Wed Oct 19, 6:00 PM
Director: Madeleine Parry
100 minutes
Unclassified 15+

World Premiere

The Angels came hurtling out of Adelaide in the 1970s with the searing guitar sound of the Brewster brothers and Doc Neeson, a frontman who was beyond intense. Their songs remain etched in the DNA of this city: Am I Ever Goin’ to See Your Face Again, Take a Long Line, No Secrets. They worked their way up, developing an unmistakably unique musical style. By 1978 they were a behemoth of the local rock scene and on the path to international success… until they just missed their chance. Yet they still revolutionised the Aussie music scene, transforming it from pretty pop to gritty guitar rock, featuring ferocious and theatrical live shows. Adelaide director Madeleine Parry (Hannah Gadsby: Nanette) has made a surprisingly intimate documentary, with band members’ home videos and never-before-seen photos, exploring the internal tensions that strained relationships to breaking point, even while producing incandescent rock’n’roll.
Ticket price includes access to the post-screening gala event. Receive a complimentary drink on arrival at the Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas for our Opening Night Red Carpet Gala and World Premiere screening of The Angels: Kickin’ Down the Door. The filmmakers will be in attendance. The Gala and Screening will be followed by an exclusive Opening Night party at The Cloisters, The University of Adelaide (entry via Gate 10, Victoria Drive). Enjoy a complimentary drink and canapés as you rock the night away alongside the movers and shakers of the South Australian screen industry, with a full-tilt live performance by The Angels themselves on the big outdoor stage.

Dress Code: Rock 'n' Roll Red Carpet
The Angels: Kickin' Down the Door is an Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund premiere title.
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Premiere World
Film Type Documentary
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Madeleine Parry
Producer Peter Hanlon, Rick Davies, Martin Fabinyi, Mikael Borglund, Madeleine Parry
Writer Madeleine Parry
Cinematographer Liam Somerville
Editor Emma McGavisk
Cast John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Sam Brewster, Dave Gleeson, Nick Norton, Doc Neeson
Genre Music