Mutiny in Heaven – The Birthday Party
Director: Ian White Run Time: 98 min.
Starring: Mick Harvey, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
From humble beginnings in suburban Australia, The Birthday Party grew to become one of the most influential acts of their time – commanding a level of respect which remains undiminished to this day. Singer Nick Cave’s incendiary vocals and guitarist Rowland S. Howard’s groundbreaking sonics stunned audiences across the globe. By the time of their inevitable disintegration they’d been labelled the most dangerous band in the world.
Narrated exclusively by the original band members, Mutiny in Heaven delves deep into a band’s psyche, chronicling how Nick Cave and his school friends startled audiences with their confrontational performances, primal screams, outlaw gothic horror, and anarchic lifestyle. Featuring never-before-seen personal footage from band members, dynamic animation sequences, and jaw-dropping concert clips, the film provides a sweaty, electrifying front-row seat to one of the most legendary live acts. It’s destined to be an instant documentary classic. The film is the first fully authorized telling of The Birthday Party.
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