Saturday 25 February from 7pm to 9pm
Adult: $24Student: $19.50Senior: $15.50Child: $17.50Concession: $19.50
From notorious punk rock ratbag to loveable local hero.
Join us at Dendy Newtown on Saturday, February 25 at 7pm for our Q&A screening of the raucous new Australian documentary followed by an in-person discussion with director Andrew Leavold and cartoonist Fred Negro plus a live performance by Fred with a semi-acoustic band in the foyer!
Meet Fred Negro, artist, singer, cartoonist and creator of PUB; the cartoon strip that chronicled the history of his beloved St Kilda music scene. If you lived in inner city Melbourne during the 1980s, frequented music venues such as the Esplanade Hotel and the Prince Of Wales, picked up the weekly free mags like Inpress and collected handbills at your local coffee shop, then the name Fred Negro was omnipresent. For those that survived the decade and are still alive today, albeit with grossly shrunken livers, the music, cartoons, artwork and good natured notoriety of Fred is legendary.
A unique and brilliant graphic artist, Fred’s prolific output has always remained a Melbourne phenomenon and never really recognised around the country. Whilst much loved in his home town and sometimes referred to as the “unofficial mayor of St Kilda”, his longevity has seen him somewhat taken for granted. All that’s about to change with PUB: THE MOVIE. Combining interviews with luminaries of the St Kilda music scene such as Steve Lucas of X, and Ross Knight of the Cosmic Psychos with a treasure trove of Fred’s music, drawings and art, director Andrew Leavold tells the story of how Fred went from notorious punk rock ratbag to loveable local hero.
“Inspiring…hilarious!” – Who Rattled Your Cage?
“A raucous, energetic, hilarious, heartbreaking delight.” – FilmInk
“If you watch one documentary this year, make it Pub: The Movie.” – Cinema Australia