The Luna Outdoor continues its season of great films under the stars. Local rock documentary MEAL TICKETS (review) has been screening to enthusiastic audiences the last few evenings, so why not get into to climatically and culturally-attractive Leederville and see for yourself?
In what was dangerously close to becoming a life’s work for director Mat de Koning, Meal Tickets centres on the rise of Perth rock band Screwtop Detonators on the local scene, then Melbourne, then on-tour in the US. Along the way relationships splinter, new friendships and careers are formed and teenage dreams and expectations are stared right in the eye. As it turns out life on the road with a young rock band is exactly what you thought it might be except smellier and de Koning is right there to document a world where what happens on tour, no longer stays on tour.
Meal Tickets is infinitely rewarding—especially for local audiences—but beyond that it provides an often hilarious, often excruciating but always fascinating insight into friendship, loyalty and what it takes to make it.
The Meal Tickets Luna Outdoor screenings from the 1st to 7th of February will kick off at 7pm with pre-show acoustic sets each night from a stellar line up of Perth musicians including Timothy Nelson, Peter Bibby, Will Stoker and The Embers, Luke Dux and more.
Director Mat de Koning will introduce the film each night. Further details here.