AGE OF RAGE – THE AUSTRALIAN PUNK REVOLUTION
Directed by Jennifer Ross | Australia | 2022 | 82 mins
Unclassified 15+ | Fri 20 Jan 2023 | 9:30pm
Intro and Q&A with the film's director Jennifer Ross
The mainstream hated them, but those behind the Aussie punk assault of the 1970s and 80s wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Radio wouldn’t play it, but when punk exploded onto the Australian music scene, it was met with just as much fierce and protective love as it was derision. Beneath the mohawks and the piercings and the screaming-until-their-voices-were-hoarse were artists who had something to say about society and human rights.
Through music, photos, archival footage and testimonials, the film rediscovers how these radical musicians and activists found transgressive alternatives to the status quo, and in turn battled with the harsh realities of housing, duress from police, drugs and grief.
“Age of Rage is a raucous tour into a raw and unfiltered subculture – and, like punk itself, it's a force to be reckoned with” – Melbourne International Film Festival
Screening at A&I Hall, 3 Station Street Bangalow