Autonomy and Deliberation
The first feature film by Johann Rashid, Starring THE UV RACE
May 22, 2013 at 8:00 and 10:00 PM
Autonomy and Deliberation is a film by Johann Rashid starring The UV Race. Set and shot in Melbourne and other rural Victorian locations in Australia, the film features tons of cameos by members of the most progressive music scenes in the world, including Circle Pit, School of Radiant Living, Eddie Current Suppression Ring, The Twerps, Boomgates, Total Control, Lost Animal, Dick Diver, and Woollen Kits.
In the desperate, post-apocalyptic world of Autonomy and Deliberation, UV Race isn’t a band any more, and have succombed to the darkside of life–gambling, drugs, and prostitution. Main character and lead singer Marcus [Rechsteiner], resolves to get the band back together amid a city full of strange wild creatures.
A triumph of low-budget DIY ethics, that started with little to no script and results in a hilarious and heartwarming journey that is set against the canvas of a full length UV Race album. With a cast of characters with little to no training in acting prior to making the film, we witness each characters’ personalities shatter the barrier of having no experience. In this case, it feels like the triumph of getting the band back together acts as a metaphor for working through the unknown and accomplishing something, much like the experience of creating the film.
Autonomy and Deliberation premiered in October 2012 in Melbourne’s Westgarth Cinema, and the May screening at Spectacle marks the first time the work has been shown outside of Australia. The 8PM show will be followed by a Q&A with the band, The UV Race in the middle of their US tour.