Films

STROBE FILM FESTIVAL 2024
GROOVESCOOTER'S 4TH ANNUAL MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Groovescooter‘s 4th STROBE Music Film Festival is now on-sale below with some brand new documentaries on-screen for their Australian or Sydney Premieres alongside retrospectives. See below for programme and ticketing links. Stay tuned for final program additions and check back for encore screenings as we can add them.

MOGWAI – IF THE STARS HAD A SOUND
STROBE’s Opening Night film sees Glasgow’s favourite sound-sorcerers light up the screen with brute sonic force
SYDNEY PREMIERE:
6.00pm, FRI AUG 9th, 2024
The Playhouse
Sydney Opera House
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BLACK RIO! BLACK POWER!
The story of Brazil’s Soul-fuelled Black Rio Movement and the Black pride and political awakening it inspired in Rio de Janeiro’s youth during the ’70s
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE:
• 8.30pm, SAT AUG 24th, 2024
• 6.00pm FRI SEP 6th, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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THEY ALL CAME OUT TO MONTREUX
The “Rolls Royce” of music festivals, The Montreux Jazz Festival and the eccentric man behind it: queer visionary Claude Nobs. Great stories, great performances!
AUSRALIAN PREMIERE:
5.30pm, SUN SEP 1st, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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LUTHER: NEVER TOO MUCH
Easy on the eyes ‘n’ ears, this is an intimate portrayal of one of the greatest soul/r’n’b voices to ever take up a microphone: Luther Vandross
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
• 8.30pm, THU AUG 15th, 2024
• 6.00pm, THU AUG 29th, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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THE LEGACY OF J DILLA
Innovative, self-effacing hip hop producer J DILLA‘s influence remains vast, whether in hip hop circles or beyond. But how to manage the legacy of someone who was taken too soon and was also extremely generous?
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE:
8.30pm, THU AUG 22nd, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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ANY OTHER WAY: THE JACKIE SHANE STORY
A pioneering Black Trans performer on the edge of stardom, suddenly disappears. Soul singer Jackie Shane tells her story in her own remarkable voice
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE:
8.10pm, FRI AUG 30th, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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DO IT HERSELF – A HONEY TRAP SOUND SYSTEM STORY
An Australian short documentary about Sydney’s female-built and led sound system. Screens before STARSTRUCK
Director: Maia Dal Berger
Cinematographer: Zoe Ortiz
Starring: Maya Gold & Wicked Bandit
5.30pm, SUN AUG 18th, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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STARSTRUCK
Joyous 1982 Oz cult-classic musical from Gillian Armstrong set in Sydney’s inner-city band scene. Quirky performances, terrific pop tunes & even a camp pool party
80s RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING + Short Film
5.30pm SUN AUG 18th, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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DEVO
Chris Smith’s new film relishes in the ups, downs, surrealist situations and incredible performances of DEVO‘s 50-year career. From their lo-fi beginnings to pioneers of the music video & beyond.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ENCORE:
8.10pm, SAT AUG 10th, 2024
Golden Age Cinema
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