A new documentary about Joan Jett titled Bad Reputation will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, scheduled from January 18 to 28 at a number of locations in Utah.
The movie follows Jett's life story from her early career with the all-female rock band The Runaways, to the start of her partnership with her longtime manager and collaborator Kenny Laguna, to her enduring success fronting her group The Blackhearts.
Bad Reputation was directed by veteran music-video director Kevin Kerslake, whose previous films include As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM, Nirvana's Live! Tonight! Sold Out!, and The Ramones' We're Outta Here. The Jett documentary is the first in a planned series of music-related movies and TV programs from the BMG record label and publishing company.
"We are incredibly excited and proud [of Bad Reputation]," says BMG executive Justus Haerder. "Joan Jett is an American icon and Kevin Kerslake has created a superb documentary which really captures her story."