MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL presents
MDFF: Music Showcase
Theme: Music Showcase
Date: 29th July 2019, Starts at 8:30pm
Venue: Backlot Cinemas, 65 Haig St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Title: The Godfathers of Hardcore
Directed by: Ian McFarland
Description: The hardcore punk band Agnostic Front formed in 1982 and soon became synonymous with the New York Hardcore (NYHC) punk scene. At its core are Vinnie Stigma - the legendary guitarist, born in 1955 and raised in the same apartment building he lives in today in Little Italy, and Roger Miret - a Cuban-born refugee, frontman and original cover boy for the NYHC scene. Over 35 years later, these two are still thriving and have stayed strong through adversity - from the dangerous streets of NYC’s Lower East Side of the early 1980s, to prison sentences, to facing their own mortality as they continue to live the same hardcore lifestyle in their older age.
Directed by: Jordan Albertsen
Description: 'Boom' tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. For the first time ever, all five original members of the band tell the true story of how it all went down, beginning to end. 'Boom' takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come (whether it was apparent at the time or not). Featuring interviews with homegrown heroes and breakthrough artists alike, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many, many more.