Music Documentaries at Luna

Music Documentaries at Luna

ABOVE: A Band Called Death

The Luna Outdoor re-Opens November 29. It kicks off by presenting GIMME SOME TRUTH – RTRFM’s Music Documentary Festival.  Gimme Some Truth is a three day feast of some of the most compelling and eclectic films made about music.10 films, 4 Australian premieres,1 world premiere. It showcases musicians and scenes that keep the flame alive for independent music. Each doco has been handpicked for delivering guaranteed movie-going satisfaction. Gimme Some Truth  is Australia’s first music documentary festival .


Friday November 29 OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton featuring DJ sets from Ben M and Rok Riley, treats from Kitsch Bar and Yelp Perth and a drink included with film ticket. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film features original music by Madlib, and draws on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs, and in-depth interviews with the folks who put Stones Throw on the map to delve deeper into the label’s enigmatic artists,

Saturday November 30 – “Häxan:Witchcraft Through The Ages”: LIVE SCORE

Perth-based experimental outfit Masonik present a live score for infamous 1922 Danish occult classic Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. Benjamin Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to conflate the persecution suffered by witches of the Middle Ages with the hysteria of turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. Masonik will present an edited version of this darkly humorous film, pairing Christensen’s visually majestic production with their own witches cauldron of sonic armoury.

Sunday December 1  “Fridey at the Hydey”

The Hyde Park Hotel played a significant role in Perth’s local alternative music scene. Fridey at the Hydey explores this piece of Perth music history, its rise and fall, its punks and local characters, and ultimate corporate takeover. This documentary deals with the loss of culture in Perth at the hands of councils and globalisation, and reflects on a place that oddballs called home. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers, musicians & industry gurus.

ALSO:- Radio Unnameable about legendary New York radio personality Bob Fass; A Band Called Death – before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Cosmic Psychos- the Blokes You can Trust  and  WA documentary features including  Three  Hams in a Can, Hunter for the Record plus the ground breaking Wrong Side of the Road and more. Hit the link for further program details.

Gimme Some Truth runs for three days from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2013. Screenings will be at Luna Outdoor and Luna Indoor in funk-soaked Leederville.

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