Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, May 30 7:30 PM


King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in

Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30pm
$10 Members | $15 Public

CHUNKY SHRAPNEL is the much-anticipated feature length live music documentary that follows the hugely popular, hyper-prolific Australian band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on their recent European tour.  Literally bringing the audience onto the stage, CHUNKY offers a uniquely immersive experience never before captured on film… a musical road movie dipped in turpentine. King Gizzard has released 20 studio albums in 10 years (including five in 2017 alone), 10 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important, and productive rock band.


SLEEPING MONSTER (short) was filmed in Melbourne during the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Australia had one of the most strict lockdowns in the world,” Gizzard frontman Stu Mackenzie says. “We couldn’t really do anything. We couldn’t make music. But there were a few ways to legally get together, one of which was to make a film, so that’s what we did. We spent a lot of that period just filming and documenting everything as we recorded and did other things.” Indeed, Sleeping Monster captures the band members building their new studio (“We’re six skinny, scrawny musos, but we got our hands dirty,” Mackenzie said) and recording the album Changes, work on which began in 2017 but was finally released in October 2022. “It’s definitely part of the Changes world and sits alongside it.”


(Australia, 2022-2023, 98 mins + 30 mins short, color, DCP)
Chunky Shrapnel Still
Poster for Chunky Shrapnel