The local Producer of last year’ smash Meal Tickets, Brooke Silcox, comes back Luna Leederville to the rock and roll table with this great look at Afghanistan’s only heavy metal band and the risky endeavour of playing this illegal music in this fractured place.
There is a special Q&A screening being held on Thursday, May 23 at Luna Leederville with producer Brooke Silcox giving us amazing insights into the making of this extraordinary and unique film.
At the outset of the film, Qasem, Pedram, Qais, Lemar Yosef are members of the head-banging outfit District Unknown who can hardly play their instruments …tuning up is something you do when you play onstage, not when you rehearse right? Enter Australian journalist Travis Beard whose admiration for the boys and his own love of music begins to channel things in a much more productive way to a point of significant international success and local notoriety. In Afghanistan however, nothing can be taken for granted and the hopes that blazed so brightly for the band and Travis collide with political and social realities.
We’ve got 2 double passes to giveaway to the special Q&A screening of Rockabul at Luna Leederville on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm.
To enter simply email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org with ROCKABUL in the subject line then tag the mate you want to take in the Facebook post. Don’t forget to like the X-Press Facebook page and sign up to the newsletter to be in the running!
Competition closes Tuesday, May 21 at 12pm. Please only enter if you can attend. You must be a Perth, WA resident and be able to attend Luna Leederville on May 23.