Good Vibrations

Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Richard Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Dylan Moran, Jodie Whittaker
Country: UK / Ireland Year: 2013 Duration: 103 mins Genre: Drama / Music
The Guardian

“In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” H. G. Wells. Good Vibrations is the critically lauded, unmissable chronicle of legendary Terri Hooley - a chaotic but charismatic optimist, instrumental in developing Belfast's independent rock scene.

Just as the Troubles of 1970s Belfast threaten to take over his city, music-lover Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer, Game of Thrones, My Boy Jack) opens a record shop called Good Vibrations. Hooley discovers a growing voice of resistance in the city’s underground punk movement, and before long he finds himself establishing a record label and leading a new community as the so-called ‘godfather of punk’.

A background of local conflict gives the film a real edge, but this is an unapologetically ramshackle rock movie, with Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Hunger, The Guard), Dylan Moran (TV's Black Books) and Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block) adding fantastic performances to the mix. After sold-out sessions at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival, don’t miss this raucous, passionate and hilarious story about the power of music and the 7" single. Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Cherrybomb) deliver a vibrant, triumphant story that will have audiences cheering for more.

Selected sessions introduced by Producer Bruno Charlesworth in Melbourne – see below session times for details.

2013 Melbourne International Film Festival
2012 BFI London Film Festival
2012 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Palace Balwyn Cinema

Saturday 23 November 8:30pm (Introduction)

Palace Cinema Como

Sunday 24 November 3:45pm (Introduction)
Saturday 30 November 8:45pm (Introduction)
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Palace Byron Bay