"Enlightening, instructive, and sobering" - the Boston Globe

"Engrossing... a lovely and important film about people who've fallen in love with music, and why they've chosen to pursue that path despite a seemingly endless array of obstacles" - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

"...debunk(s) the myth that every woman who plays punk music today is a direct descendant of riot grrrl" -Washington City Paper

"An exhaustive, diverse, and thoughtful meditation on women in the punk community" - Washington City Paper

"... gives a voice to women who... were not connected to riot grrrl, but [who] had the same gut instinct that they were just as capable as anyone to get on stage and that no one had better get in their way" -Tom Tom Magazine

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Cinemania (New Zealand) Review

NPR Podcast featuring Amy Oden discussing "From the Back of the Room"

Willamette Week: Upper Extremities #26: From the Back of the Room Documentary (Q&A)

Boston Phoenix: Review of From the Back of the Room

Pittsburgh City Paper: New film looks at women's role in DIY punk communities

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Past and Present - Female punks step out 'From the Back of the Room'

Pitchfork: Not Every Girl is a Riot Girl

NOLA Defender: 'From the Back of the Room' Looks at Women in Punk Rock - Beyond the Riot

Butchieblog: Interview with Amy Oden

Gimme Noise: Interview with Amy Oden

Washington City Paper

Washington City Paper's Entertainment Picks

Worcester Telegram & Gazette


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