Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

Stars: Liam Cunningham, Jodie Whit­taker, Dy­lan Mo­ran

Di­rec­tor: Lisa Bar­ros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn

AN ir­re­sistibly up­beat biopic of Terri Hoo­ley, a colourful Belfast mu­sic fan who ac­ci­den­tally started a record com­pany that cap­tured some clas­sic sounds when punk hit North­ern Ire­land in the 1970s.

Re­mark­ably, the in­tense po­lit­i­cal tur­moil of the era hasn’t been ex­cised from the story.

In fact, it plays a ma­jor role in ex­plain­ing the glo­ri­ous re­lease( s) of en­ergy as­so­ci­ated with Hoo­ley’s still- revered Good Vi­bra­tions la­bel. A charm­ing, rough- house per­for­mance from Richard Dormer as the schem­ing, dream­ing Hoo­ley keeps ev­ery­thing on song.

Now show­ing State Cin­ema

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