Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line

Duration: 105 mins
Year of Production: 2024
Production Company: Beyond Entertainment & Blink TV
Distributor: Roadshow Films
Definition: Documentary

The Hardest Line tells Midnight Oil’s trailblazing story for the first time ever on film. Contrary. Passionate. Outspoken. Across their 45-year career, ‘The Oils’ helped shape modern Australia.

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The Hardest Line tells Midnight Oil’s trailblazing story for the first time ever on film. Contrary. Passionate. Outspoken. Across their 45-year career, ‘The Oils’ helped shape modern Australia with anthems like US Forces, Beds Are Burning, Blue Sky Mine and Redneck Wonderland. Featuring unheard interviews with every band member, unseen live and studio footage, alongside signature moments like the outback tour with Warumpi Band, their Exxon protest gig in New York and those famous “Sorry” suits at the Sydney Olympics, this film traces the singular journey of Australia’s quintessential rock band.

A Beyond Entertainment and Blink TV production, the film is written and directed by Paul Clarke, produced by Carolina Sorensen and executive produced by Mikael Borglund, Paul Clarke and Martin Fabinyi.

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