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Gizzards rejoice, for the King is back in town! Chunky Shrapnel returns to Toronto in an updated and expanded version. For two nights only, you have the unique chance to experience the awe-inspiring sonic assault of the hugely popular and prolific Australian band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on the big screen. Bringing audiences onto the stages of their 2019 tour across Europe and the UK, Chunky Shrapnel offers a uniquely immersive experience never before captured on film; a musical road movie dipped in turpentine.

Added for these screenings is the short film Sleeping Monster, which was filmed in Melbourne during the first several months of the pandemic. It captures the band members building their new studio and recording the album Changes, work on which began in 2017 but was finally released in October 2022. “We’re six skinny, scrawny musos, but we got our hands dirty,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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  • Director(s)

    • John Angus Stewart

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