Event Information

When a misfit trio gets their hands on a bass guitar, half a drum kit, and (another) bass guitar, their simplistic music taps into something primal, and they inadvertently find themselves headlining a local rock festival. This deadpan Japanese comedy took seven years to complete, the final result being an entirely hand-drawn feature film that shows you don’t have to have a clue what you’re doing, or even any enthusiasm, to create great music. An eccentric, mumblecore anime that salutes amateurism, On-Gaku is a love letter to garage bands and the galvanising power of music. It’s also one of the best, and funniest films we’ve seen in recent years.

MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. /// Fancy a meal or drinks when visiting us for an event or a trip to the park? Our KILN Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, light bites and a light evening menu, see information here. /// Please read our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.