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Gimme Some Truth: Music Documentary Festival


Fri 29 Nov 2013, 7:00pm
Sat 30 Nov 2013, 7:00pm
Sun 1 Dec 2013, 7:00pm

Where: Luna Palace Cinemas, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: ajankovic

RTRFM is proud to present Australia’s first music documentary festival – Gimme Some Truth – comprised of ten films, including four Australian premieres, one world premiere, and a live score, showcasing musicians and scenes that keep the flame alive for independent music.

Gimme Some Truth – RTRFM’s Music Documentary Festival will run for three days from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December at Perth’s finest independent cinema, Luna Leederville.

Each music documentary has been handpicked for delivering guaranteed movie-going satisfaction, with famous faces in some and untold talents in others.
Gimme Some Truth kicks off with the Australian premiere of Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, about avant-garde LA-based record label Stones Throw Records, with an opening night party featuring RTRFM DJs Rok Riley and Ben M, and treats from Kitsch Bar Asia and Yelp Perth, under the stars for the commencement of the Luna Outdoor season on Friday 29 November.

From captivating to triumphant; Gimme Some Truth features many internationally acclaimed underground music documentaries such as Radio Unnameable, about legendary New York radio personality Bob Fass who has revolutionised the FM airwaves for nearly 50 years; Such Hawks Such Hounds, a tribute to music and musicians of the American hard rock underground; and A Band Called Death, an engrossing Sugarman-esque story – and Number 21 on Rotten Tomatoes Best Films of 2013 list – driven by a 70s punk soundtrack that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Masonik present Häxan sees Perth-based experimental outfit Masonik presents a live score for the infamous 1922 Danish occult classic Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages.

Gimme Some Truth also boasts a plethora of Australian born documentaries, comprising of more than half the program, with Cosmic Psychos – Blokes You Can Trust and Wrong Side of the Road, plus a special WA feature series including Hunter: For The Record, Three Hams In A Can, and the world premiere of Fridey at the Hydey, about the beloved Hyde Park Hotel and its regrettable demise, for the closing night on Sunday 1 December.