Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party


O Cinema South Beach Wed, Oct 18, 2023 7:00 PM


MUTINY IN HEAVEN: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY is the first fully authorized telling of the history of The Birthday Party, one of underground music’s most notorious and influential bands. Narrated exclusively by the original band members, this film delves deep into a band’s psyche, chronicling how Nick Cave and his school friends startled audiences with their confrontational performances, primal screams, outlaw gothic horror, and anarchic lifestyle.


Hailed as “a one band war”, The Birthday Party with Nick Cave was one of the definitive post-punk groups and goth rock pioneers, creative and destructive in equal measure. Their incendiary live performances were the stuff of violent, anarchic legend. Featuring a wealth of rare and unseen archives, original artwork, unreleased tracks, studio footage, animation, and told exclusively by the group’s members, MUTINY IN HEAVEN: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY is the story of epic struggle, artistic genius and total chaos, bringing the band’s own account to the screen for the first time.