THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE

Empire (Australasia) - - On Screen - JAMES JEN­NINGS

OUT 28 SEPTEMBER / RATED TBC / 95 MINS DI­REC­TOR Kriv Sten­ders

CAST Robert Forster, Grant Mclen­nan, Lindy Mor­ri­son, Robert Vick­ers, Amanda Brown

BRIS­BANE BAND THE Go-betweens were peren­nial un­der­dogs: form­ing in 1977, they re­leased six crit­i­cally loved but com­mer­cially un­suc­cess­ful albums be­fore they split in 1989. This doc­u­men­tary from Red Dog di­rec­tor Kriv Sten­ders chron­i­cles the decades-span­ning cre­ative part­ner­ship of song­writ­ers Robert Forster and the late Grant Mclen­nan, talk­ing to all the key play­ers along the way. Sten­ders skips any sem­blance of a faw­ing trib­ute by quest­ing for raw truth: in­ter­views with for­mer mem­bers Amanda Brown and Lindy Mor­ri­son (one time part­ners of Mclen­nan and Forster, re­spec­tively) are equal parts il­lu­mi­nat­ing and heart­break­ing. A mov­ing trib­ute to a band de­serv­ing of their place among the greats of Aus­tralian mu­sic.

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