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Chopper

// Springtime + Mick Harvey

2022

17Aug

6PM

MEL & SYD

Hear My Eyes is back for MIFF’s 70th: Melbourne supergroup Springtime (The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard, Dirty Three’s Jim White and The Necks’ Chris Abrahams) joins Chopper composer Mick Harvey in performing an all-new score to Andrew Dominik’s unforgettable debut starring an even more unforgettable Eric Bana as local crime legend Mark “Chopper” Read.
I’m excited to see how the musicians react to the film - it’s being given over to them, they’ll have their way with it for a few nights and you’ll have to be there if you want to experience it. It’s ephemeral and it’s communal and it’ll be exciting for me because it won’t be mine anymore - it’ll be the film through their eyes.

Andrew Dominik

With a gritty pairing only Hear My Eyes could conjure, the beloved cinema event returns to Melbourne and Sydney with Andrew Dominik’s classic crime drama, Chopper, to be screened alongside a brand-new original live score from supergroup Springtime and acclaimed musician and member of the Bad Seeds, Mick Harvey. Performing with Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Jim White (Dirty Three) and Chris Abrahams (The Necks) as Springtime, Mick Harvey and band will compose a fresh take on the infamous story of Mark ‘Chopper’ Read – in the film that shot Eric Bana to global stardom – with shows at the Astor Theatre and at the City Recital Hall this August. Springtime Announcing their arrival in 2021 with a self-titled debut album of avant-garde post-rock sounds, Springtime brings together the prodigious talents of Gareth Liddiard (The Drones / Tropical Fuckstorm), Jim White (Dirty Three) and Chris Abrahams (The Necks). Among the country’s most venerated musicians, their individual mastery makes for a combined chemistry that’s superlative. Mick Harvey Mick Harvey is renowned as a Musician, Record Producer and Composer who has been active for the last 45 years and is perhaps best known as a member of The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds and for his long-term collaborative work with PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Credits Gareth Liddiard – guitar, vocals Jim White – drums Chris Abrahams – piano Mick Harvey – bass Hear My Eyes productions are curated and directed by Haydn Green

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