“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.