There’s an absolutely massive run of films about to hit screens thanks to Melbourne International Film Festival.
But there’s one in particular you should hurry along and get tickets to, and that’s The Murlocs live performance reimagining the score to Australian classic, Two Hands. The garage rock five-piece will be creating a night of sound and cinema at Melbourne’s Astor Theatre for the audio-visual event Hear My Eyes, creating a background of ‘harmonica-driven psych and unmistakeable swagger’ to the 1999 film that will transport you back to 90s Sydney—you know, when Kings Cross was still seedy and Bondi Beach was actually kind of a shithole. RIP.
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If you’ve never had the absolute pleasure of watching this flick, there’s no better way than on the big screen with The Murlocs providing an incredible live soundtrack to one of the most underrated crime capers to come out of Australia. The film follows 19-year-old strip club promoter Jimmy (Heath Ledger), who jumps at a chance to deliver an expensive package for local crime boss Pando (Bryan Brown). But he goes for a dip at Bondi Beach, gets jacked by some kids, and has to come up with the money quick, or risk losing everything. I love everything about this film and you will too, if you make sure to pick up tickets to the event on Saturday, 7th of August on Melbourne International Film Festival’s website. And while you’re there, check out the rest of the programme.