Revelation Perth International Film Festival will present THIS IS ROCK! at Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival from 21 January – 22 February.
Joining the incredibly successful multi-arts Fringe World event for the first time, Revelation will present a program of seven music documentaries that chart a course from the roots to the renaissance of punk, hair and heavy rock.
With all films regarded internationally as bona-fide music and film classics plus some new surprises. The program includes:
Lech Kowalski’s definitive look at the 70s punk rock movement D.O.A: A Rite of Passage which includes some of the most famous Sex Pistols footage and interviews ever shot
Penelope Spheeris’ epic rock trilogy The Decline of Western Civilization Pt 1, 2 & 3 recently restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
The guaranteed crowd-pleaser and brand new fest hit We Are Twisted Fucking Sister
Jeff Krulik’s legendary short documentary shot in the carpark of a Judas Priest concert Heavy Metal Parking Lot
And last but not least the locally produced documentary Fridey At The Hydey looking at a slice of Perth music subculture.
“These fantastic works are as fresh today as the day they were made” says Revelation Director Richard Sowada. “They mark genuinely important moments in popular culture in both their form and what they capture and are in every way just brilliant to watch unfold. Everything about them and everything in them is sheer guts and glory – we like that.”
THIS IS ROCK! will screen mostly at The Backlot Perth in West Perth with one night at the Rooftop Movies venue in Northbridge.