The extraordinary true story of one of Australia’s most influential pop groups. Join us Friday 15 December for a post-screening Q&A with special guest Lindy Morrison drummer of The Go-Betweens.
With beautifully crafted, wonderfully idiosyncratic pop songs like Streets Of Your Town, Cattle And Cane, and Head Full Of Steam, the Brisbane-born The Go-Betweens sneakily announced themselves as a musical force to be reckoned with in the late seventies and eighties. Their principal singer/songwriters – the flamboyant Robert Forster and the more mercurial Grant McLennan – have even retrospectively been hailed as Australia’s Lennon and McCartney.
But behind every one of their great songs lies a backstory of jealousy, doomed romance, bruised egos, and personal pain. Though they never cracked the Top 40, The Go-Betweens are every bit as important (and probably twice as interesting) to Australian musical history as Cold Chisel, Paul Kelly, or Powderfinger.
In his deeply moving, richly intimate documentary, The Go-Betweens: Right Here, director, Kriv Stenders (Boxing Day, Red Dog, Lucky Country, Red Dog: True Blue, TV’s The Principal), tells the fascinating story of this seminal band from the inside out, uncovering the betrayals, the failures, and the quiet triumphs that made The Go-Betweens so great.
A must for both hardcore fans and absolute beginners, The Go-Betweens: Right Here is a musical journey unlike any other.
Classification: M – Coarse language
Distributor: Umbrella Films
Dates & Times
Friday 15 December 7pm (+ Q&A)
Saturday 16 December 8pm
Special guest Lindy Morrison OAM will be joining us on Friday 15th December for a post-screening Q&A.
Lindy Morrison OAM played drums with The Go-Betweens (80-90) and Cleopatra Wong (90–93). Lindy then worked as a community musician throughout Australia, performing in or directing shows. She now works in community music programmes at the Bondi Pavilion. She directed the Junction House Band a group of musicians with intellectual disabilities for 25 years. She has been the elected (by artist members) Artist Director of Phonographic Performance Company of Australia since 1993. She lectures on copyright in tertiary level arts/music courses. Lindy is the National Welfare Coordinator for Support Act, the charity for artists and music workers in crisis.