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Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr. Unclassified 15+

Language: English

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This riveting firsthand account tells the story behind the legendary band that helped inspire the alternative rock sound of the 90s.

Before Nirvana and grunge sent alternative rock into America’s mainstream, there was Dinosaur Jr. – the famed Massachusetts band formed in 1984 by eccentric singer/guitarist J Mascis, bass player Lou Barlow and drummer Murph. In an era when independent rock meant just that, the band, alongside formative alt-rock trailblazers Sonic Youth and the Pixies, helped define the sound that would come to dominate the airwaves in the years to come.

Philipp Reichenheim’s explosive documentary traces Dinosaur Jr.’s turbulent story back to where it all began. Armed with a treasure trove of archival footage, including of concerts and music videos, and new interviews with band members alongside a cavalcade of rock luminaries – from Thurston Moore and Frank Black to Kim Gordon and Henry Rollins – Freakscene testifies to the greatness of a true rock ’n’ roll original.


The Music on Film strand is presented by Triple R

In Cinema

Sat 07 Aug 9:00 pm [24111]
Pentridge Coburg 12
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Sat 14 Aug 9:15 pm [17481]
Kino 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
This session is bookable on a pass

For more venue information and for information about accessible services provided at MIFF this year, please go to miff.com.au/access.

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Online

40104
Sat 14 Aug 9:00 am [40104]
Online
Featured Subjects
Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, J Mascis, Kevin Shields, Kim Gordon, Lou Barlow, Matt Dillon, Murph, Thurston Moore
Director
Philipp Reichenheim
Producers
Antoinette Köster, Philipp Reichenheim, Stephan Holl
Screenwriter
Philipp Reichenheim
Cinematographers
Lee Ranaldo, Liviana Davi, Peter Domsch, Philipp Virus
Composer
J Mascis
Editors
Mario Bergmann, Philipp Virus, Stephan Holl
Premiere Status
International Premiere
Format
Digital

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