Operation Hurricane (detail), Kate Downhill
Burrinja Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre
1 December 2018 – 10 February 2019
Friday, 25 January 2019 / 7pm
Midnight Oil 1984 (2018)
This documentary is a vivid portrait of the era and the songs that embodied it.
In 1984, Midnight Oil released their iconic record Red Sails in the Sunset. They embarked on a relentless tour around the nation performing raw and electrifying music that reignited the imagination of young Australians. That same year, their lead singer Peter Garrett committed to run for a Senate seat for the Nuclear Disarmament Party. With the mounting pressure of balancing the demands of music and politics this is the year that would make, but nearly break, Australia’s most important rock and roll band.
Thirty years in the making and featuring never seen before seen footage of the band on and off the stage, MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is the untold story of the year Australia’s most iconic rock band inspired the nation to believe in the power of music to change the world.
A concert style screening.
Thursday, 31 January 2019 / 7 – 8.30pm
A Writer’s Forum:
Exposing Maralinga in Print
With moderator Robin Gerster, (Professor at the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University) three authors examine and explore their process of bringing the story of Maralinga and the effects of the British testing program to print, each from a different perspective.
Elizabeth Tynan – “Atomic Thunder: British Nuclear Testing in Australia”
Frank Walker – “Maralinga: The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country”
Christobel Mattingley (tbc) – “Maralinga’s Long Shadow, Yvonne’s Story”