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MIDNIGHT OIL 1984


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Join Midnight Oil drummer, songwriter and founding member Rob Hirst and director and long-time Oils collaborator Ray Argall for a special preview Q&A screening of MIDNIGHT OIL 1984. Following the film, Rob and Ray will be joined by musician and journalist Sean Sennett, who has previously collaborated with Rob, for a conversation about Midnight Oil and why 1984 was such an important year for them. Questions will also be opened up to the audience. In 1984, Midnight Oil released their iconic record Red Sails in the Sunset. They embarked on a relentless tour around the nation performing raw and electrifying music that reignited the imagination of young Australians. That same year, their lead singer Peter Garrett committed to run for a Senate seat for the Nuclear Disarmament Party. With the mounting pressure of balancing the demands of music and politics this is the year that would make, but nearly break, Australia's most important rock and roll band. Thirty years in the making and featuring never seen before seen footage of the band on and off the stage, MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is the untold story of the year Australia’s most iconic rock band inspired the nation to believe in the power of music to change the world.