The Go-Betweens: Right Here is the feature length documentary about the people who created the seminal rock band the Go-Betweens. It is a heartfelt story of discovery, uncovering the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships that formed one of the most loved and influential bands in Australia rock history. It is also the universal story of a great creative adventure that spanned three decades, through countless successes, failures, romances, break-ups, betrayals, triumphs and tragedies.
The Go-Betweens: Right Here is a compelling investigation into the exhilarating, unpredictable, and precarious lives of musicians, that reveals the true price paid by them to pursue their art. The Go-Betweens: Right Here doesn’t assume knowledge of the band or their music, rather it offers an evolving revelation of them that truthfully exposes all the highs, the lows, the joy, the pain, the sorrow and the beauty of being in a cult band and of trying to survive the harsh and brutal realities of an exploitative music industry. Unflinching, insightful and at times painfully honest, the film tells the story of The Go-Betweens from the inside out, from the people who lived it, and from those whose lives were transformed by it.
“Our confidence in what we could do was amazing. Being in The Go-Betweens gave us an invisible shield, allowing us to believe that nothing could knock us out”.
Followed by a Q&A with Robert Forster of The Go Betweens
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 95 mins
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