Skip to main content

Icelandic performance art meets Spinal Tap in this wickedly fun look at women behaving creatively. Three bandmates, Álfrún, Saga and Hrefna, of The Post Performance Blues Band, are tired of playing to audiences of five at their gigs and getting paid in beer. Each of them is staring down 40 and exhausting themselves juggling motherhood and their artistic pursuits. They decide to give themselves one year to either become popstars or quit the band for good. What follows is a make-it-or-break-it story of a band that's not really a band, pursuing a goal that is not actually attainable. Band member and filmmaker Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir puts herself, along with age and gender bias, on stage in this docu-parable about talented but not teenaged women trying to be successful in a youth-obsessed, overnight-success industry. Band allows gifted artists to perform the resilience and sisterhood that truly exists between life's messes, rejections and triumphs. Myrocia Watamaniuk

The screening on May 3 will be followed by a live performance by The Post Performance Blues Band.


  • Director(s)

    • Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
  • Producer(s)

    • Þórður Jónsson
    • Heather Millard
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Shane Boris
    • Sara Dosa
    • Maya Daisy Hawke
    • Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir
    • Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
  • Cast

    • Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
    • Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir
    • Saga Sigurðardóttir
  • Writer(s)

    • Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
  • Editor(s)

    • Kristján Loðmfjörð
  • Cinematography

    • Sebastian Ziegler
  • Composer

    • The Post Performance Blues Band
  • Sound

    • Kjartan Kjartansson

Promotional Partners

The Changing Face of Europe presented in partnership with

European Film Promotion

Nordic Bridges
This screening was made possible as part of NORDIC BRIDGES 2022 in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Supported by

Inspired by Iceland
Musician travel supported by Business Iceland, Iceland Music, and the Icelandic Film Centre

Get the latest from Hot Docs

Sign up for e-news and keep up to date with the latest from Hot Docs and Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
  • Advance notices about upcoming films
  • The latest on festival dates and tickets
  • Customize your preferences
  • Unsubscribe at any time
Sign up