Ballad of the Bands highlights films that celebrate the achievements of contemporary music in the last 40 years.
A look at some of the bands and artists that have defined the lives of many, this season is not only a celebration of the art of music, but an opportunity for audiences to experience an in-depth look into the intricacies of personal and collaborative creative processes that are not able to be experienced without the silver screen. With a diverse range of films that span the line between reality and fully-realised works of fiction, Ballad of the Bands invites you to experience the different ways in which music operates in film, from the immersion of the concert film to the emotional depth of a fictional drama.
This season is an exploration into the different ways that the relationship between film and the music operates, beyond the partnership of scoring a film. This intersection between film and music will unite cinephiles and music-lovers alike, in a season that commemorates a love for both mediums, and a culmination of two separate yet parallel art forms that define our very lives.
Curated by Swinburne students: Jay Crossman, Riley Danson, Dylan Filby, Sophie Grant, Ben Hefter, and Johanna Kloppenborg.