Revelation Film Festival 2014

2015 Films


Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs and Rock n Roll

Dir: Jenny Crabb / Susie Conte
Year: 2015
Country: Aus
Duration: 87mins

World Premiere

Director in attendance

Those of you of early Rev vintage will fondly remember the Parkerville Ampitheatre regularly appearing in live performance and gig guides in Perth for many years. You’ll also remember the four quarters of Perth music and arts culture: City/Northbridge, Fremantle, Scarborough and the Hills. Each had their own feel and culture and each was a trek…but hey…maybe it’s still the same!

Closing in 2001 (4 years after Rev’s sticky carpet beginnings) but opening in 1971, the Parkerville Ampitheatre was the brainchild of artistic visionary John Joseph Jones who dedicated the space to providing a platform for alternative art, music and performance in Perth – and it rocked!

A haven for blues and boogie as well as providing the launch-pad for Perth theatre writers, directors and performers, the ampitheatre was a wholly unique but now all but forgotten phenomenon. Now overgrown and derelict, this documentary brings this Perth icon back to life by exploring the personalities that inhabited this special place nestled in Perth’s foothills.

With intimate interviews with Perth’s theatre legends and those in the know, this simple film might be low-fi in nature but the message is resonant – especially for everyone ever involved in Rev or in the encouragement of alternative arts and opinions in WA.

For us there’s a kindred spirit here – and a continuum. Come and be part of it. 

Sat 4th, 1:45pm - Luna Leederville - SOLD OUT!
Sat 11th, 4pm - Paradiso (New session added!)

Sun 12th, 12 noon - Luna SX

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