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Saturday 28th May 2022

The Triffids: Love in Bright Landscapes

— The Watershed
Doc'n Roll Bristol presents The Triffids Documentary
price: Tickets sold via The Watershed Cinema

Information:

Love In Bright Landscapes: DAVID MCCOMB OF THE TRIFFIDS
Dir. Jonathan Alley, Australia, 2021, 101 min
In a too-short life, David McComb gave up secrets in the shape of his songs, as the ​singer-songwriter and driving force of the great Australian band The Triffids.
McComb believed in the power of the song, and in The Triffids’ 1986 masterpiece Born Sandy Devotional he found a new Australian voice: a poetically inspired vision of desolate broken hearts cast against a bright expanse of beaches, deserts and highways.​
Throughout his career, he would use his beloved Western Australian landscape as the canvas for his towering psychodramas. But McComb’s health faltered and after a heart transplant in 1996, he died in 1999, just days short of his 37th birthday, leaving countless unanswered questions and unrecorded songs.
This film brings the tragedy and triumph of McComb’s driven, passionate life to the screen, along with his poetry and newly discovered letters read by Australian-born Man Booker Prize-winning novelist DBC Pierre, interwoven with excerpts from many dozens of his songs. Via beautifully restored 35mm slides, evocative home movies and heart-rending interviewees with colleagues, family and friends, Love in Bright Landscapes reveals the man behind the unforgettable music. ​
Event supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery
https://www.docnrollfestival.com/films/love-in-bright-landscapes-david-mccomb-of-the-triffids/

Artist Videos:

YouTube
Love in Bright Landscapes | Trailer
Vimeo
Vimeo

Artist Audio:

The Triffids
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UNMARKED TRACKS #3 - Jonathan Alley on Love in Bright Landscapes, David McComb & The Triffids - Aaron Curran
2:35

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