Watch the glamourous and wild worlds of film and rock ‘n’ roll come crashing together at Luna Cinemas with these immersive and interactive film events. Witness the extraordinary true stories of legends like Frank Zappa and Billie Eilish, or party along to an all-star Fleetwood Mac concert, as these stunning documentary-style films trail the raw and real lives behind the music we love.
This is rock legend and musical iconoclast, Frank Zappa, like you have never seen before. This deep-dive biopic tells the tale of a controversial ‘culture warrior’, known for his satirical commentary on American society and the compositional complexity of his music. With a focus on Zappa’s personal and political life this is not just a retro trip into the mad era of the countercultural 60s; it is a contemporary glance into the profound and increasingly relevant art and politics of a man ahead of his time. Using delicately restored and previously unseen archived footage, director Alex Winter weaves together this very ‘human’ story with exclusive interviews from Zappa’s admirers, loved ones and collaborators.
Featuring a comprehensive soundtrack including Zappa’s greatest hits and some less familiar B-side tracks, ZAPPA is a film for classic rock ‘n’ roll fans to “Freak Out!” over this year. Rated MA, this film is for a more mature audience.
Showing at Luna Cinemas Leederville on February 19 and February 20 at 7.00pm. A 4.00pm show will also be available on February 21. Showing at Luna Outdoor February 21 at 8.00pm. Grab a ticket here.
Mick Fleetwood & Friends: Before the Beginning
Join Mick Fleetwood, drummer for the legendary Fleetwood Mac, as he bands together with an all-star line up to pay tribute to Peter Green, the founder of Fleetwood Mac.
Brought to the screen by award-winning concert director Martyn Atkins, this extraordinary cinematic experience features an introduction from Fleetwood before turning up the energy to eleven. This one-of-a-kind concert film features rock ‘n’ roll royalty like David Gilmore (Pink Floyd), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Zak Starkey, Pete Townshend (The Who), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), and John Mayall, Christine McVie & Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac).
Lovers of music and the classic age of rock will be inspired as these top musicians honour one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame superstar, Peter Green.
Screening at Luna Outdoor March 25. Doors open at 6.45 pm. Screening Camelot Outdoor, Sunday 28 March. Doors open at 6.45 pm. Find your ticket here.
Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads Dance Party
The masters of immersive cinema mischief, Monkey Collective, are back with Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads Dance Party! Join with devoted followers of Talking Heads – the band with a massive cult following – and boogie to their tunes as their 1984 concert film plays in the backdrop. Watch the cinema space transform into a dancefloor with Monkey Collective actors keeping the spirits high and the mood groovy. Dress to impress (don’t forget to accessorise with a lamp!) to be in with a chance to win the evening’s costume competition, with some cool prizes up for grabs.
Doors open at 9.00pm with a ritual cleansing for all attendees before the film (and party) begins at 9.30pm.
Showing at Luna Leederville on February 19. Find ticket information here.
BILLIE EILISH: The World’s a Little Blurry
Watch as teenaged wonder, Billie Eilish, changes her life forever. This intimate documentary invites you to witness the rise of the young star as she chases her sound and style, balancing her life on the stage with her family-life at home. Following the creation of her first, acclaimed album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Director R.J. Cutler immerses the audience in the real journey of a young girl’s growth into one of the biggest names in music of her generation.
On February 26, the film will show at 7.45pm at Luna Outdoor and 7.00pm at Luna on SX. Grab tickets here.
UNIT 20 REGURGITATOR Play Unit and More…at the movies
Luna Cinema are showing the 20th anniversary celebrations of Regurgitator’s iconic album, Unit. Join fans for a one-night-only screening of film recording of the band performing this classic album live. Be transported to the birthplace of the album, a studio in Brisbane’s own home of music and nightlife – Fortitude Valley. With the bar open throughout the screening, let the retro-tech giants pull you into a trance with their sound.
Showing at Luna Outdoor March 3, doors opening 6.45pm Get tickets here.
Transport to London in the late-1970s where the punk movement was washing over the nation. This is more than the age of safety-pin piercings and spikey hair; it’s a time of deep political division, immigration fear and xenophobia. Winner of Best Documentary at London Film Festival, this film follows organisation Rock Against Racism, and fan-zine Temporary Hoarding. These organisations were founded to encourage rock music to be an example of change and a force against racism, following an offensive speech by Eric Clapton. With support from major names like The Clash and Steel Pulse, the magazine raises the voices of marginalised groups, and covers issues like immigration, Catholicism in the Irish conflict and police abuse of power.
Rated MA, this is a film for mature audiences and will be showing from March 18 at Luna Leederville. Get your tickets here
This award-winning film celebrates the life and legacy of one of rock’s most famous names: Freddie Mercury. Starring Oscar-winning Rami Malek as Freddie this is Queen in their peak, with iconic scenes and songs to stomp your feet to. This film beautifully blends the triumphs of a young man with music in his soul and a passion for performance, with his harrowing, uphill battle with an AIDS diagnosis that would eventually claim his life. Join Luna Cinemas for a stunning biopic that will have you singing “is this real life or is this just fantasy?”
Rated M this is an event for the bigger kids and adults, showing at 7.30pm on April 2 at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Get tickets here.