Age of Rage: The Australian Punk Revolution
Radio wouldn’t play it, but when punk exploded onto the Australian music scene, it was met with just as much fierce and protective love as it was derision. Beneath the mohawks, the piercings and the screaming were artists who had something to say about society. Award-winning shorts filmmaker Jenny Ross makes her feature debut with a far-reaching story that travels from Perth to Rockhampton to Sydney and Melbourne. Through music, photos, archival footage and testimonials, the film rediscovers how these radical musicians and activists found transgressive alternatives to the status quo, and in turn battled with the harsh realities of housing, duress from police, drugs and grief. Age of Rage presents a raucous tour into a raw and unfiltered subculture; like punk itself, it's a force to be reckoned with.
Director Jennifer Ross is a guest of the festival. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A.