King Gizzard in Chunky Shrapnel + Sleeping Monster [In-Person Only]

This event took place Aug 2 - Aug 13, 2023

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

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John Angus Stewart
2h 7m
Series - Music in Motion


(John Angus Stewart, Australia, 2020, 98 min, in English)

** Shot on Super-16mm! **

Chunky Shrapnel is a feature length live music documentary from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. Literally bringing the audience onto the stages of their 2019 tour across Europe and the UK, Chunky offers a uniquely immersive experience never before captured on film… a musical road movie dipped in turpentine.

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Screens w/ "Sleeping Monster"

(John Angus Stewart, Australia, 2022, 29 min, in English)

Sleeping Monster was filmed in Melbourne during the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Australia had one of the most strict lockdowns in the world,” Gizzard frontman Stu Mackenzie says. “We couldn’t really do anything. We couldn’t make music. But there were a few ways to legally get together, one of which was to make a film, so that’s what we did. We spent a lot of that period just filming and documenting everything as we recorded and did other things.

Indeed, Sleeping Monster captures the band members building their new studio (“We’re six skinny, scrawny musos, but we got our hands dirty,” Mackenzie said) and recording the album Changes, work on which began in 2017 but was finally released in October 2022. “It’s definitely part of the Changes world and sits alongside it.

About King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is one of Australia’s most popular and critically acclaimed rock bands.

King Gizzard has released 20 studio albums in 10 years (including five in 2017 alone), 10 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important, and productive rock band. They attract international critical acclaim and have had a packed international touring schedule for many years.

They have a full calendar in 2022, playing their biggest shows yet. They’re notably headlining 3 Red Rock Amphitheaters alone this year, along with a lengthy string of other festivals and venue shows around the world.

Director Bio

John Angus Stewart (b. 1989) has written and directed six short films and directed nine music videos. His films have shown at festivals all over the world including the Venice Biennale, BFI London Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, New York International Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, IDFA, Clermont Ferrand, CPH: DOX, Frame-Line and many more.

In 2019 John moved into a shared studio space with King Gizzard, planting the seeds for a collaborative relationship that is developing and expanding with several projects in production, culminating in Chunky Shrapnel, a feature-length documentary following King Gizzard’s 2019 tour of Europe.

John is currently in pre-production for his first narrative feature.

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