their instruments, and wrote their own songs. Their ascent in the early 1980s coalesced with great group chemistry, the birth of MTV and the music video, and their chart-topping album, Beauty and the Beat. However, as the pressure of fame and success grew, a familiar story set in, and hard drugs and alcohol, infighting, and resentment began taking their toll on them.

With candid interviews from the band themselves and other industry insiders, The Go-Go’s shines with first-person tales, hilarious anecdotes, and juicy gossip. Director Alison Ellwood digs deep into the annals of Go-Go’s history, revealing all their hard work and exciting times, along with the messy truths and painful consequences, while never losing sight of their accomplishments. To this day, the Go-Go’s live on and remain one of the most successful bands who paved the way for female musicians in the music industry.

YEAR 2020

CATEGORY Documentary Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A./Ireland/Canada

RUN TIME 97 min

COMPANY Fine Point Films

WEBSITE http://www.finepointfilms.com

EMAIL tbirney@finepointfilms.com

PHONE +447771732508

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Artist Bio

Alison Ellwood

Alison Ellwood’s feature film directing credits include American Jihad; History of the Eagles, parts one and two; Spring Broke; and Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place. Her television credits include CNN’s Death Row Stories, Locked In for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, No Limits for ESPN’s Nine for IX series, The Human Behavior Experiments, The Travelers, Sixteen, and the Emmy-winning series American High.