For one night only, you can enjoy a viewing like none other at the Parkway Theatre.

From the Back of the Room, directed by Amy Oden, will be showing for one night only at the Parkway Theatre (3 W North Ave Baltimore) on Monday Jun 25 at 7 p.m.

Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today.

This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives.

Director Amy Oden lived in New York until age 10, when her family moved to the DC metro region. In 1996, at age 15, she started attending local shows and getting involved in the D.I.Y. community. She got her Bachelors’ Degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland and her Masters’ Degree in Women’s Studies at George Washington University. She worked as a Producer at MHz Networks until 2011 and has toured nationally and internationally with bands since 2005.

Tickets for this showing are $10 for general admission and $8 for members. They can be purchased online at

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Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.