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Under the Volcano Unclassified 18+

Language: English
Genre: Documentary Music Themes: Nostalgia

Go behind the music at the sunny Caribbean studio that birthed some of the biggest hits of the 1980s.

Founded by famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin, AIR Studios Montserrat was the tropical retreat and hit factory that played host to the major acts of the era – where Paul McCartney jammed with Stevie Wonder after John Lennon’s death, where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reconciled The Rolling Stones, and where Dire Straits put Brothers in Arms to tape. The studio, and the island on which it was housed, saw a decade of productivity, until a series of natural disasters brought the creative idyll to an end.

Australian director Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario) crafts a toe-tapping, star-studded tribute to this lost paradise of pop, bringing you into the recording room with such stars as Sting, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Buffett and more. At once scintillating and celebratory, Under the Volcano weaves together archival footage with insightful new interviews and the vivid testimony of the local Montserratians who lent their hands – and, sometimes, voices – to the music made there.

“A gentle and sweet documentary that pays homage to some of the most creative musical artists of the modern world … and acts as a love letter to Montserrat and its magnetic, peaceful serenity.” – CineAddiction

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 3:45 pm [50003]
The Astor Theatre
Wheelchair Access
Past event
Fri 20 Aug 6:45 pm [50014]
Hoyts 3
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event

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Featured Subject
Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland, Mark Knopfler, Nick Rhodes, Midge Ure, Jimmy Buffett, Verdine White
Director
Gracie Otto
Producer
Cody Greenwood
Screenwriters
Cody Greenwood, Gracie Otto, Ian Shadwell
Cinematographer
Hugh Miller
Composer
Piers Burbrook de Vere
Editor
Karen Johnson
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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