DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM + Q&A
FRI 24 JAN @ 6PM | Arc Cinema | $12/$10
2017 | M | 110 mins | DCP | Australia | D: Jonathan Sequeria
During the heyday of satin jumpsuits and screaming teens on Countdown, a group of outsiders former the high-energy rock'n'roll band Radio Birdman. Switched off, shut down and booted out of countless venues, they remained determined to do things their own way. They slowly accumulated a cult-like following - a 'New Race' of disaffected youth who rallied around the band.
Descent Into The Maelstrom is the true story of Radio Birdman, charting their original formation through to the present. Like the band itself, it's an independent production. It shows what the band meant to the fans, and how they changed Australian, by inspiring a golden age of indie music from Cold Chisel to Midnight Oil.
Director Jonathan Sequeria joins us for a Q&A after the film.