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Beyond El Rocco – Film Screening


Stonnington Jazz Festival 2018

+ in-conversation with Judy Bailey and Gerry Koster

Stonnington Jazz screens the unforgettable documentary-drama that portrays the modern jazz movement’s search for musical expression. This epic journey is a beautifully produced and visually stunning portrayal of the Australian jazz scene, featuring performances and interviews with jazz greats including Sandy Evans, Bernie McGann, Don Burrows, Paul Grabowsky and James Morrison, to name but a few of the 70-odd musicians involved in the project. Directed by Kevin Lucas, the film was the Winner of the 1991 Grand Prix International Jazz Film Salon Warsaw and screened at the Banff International TV Festival Canada; the Cinema de Reel and Cinema du film d’art France; and Cinema dei Popeli, Italy.


Seating: General Admission.

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.

Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre you will only be permitted to re-enter at the discretion of the front of house supervisor. Entry will only be permitted during suitable break in the performance.

If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.


BEYOND EL ROCCO is remarkable because it is the first film which attempts to catalogue the impressive breadth and quality of Australian jazz music over the past 40 years.
– The Australian