Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party
Directed by Ian White, Mutiny in Heaven is the story of The Birthday Party’s ascent, apex and inevitable collapse is a thrilling tale of epic struggle, artistic genius and total dysfunctionality. Told in the group’s own words, Mutiny in Heaven brings the band’s story to the screen for the first time. This is a twisted tale of ascent, realisation and implosion while dealing with issues of artistic muse, creativity, addiction, fame, interpersonal conflict and the unique relationship between creative vision and self-destruction — all underpinned by the dark, wry humour of the individual band members.
Why You Should See This Film
Featuring exclusive, incredibly candid interviews, a wealth of rare and unseen archives, original artwork, unreleased tracks, studio footage, animation and multimedia content, Mutiny in Heaven is as visually rich as it is narratively riveting: a revealing look back at its key members’ origins, dreams, hopes and motivations.
Special Q&A Screenings on Friday 3 November & Sunday 12 November presented by Groovescooter
Friday 3 November: Q&A with The Birthday Party's Mick Harvey, Phill Calvert and director Ian White.
Sunday 12 November: Q&A with Mark Mordue (author of Boy on Fire: The Young Nick Cave), Lindy Morrison of (The Go-Betweens) and Greg Perano (Hunters & Collectors).
Monday 4 December: Introduction by Jeff Duff
Please note Film Club Memberships and Gift Passes are not valid for this special event. Tickets are $25 Adult/$20 Concession.
- Year: 2023
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Ian White
- Cast: Mick Harvey, Nick Cave, Phill Calvert, Rowland S. Howard, Tracy Pew
- Duration: 98 minutes
- Language: English