Melbourne International Film Festival 2023
Sat Aug 12th, 6.30pm, Astor Theatre, Melbourne
Fri Aug 18th, 9.30pm, Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Sun Aug 20th, 7pm, Star Cinema, Bendigo
Sun Aug 20th, 5.30pm, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
AUSTRALIAN CINEMA RELEASE OCT/NOV 2023
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Running Time: 98 minutes
Writer, Director: IAN WHITE
Interviewees: NICK CAVE, ROWLAND S.HOWARD, MICK HARVEY, PHIL CALVERT, PAUL GOLDMAN
Producers: GREG BLAKEY, IAN WHITE
Executive Producers: WIM WENDERS, MICK HARVEY, MICHAEL MURPHY, BILL LORD, STUART SOUTER, JENNY O'SHEA
Co-Producer: LINDSAY GRAVINA
Directed by Ian White, MUTINY IN HEAVEN is the story of The Birthday Party’s ascent, apex and inevitable collapse is a thrilling tale of epic struggle, artistic genius and total dysfunctionality. Told in the group’s own words, MUTINY IN HEAVEN brings the band’s story to the screen for the first time.
This is a twisted tale of ascent, realisation and implosion whilst dealing with issues of artistic muse, creativity, addiction, fame, interpersonal conflict and the unique relationship between creative vision and self-destruction - all underpinned by the dark, wry humour of the individual band members.
Utilising exclusive, incredibly candid interviews, a wealth of rare and unseen archives, original artwork, unreleased tracks, studio footage, animation and multimedia content - the film is as visually rich as it is narratively riveting - a revealing look back at its key members’ origins, dreams, hopes and motivations.