Wed 30 Mar 2016

In the next edition of PBS' monthly film series, Roots of Rhythm presents the world premiere screening of Australian blues documentary Y Blues?

This great night of blues also features a live performance from Geoff Achison and a Q+A session between Helen Jennings and director Amanda Dweck.

Join us on Wednesday 30 March at the Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road Brunswick – it’s FREE entry for all, with special treatment for PBS members. Bookings are essential. Click here to head to Moshtix and secure your tickets. Follow the prompts to provide your time of arrival, the number of people in your party and whether you'll be eating before the screening. First in best dressed – seating is limited.

Beginning with some background about ground-breaking Melbourne based bluesman Dutch Tilders, Y Blues? traces the history of blues music in Australia, and particularly in Melbourne. In this engaging short documentary, Director Amanda Dweck meets with founding members of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society, hears the stories behind some of the key venues in the Melbourne blues scene and interviews current blues heavyweights Fiona Boyes, Lloyd Spiegel and Geoff Achison.

Amanda Dweck will be at the screening in person, joining Helen Jennings from Roots of Rhythm for a Q+A to give added insight into the inspiration behind and making of this fantastic grass roots doco.

Just to sweeten the deal, PBS members receive a free pot of Thunder Road beer or glass of Cake wine on entry! Members also receive a 10% discount on food and drinks all night, so don't forget your membership card.

The Spotted Mallard makes some mouth-watering food, which is available from 7pm and Geoff Achison's set will start at 7:30pm, so be sure to get down early! The Q+A between Helen Jennings and Amanda Dweck starts at 8:30pm and the screening begins at 8:45pm.

Mallard Movies continues throughout 2016, with screenings on the last Wednesday of each month. Coming up:

April 27: Stone Love presents 'Sex and Broadcasting' - a film about legendary New York free-form community radio station, WFMU.

May 25: Sunglasses After Dark presents 'Blokes You Can Trust' with Q+A between director Matt Weston and Phil MacDougall - this doco about The Cosmic Psychos takes no prisoners.

June 29: Metal Genesis presents 'We Are Twisted F**king Sister' - recently released doco about glam metal pioneers Twisted Sister.

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PBS' Roots of Rhythm presents Mallard Movies: ‘Y Blues’ on Wednesday 30 March at the Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Dinner from 7pm, Geoff Achison performs from 7:30pm, Q+A from 8:30pm and screening from 8:45pm. *Note, this is a short film – approx. 40 minutes*
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