Director: Madeleine Parry
100 minutes
Unclassified 15+

It’s not easy being in a rock ‘n’ roll band.

The Angels came hurtling out of Adelaide with the searing guitars of the Brewster brothers and Doc Neeson, a frontman who was beyond intense. Their songs are etched in the DNA of this city: Take a Long Line, Am I Ever Goin’ to See Your Face Again. They were on the path to international success… until they just missed out. Yet they revolutionised Aussie music with gritty guitar rock and ferociously theatrical live shows. Adelaide’s Madeleine Parry has made an intimate documentary exploring the tensions that tore relationships apart while producing unforgettable rock’n’roll.

Special guests will be in attendance alongside the filmmakers.

Ticket price includes access to the post-screening gala event. Guests will be treated to an exclusive AFF Opening Night celebration alongside an A-list of screen industry in unique Adelaide style.
Details to follow. 

Opening Night will also feature the World Premiere of the short film Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black), written and directed by Derik Lynch and Matthew Thorne.

Director Bio:
Madeleine Parry is an Adelaide filmmaker who began her career directing Murder Mouth (2012), in which she killed her own food, and which won Best Film at the CineGlobe festival. Her tv work includes Meatwork (2012) which won Best Standalone Documentary at ADG Awards) and the Maddie Parry: Tough Jobs tv series (2015). She directed the Emmy-award winning Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) and Emmy-nominated Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) for Netflix. She is currently writing feature The Storm with the SAFC/AFF/Mercury CX Film Lab: New Voices program. She was a recent recipient of the SAFC’s Lottie Lyell Award and has a slate of projects in development under her production company, Mess Productions.

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
Screenwriters Madeleine Parry
Cinematographer Liam Somerville
Editor Emma McGavisk
Genre Music

Screens with: Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)

Director: Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
13 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a multi disciplinary film and photographic art project created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch & Australian artist Matthew Thorne that explores (in dream and memory) Derik’s childhood growing up in the heart of central Australia.
The story follows his road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to country – Aputula – to perform Drag on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth return.
Inma is a 60,000+ year old form of storytelling using the visual, verbal and physical. As a place of storytelling it is also the place where the history and stories of the past are written and shared in the present.

Film Type Short
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Director Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
Producer Patrick Graham, Matthew Thorne
Screenwriters Derik Lynch, Matthew Thorne
Cinematographer Andrew Gough
Cast Derik Lynch