THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS – BBFF2020

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Raise your hand if you haven’t seen or heard of Stranger Things. The phenomenon of this series responds to a nostalgia for the 80’s that is reflected today and relentlessly in film, television and even video games … And of course, also in music.

Narrated by iconic director John Carpenter, The Rise Of The Synths is a journey back and forth in time, from to the roots of this scene to its impact on today’s pop culture. So what is Synthwave? An irresistible blend of nostalgia and music; of creative processes and cultural references; of re-appropriation and legitimate creation. Is a random revival or an emerging cultural phenomenon?

Features 80s Stallone, Vehlinggo, Carpenter Brut, College, Dance with the dead, Drive Radio, Dynatron, Electric Youth, Filip Galetic (Synthwave TV), Gost, Gunship, Holodeck Records, John Bergin, Jurgen Desmet (Playmaker Media Group, Lazerhawk, Maethelvin, Mecha Maiko, Miami Nights 1984, MPM Soundtracks, Nightcrawler, NINA, OGRE, Pauline Putrescine, Perturbator, Power Glove, Robert Parker, Scandroid, NewRetroWave, The Midnight & Waveshaper.

Screening
Sunday 25 October 4.30pm
Tuesday 27 October 4.30pm
Thursday 29 October 7.00pm
Saturday 31 October 2.00pm
Tickets available online

BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2020 SPECIAL EDITION
FRI OCT 23rd – SUN NOV 1st
PALACE CINEMAS BYRON BAY & THE BYRON THEATRE