The Year The Oils Inspired A Nation
MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is the story of the sweat-soaked, hardworking rock and roll band whose music galvanised a generation of young Australians and inspired them to believe that the power of music could change the world. Featuring the biggest hits from some of their most legendary shows, the movie gives you an Access All Areas pass to see the band behind the scenes and where the action is. Feel the electric energy on stage and witness the personal struggles of the band members as they try to balance the equally compelling demands of both music and politics when lead singer Peter Garrett decides to join the race for an Australian Government Senate seat. A vivid portrait of the era and the songs that embodied it, MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is an up close and personal look at the iconic rock band, seen on the big screen for the first time.
“This is a wonderfully nostalgic study of one of the greatest Aussie bands ever. One of the sweatiest, too.” -Adelaide Review
“You’ll see Peter Garrett as never before. It delivers. And there are a few candid offstage moments fans can’t miss.” -News Corp Australia
“Ray Argall’s concert tour documentary captures the power and the passion of Australia’s greatest political rock band in their heyday.” -Time Out Sydney