Straight from sell-out screenings in Berlin and New York, Australia’s preeminent pirate archivists Soda Jerk (Terror Nullius, SFF 2018) return for a hometown premiere of their latest political parable.
Comprising hundreds of bootlegged samples, Hello Dankness
is a bent suburban musical that bears witness to the right-wing populist spectacle of Trumpian politics. The film follows a local neighbourhood in the bizarro years of 2016 to 2021 as consensus reality discombobulates into online conspiracies and other social contagions. What unfolds is a rogue retelling of recent history in which hotdogs debate the culture wars, trashcans preach QAnon, political debate is meme-ified, and real events are refashioned as Broadway bangers from Cats
, Les Misérables
, and The Phantom of the Opera
. Begun in 2019 and laboured on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hello Dankness
never loses sight of the way that apparent unreality is tethered to real material inequalities and deep cultural fissures.Wheelchair spaces
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