Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line



Midnight Oil is a band that doesn't compromise its values and sings songs of protest, particularly referencing anti-nuclear, indigenous and environmental causes.

The writer-director has done an extraordinary job bringing the decades-long career of a quintessentially Australian band to the screen. This documentary shines in a format that captures their rock intensity in performances where music and political activism are inextricably infused into one beating beast. The musicians felt what had to be said, and they said it through song. A legacy that will have its audience wanting to stand up and dance is due in part to the lively performance footage and the anthemic messages that course through the hearts of Australians close to the land. The passion and the power.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 4th July 2024
Roadshow Films 110 mins

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