Get What You Want: Music Cinema

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains 1982
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Awesome; I… Shot That! 2006
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The Punk Singer 2013

Presented in conjunction with the Brisbane Festival, ‘Get What You Want’ is a selection of documentary and fiction films concerned with different genres of music, from country, disco, folk and hip hop to house, punk, metal, reggae and soul. It offers viewers a unique platform from which to appraise the creative and social dynamics operating across these different musical subcultures, as well as acknowledging the exchange and movement between them.

These films underline the idea that music, in all its endless permutations, can enrich our identities and transform both musician and listener into the somebody they want to be.

‘Get What You Want’ | 2 September – 2 October 2016, Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA

The Decline of Western Civilisation 1981
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains 1982
Purple Rain 1984
The Decline of Western Civilisation Part II: The Metal Years 1988
In Bed with Madonna 1991
Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music 2000
Wave Twisters 2001
Maestro 2003
DIG! 2004
Awesome; I… Shot That! 2006
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing 2006
Rock the Bells 2006
Anvil: The Story of Anvil 2008
The Carter 2009
Nine Muses of Star Empire 2012
Charles Bradley: Soul of America 2012
Death Metal Angola 2012
Marley 2012
All Ears: A Glimpse into the Los Angeles Beat Community 2013
The Punk Singer 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records 2013
20,000 Days on Earth 2014
Shake the Dust 2014
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015
Amy 2015
Strike a Pose 2016
Miles Ahead 2016