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Waiting – The Van Duren Story

(Rated Unclassified)

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Presented by CLIPPED.TV

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Born out of the ashes of Big Star, arguably the greatest cult band of all time, Memphis local Van Duren joined forces with ex-members Chris Bell & Jody Stephens to form a band and become regulars on the '70s Memphis bar circuit. In little time they got the attention of Rolling Stones manager, Andrew Loog Oldham then started managing Van Duren. Van was tipped to be the next Paul McCartney but instead faded into obscurity. Forty years later, two friends from Australia (a band manager & musician), chance upon the mysterious musician’s lost album. They fall hopelessly in love with the music and set out to discover why Van Duren isn’t a household name. Self-taught filmmakers, their journey takes them across the world and sees them cross paths with rockstars, Scientologists, con-men and a host of talented musicians some who made it ... and others that didn't.

"A touching film about your new favourite artist"
— The AU Review
"Recommended viewing for anyone in love with creativity and keeping the flame of musical inspiration burning and alive"
— Filmink

Why You Should See This Film

Van Duren’s lost career is a parable of the trials and tribulations of the music industry — an industry that leaves countless broken dreamers behind in its wake. Waiting – The Van Duren Story is a love letter to both those individuals and to the artist that could have helped to define a generation.

Presented by CLIPPED.TV

After a sell-out premiere earlier in the year CLIPPED.TV is proud to present a special screening of the documentary followed by an in-depth conversation with the filmmakers, moderated and hosted by John Macliver (CLIPPED/ Know One). Since their formation in 2016, CLIPPED.TV has strived to provide a nationwide opportunity to celebrate the art form of the music video and showcase the very best work by Australian and New Zealand artists. This will be CLIPPED's very first documentary screening, with all ticket purchasers going in the running to win a pair of Audio-Technica headphones.

Please Note: Gift Passes and Film Club discounts aren't redeemable for this special event screening.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: Unclassified
  • Director: Greg Carey, Wade Jackson
  • Duration: 79 minutes
  • Language: English
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