All Kindsa Girls

An evolutionary tale featuring the Real Kids

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All Kindsa Girls traces the evolution of garage/punk rock from its inception in the sixties through current interpretations. Focusing on the career of singer/songwriter John Felice and his band the Real
Kids, the film examines the significance of music in the lives of performers and fans. In 1976, the year the Ramones and the Sex Pistols issued their first albums, ex-Modern Lover John Felice put together the band that would become the Real Kids. One year later, they recorded the garage/punk classic known as the Red Star Album. All Kindsa Girls documents Felice’s evolving search for success.

Director: Cheryl Eagan-Donovan

Producers Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, Steve Maing, Josh Litwhiler

Production Company: Controversy Films

Completion: June 2006

Featuring: The Real Kids, the Explosion, Firestarter, Jonathan Richman, John Flansburgh, Andy Shernoff, J.J. Rassler, Willie Alexander, Miriam Linna, Rick Harte.

Editors: Steve Maing and Josh Litwhiler

Assistant Director: James Baumgartner

Production Coordinator: C. Morris Beverly

Online Editor: Christopher Santo

Post Production Audio Engineer: Eric Masunaga, Dylan Schwartz

Original Score: Steve Maing

Rough Cut & Festival Screenings

June 10, 2003 and June 11, 2004 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and July 20, 2003 at the Allston Cinema Underground, Boston, MA, February 17, 2005 Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.
Festival screenings: August 10, 2005 Rhode Island International Film Festival, November 12, 2005 San Francisco Rock & Roll Film Festival, March 2, 2006 Backseat Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2006 NXNE Music & Film Festival,Toronto, ON, June 12, 2006 Filmstock International Film Festival Luton, UK, August 22, 2006, Sound Unseen Music & Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN, September 7, 2006 Women in Film & Video/New England’s Chicks Make Flicks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, October 7, 2006 Raindance Film Festival, London.

Theatrical Screenings

November 20, 2006 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin, Texas, November 26th and 30th, 2006 Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois, November 11, 2007 Winnipeg Cinematheque, Manitoba, Canada

Awards & Honors

2005 AIVF PBS Mentorship Program, New York, NY
2006 Filmmaker Appreciation Award, Backseat Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Featured in Paul Sherman’s book BIG SCREEN BOSTON.