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A Venue for the End of the World

Australia

Aidan Prewett filmmaker

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    Haunted by uncanny similarities between Nazi stage techniques and the showmanship employed by modern entertainers, a filmmaker investigates the dangers of audience manipulation and leader worship. With D.A.

    Pennebaker, Dick Cavett, Ian Anderson, Country Joe McDonald, Paul Provenza, Chris Hegedus, The Gregory Brothers, Chip Monck, Jann Klose and the creators of the Woodstock festival. As documentary filmmaker Aidan Prewett meets with various performers and masters of concert orchestration, he learns many backstage secrets for commanding the stage.

    But that doesn’t mean he’ll have what it takes when he tries these techniques out in front of a crowd of thousands.

    In A Venue for the End of The World we discover that the search for truth is a cause for unexpected humour, and uncover a world where performers’ insecurities may actually work in their favour. A Venue for the End of the World also unearths some powerful antidotes to the herd mentality by rediscovering the protest era and investigating some of the largest crowds ever assembled.

    From Woodstock to the Nuremberg rallies to the Occupy Movement, A Venue for the End of The World presents a mind-blowing exploration of the overlapping worlds of politics and performance.

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