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Melbourne music icons Mick Harvey, Tim Rogers, Henry Wagons (Wagons) and Vincent Vendetta (Midnight Juggernauts) each present the films that had the greatest influence on their trademark sound, followed by an audience-driven Q&A session with the musician himself.

tickets Full $15 Concession $12 Acmi member $11 Transaction and booking fees may apply 03 8663 2583


Mick Harvey All Night Long (91 min, 1962) Instrumentalist, composer, producer and songwriter Mick Harvey presents All Night Long, a heated story of love and prejudice in the underground jazz scene of 1960’s London.


This sensual retelling of Othello is syncopated with cameos from jazz masters Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Tubby Hayes and others. Harvey’s work with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, PJ Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and The Cruel Sea has

an overtly cinematic vibe. This event explores that connection in intimate detail. 7pm, Saturday 19 November Unclassified 18+




Tim Rogers Billy Liar (98 min, 1963)

MMW and ACMI present

ARIA-award-winning You Am I front man Tim Rogers presents Billy Liar, the tale of an undertaker’s assistant whose dreams begin to insinuate themselves into his reality.

Midnight Juggernauts Look at Life (60min, 1959-69) Traditional notions of past, present and future are set to explode in this carefully orchestrated collision of music and film. For one night only, Melbourne’s enigmatic Midnight Juggernauts will mix their special blend of kaleidoscopic jams in real-time response to a rarely seen, fully restored series of 1960s newsreels. From 1959 to 1969, Britain’s famous Rank Organisation commissioned dozens of newsreels reflecting life at the time. From the scientific marvels of the jet age to the swinging 60s, these superbly cinematic newsreels, entitled Look at Life, define the essence of the decade – but with one eye on the future.

In a live in-cinema performance, Midnight Juggernauts will combine samples, loops and inspired improvisation, revealing previously unseen vistas and subtly dark undercurrents of the Look at Life reels. Midnight Juggernauts have long evaded definition by the music media, whose attempts to label their sound include art-rock, synth-pop, retro-futurist, indie-dance and prog-stomp. Their international following has earned them billings at the world’s top festivals, including Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Exit and Coachella.

Their idiosyncratic interpretation of the Look at Life newsreels is a Melbourne Music Week exclusive.

ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square 8pm, Friday 25 November All ages event

This British classic, directed by John Schlesinger, provides pointed commentary on social expectations, advertising, family life and authority in the 1960s. No stranger to the screen, Rogers has made various forays into acting and worked on two movie soundtracks. This very

personal screening reveals how and why Billy Liar has captivated a local music legend. 4pm, Sunday 20 November PG


Henry Wagons

(Wagons) DEAD MAN (121 MIN, 1995)

Master of narrative songwriting Henry Wagons presents 1995 Acid Western, Dead Man. A searing score by Neil Young fortifies Johnny Depp’s performance as frontier-

ensnared Dead Man William Blake. This black-and-white Jarmusch classic is lauded as the ultimate postmodern Western and a career turning point for all involved. Wagons has performed mercurial sets alongside Justin Townes Earle, Okkervil River, Calexico, Cat Power, M. Ward, John Hiatt,

Violent Femmes and others. This event traces the motivations of one of Melbourne’s most emblematic musicians. 7pm, Thursday 25 November R18+


tickets Full $25 Concession $20 Acmi members $18

Vincent Vendetta (Midnight Juggernauts)

Dawn of the Dead (119 min, 1978)

Transaction and booking fees may apply 03 8663 2583

Dawn of the Dead marked a new era for horror, and had a lasting impact on The Midnight Juggernauts’ Vincent Vendetta.

This 1978 classic focuses on the fates of the few hapless survivors of a zombie plague. Rife with social commentary, it features a glittering 70s synth soundtrack from Italian outfit Goblin that sparked a sonic revolution. Join the Midnight Juggernauts’ Vendetta and

discover the film’s nuances with the special Dario Argento European cut. 7pm, Saturday 26 November R18+


MMW Program 2011  

Melbourne Music week 2011

MMW Program 2011  

Melbourne Music week 2011