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Which Way is China? film premiere Primitive Calculators & White+
22 02, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm UTC+11
As part of the Maybe Mars 2017 Australian tour we are proud to present the Melbourne Premiere of Which Way is China?
When film makers Jake Lloyd Jones and Thomas Hyland went to China to document the underground music scene in the People’s Republic they had no idea of the rich and diverse musical melting pot they were about to lift the lid on. Their finished documentary takes you on a raucous journey through a booming young and vibrant underground, of which Maybe Mars belong and is flourishing under the newly relaxed cultural policies of the Chinese Communist Government.
Accompanied by the legendary Melbourne noise/funk band, Primitive Calculators, the documentary is a roller coaster ride through a fresh and emerging scene that has abruptly combined the influences of 50 years of Western Rock, devoured in one enormous, culture shattering hit. As Dr Stuart Grant, lead singer of the Primitive Calculators says in the documentary, “The cream rises to the top and China is a particularly large puddle of cream”.
Which Way is China?’s pulsating musical score is accompanied by a firework display of exploding old clichés. China is changing at break neck pace and no one knows what the future holds. Chinese musicians also face unique challenges that their counterparts in Australia could never imagine.
Which Way is China? will be screened for the first time in Melbourne at The Curtin, Carlton on Wednesday Feb 22 with live performances from Primitive Calculators and White+