Following his film about music and war in Iraq, Soundtrack to War , Producer/ Director George Gittoes slices into the mirky underbelly of the Giant Land of the Free. RAMPAGE is another Gittoes journey into the forbidden zones; – America’s war in Iraq, and in it’s own backyard – life in a Miami ‘hood – an exploration of hiphop’s musical innovations, as important as the field s the field hollers, the blue, the blues, and jazz, which also began in the black ghettos, and went on to evolve as major music styles.
Featuring Appearances by
Rampage will screen on Foxtell, Australia – Premiere Movies – April 2, 3 & 25 – several screenings, try to catch
this award winning doc……..
NEWS UPDATE George Gittoes is currently an exhibiting artist in ‘The Unquite World’ exhibition at ACCA – Southbank, Melbourne. 27 May – 23 July – http://www.accaonline.org.au/ Russell Storer is senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
103 Min Documentary Feature. PREMIERE-BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL Panorama – Feb ,2006. Producers: George Gittoes, Gabrielle Dalton. Presented by Gittoes & Dalton Productions & Film Finance Corporation Australia.
Hollywood Elsewhere 4/5/06
Rampage is an unusual hybrid — a true-to-form urban hip-hop documentary that exudes the dispassionate mood and attitude of life in a dangerous ‘hood, but at the same time is a kind of “heart” movie.
It’s half-set in one of the deadliest environments in the United States and half-set in the realm of promise (or at least hope). What gets you is that it’s more than just a hard-edged doc about a tough situation but a haunting portrait of death and birth, and is all the more affecting due to the major “characters” all being in their teens and early 20s.
Variety: review/ 16 Feb, 2006. Richard Kuipers
“ Maverick Aussie documaker George Gittoes draws together musical ambition, family ties and several definitions of war in this vital package.”
“Buzzing with energy from all sorts of social, musical and street political directions…..
A sobering reflection on US domestic affairs threaded through the story of hip hopping brothers in an ultra dangerous Florida ‘hood.”
Screen Daily- review in Screen.com / 07 Mar,2006 Peter Brunette in Berlin
“ Rampage is a power-packed documentary…. lively, insightful and even shocking…. it’s amazingly energetic and will keep audiences glued to the screen Festival programmers and buyers of docs ..should give this film a serious look. ”
Distributor in Australia and New Zealandhttp://www.madman.com.au/ Contacts : Jonathan Alley/ Ben Pollock
0421 573 848 / 03 9417 0977
Release ( to be announced ) later in 2006
The DVD will have 90 minutes of
DVD extras + full music tracks.
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