Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Bad Reputation

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 92 minutes

Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation

Joan Jett is so much more than “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. BAD REPUTATION gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are 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. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.—Sundance Film Festival

CIFF42 Screenings

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Friday, April 06, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Women of the World

Music Movies Competition

Kevin Kerslake

Kevin Kerslake started his film career making surfing, skating, and snowboarding videos. After graduating with a degree in film from Loyola Marymount University, Kerslake became one of a handful of directors responsible for forging the visual identity of the MTV generation. Kerslake has directed music videos for artists such as Liz Phair, Blue October, Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nirvana.

Electric Daisy Carnival Experience (2011), Making of Legend Remixed (2013), Bob Marley Legend Remixed Documentary (2013), As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2015), Video Singles Collection (2016), BAD REPUTATION (2017)

Peter Afterman, Carianne Brinkman

Joel Marcus

Kevin Kerslake

Joel Marcus

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of KEN ROBINSON.

Media Partner

iHeart Media

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