ACMI and Melbourne Music Week present
Rock 'n' Roll
Join us in the cinema for the re-premiere of this rare Australian concert film, thought to have been lost forever, until now.
Filmed, released, tragically lost and miraculously rediscovered, Rock 'n' Roll is Australia's – and one of the world's – oldest surviving concert films.
Produced in 1959, a few years after the titular genre burst onto the world stage, Lee Robinson's concert film captures a pivotal moment in the Australian music scene through live performances by Johnny O'Keefe, The Delltones, and Cole Joye.
Surviving only in the form of a short fragment familiar to many as part of the introduction to ABC's Rage, the feature-length film was mostly thought to have been lost forever. However, following the film's recent rediscovery and digitisation, Rock 'n' Roll now stands as a time capsule of 1950s Australian youth culture and the world's oldest surviving concert film of its genre.
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