Persecution Blues: The Battle for The Tote ("The Tote Doco")
SCREENING ON I-VIEW UNTIL 9.02.2012
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON DVD FROM MARCH - SEE MADMAN.COM.AU FOR FURTHER DETAILS!
Persecution Blues: The Battle for The Tote: TRAILER HERE:
NicNat Films and The Australian Broadcasting Association are proud to announce the national television premiere of the documentary, PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOTE on Wednesday, 25th
January at 8:30pm on ABC2.
Punk, passion, politics and public protest collide in PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOTE, an exploration of the rich musical history of Melbourne and the overwhelming public outcry ignited by
news of the imminent closure of one of its most renowned and beloved rock and roll venues.
In 2010, the iconic Tote Hotel - last bastion of Melbourne’s vibrant music counterculture - was forced to close due to rigorous liquor licensing laws. Filmed over 7 years, PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR
THE TOTE puts the audience on the front line of an epic-scale culture war, depicting the plight of more than 20,000 punters - along with the bands who inspire them - as they strive to preserve their history
and protect the future of live music.
Directed by music video and documentary filmmaker Natalie van den Dungen and produced by television and documentary maker Nicole Rogers, PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOTE is a
one hour documentary, produced in association with The Australian Broadcasting Association and financed with the assistance of Screen Australia and Madman Entertainment.
PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOTE will be released on DVD in March through Madman Entertainment.
Trailer and additional information available at: www.persecutionblues.com