Ani DiFranco (born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23, 1970) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She is a prolific artist, having released over twenty albums, and is widely celebrated as a feminist icon.
Of all the modern day folk artists, I don't think there is one nearly as prolific nor as insightful as the outspoken Ani Difranco. Not only is she one of the world's most prolific songwriters, she writes the stuff that most of us haven't the guts to spew on a mere piece of paper. Not only can DiFranco write, she is also no slouch on the guitar & the woman has a voice that's pleasing to the ears. Ani is living proof that you can be tough & get … more
A long-time fan of the music of Ani Difranco, I bought Render: Spanning Time with Ani Difranco (2002) with the sole intention of extending my aural obsession with her into a filmic fetish. Much to my surprise, it was not only a staccato documentary of live performances, but also a glimpse into the life of traveling artists and commentary on capital punishment, urban renewal, and sexual politics. It is a movie for rabid Difranco fans, and also a legitimate nonfiction film. Yet classifying this … more