Fri Oct 27, 8:15 PM
Director: Ian White
99 minutes

Chronicling the belligerent brilliance of Australian post-punk legends The Birthday Party, fronted by Nick Cave

As intense, wild and entertaining as one the band’s Crystal Ballroom gigs, Mutiny In Heaven: The Birthday Party relives the chaotic and all-too-brief reign of post-punk royalty. Formed in Melbourne in the late 1970s, The Birthday Party was propelled to notoriety by its unique and at times uncomfortable blending of jagged soundscapes with artful, absurdist sensibilities. Restlessly shifting to London and then West Berlin through the early eighties, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, Tracy Pew and Phill Calvert fight record label expectations, addiction, and ultimately themselves while performing some of the most unhinged and unforgettable music of the movement. Told in the band’s own brutally frank and funny words, Mutiny in Heaven is compulsory viewing for post-punk and rock fans alike.

Join The Birthday Party's Mick Harvey and director Ian White for an exclusive Q&A after the screening.

Film Type Feature Documentary
Program Strand (Port) Adelaide Film Festival, Documentary Competition
Language English
Director Ian White
Producer Greg Blakey, Ian White
Writer Ian White
Cinematographer Craig Johnston
Editor Aaron J. March
Genre Biographical, Documentary, Music