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Who Killed The KLF?

(Rated Unclassified 15+)

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Sydney Premiere presented by Groovescooter

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Overview

It’s finally here! Following its August 2022 Australian Premiere in Melbourne, Sydneysiders now have the opportunity to travel back in time to Mu Mu Land with one of the most enigmatic and confounding, chart-topping groups of their generation: Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s situationist band The KLF. Like disembodied timelords, their two voices hover throughout this highly entertaining and enlightening film, while insights from Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox help unpack an outrageous anti-capitalist “career" that began with a series of million-selling, groundbreaking records and ended with the duo burning one million pounds and firing machine-gun blanks at a BRIT Awards audience. Fact, fiction or music myth? Regardless, throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s the anarchic KLF delighted, confounded and vexed both ravers and an industry machine obsessed with the monetisation of art. It’s little wonder then that this documentary is fully unauthorised by Drummond and Cauty and has been held up with them attempting to stall its release. Still, when it comes to documenting the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu on film, Who Killed The KLF? is the most complete Illuminatus we have. Just don’t expect it to answer every question you might have dreamt up while under the influence.

“Brilliant”
— Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting
“A very entertaining guide through what has to be the strangest A-list pop career of modern times”
— The Guardian
“Wry, bonkers and irreverent”
— The Times

Why You Should See This Film

Who doesn’t want to relive their youthful, misspent, acid-house and stadium-house heydays, or be right there with The KLF as they roll a car off a cliff, torch a stash of cash or try and get a meeting with ABBA to stop a sampling lawsuit? Whether or not you grew up on the band and releases like '3 a.m. Eternal’, ‘Chill Out,' ‘What Time Is Love', 'Doctorin’ the Tardis’ or their unlikely single-smash coupling with Tammy Wynette, ‘Justified & Ancient’ — this is a unique music story that will delight both fans of The KLF and newcomers to the story. It’s a wild ride and, yes if we could have scheduled this for a 3 a.m. screening, we would have. The Hollywood Reporter rightly called this a “highly entertaining picture of The KLF's ascent to druggy dance-floor dominance,” but it’s so much more than that.

PRESENTED BY GROOVESCOOTER

Please note: Gift Passes & Film Club Membership discounts can't be used for this special event session.

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  • Year: 2021
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+
  • Director: Chris Atkins
  • Cast: Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Alan Moore
  • Duration: 86 minutes
  • Language: English
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