Arts » Arts Stories & Interviews

Artpace Hosting Rare Screening of 2006 Girl in a Coma Documentary Next Week

by

comment
COURTESY OF ARTPACE
  • Courtesy of Artpace
San Antonio indie-rock stalwarts Girl in a Coma may be gone, but they're not forgotten. Next Tuesday, Artpace is hearkening back to the band's roots with a screening of the TV documentary Jammin', which chronicles the band's humble beginnings.

In 2006, Artpace alum Jim Mendiola was tapped by bilingual cable network SiTV to produce a one-hour program following an unknown rock band, capturing their daily lives as well as filming them meeting their rock and roll hero. Little did Mendiola know, Jammin' would end up launching Girl in a Coma in a big way, as it captured the moment that Joan Jett signed the band to her label Blackheart Records. Over a decade later, Mendiola will reunite with two of Girl in a Coma's bandmates at Artpace for a screening of the film, which has only been shown once in public since its production.


After the screening, Mendiola will be on hand for a Q&A with Girl in a Coma's Phanie Diaz and Jenn Alva, who still perform together in riot grrrl outfit Fea.

Free, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave., (210) 212-4900, artpace.org.

Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.