Music Video to Hollywood

7 February
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFREE (bookings essential)

Known for his work in film (Razorback, 1984; Highlander, 1986; Swimming Upstream, 2003) and television (Queer As FolkSkin, Teen Wolf), Aussie filmmaker Russell Mulcahy cut his teeth on music video, shooting clips for The Sex Pistols, Duran Duran, The Human League, Supertramp, The Rolling Stones and Elton John. His clip for The Buggles' 'Video Killed The Radio Star' was the first music video to play on MTV in 1981.

In this session, NFSA curators discuss Mulcahy's film and music video work, sharing highlights from his videos for acts including Queen and Duran Duran, followed by a screening (at 7.30 pm) of Mulcahy's cult classic Highlander.

Highlander (1986 | M | 116mins)
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled 'Prize'. French performer Chistophe Lambert stars alongside Sean Connery, all to a furious soundtrack provided by Queen.


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