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MICHEL PETRUCCIANI (Michael Radford, 2011)
"A soulful portrait of an artist who allowed nothing to stand in the way of his embrace of life and his huge talent." - Hollywood Reporter ... Short in stature but big in talent, Michel Petrucciani w… Read more

MIRRORBALL ANIMATION (Various, )
As the name suggests, Mirrorball / Animation delves into some creative yet twisted animated clips… ink paintings morph into dreamlike imagery, Viking warlords kick it with guitar solos in a se… Read more

MIRRORBALL FRESH TRACKS (Various, )
Highlighting the most impressive music video and promo work to come out of the US and the UK over the past 12 months, Mirrorball / Fresh Tracks stretches from veteran masters to new kids on the block… Read more

MIRRORBALL: MADE IN JAPAN (Various, )
Looking at the current mini-boom of clips and promos from Japan, many rarely seen outside their homeland, Mirrorball / Made in Japan includes such treats as Polysics' wee robo-schoolgirl, Strong Mach… Read more

MISS NIKKI AND THE TIGER GIRLS (Juliet Lamont, 2013)
"What does freedom mean to a 19-year-old Buddhist girl who dreams of being of a pop star but is living under a repressive military regime?" - Director Juliet Lamont ... The western construct of &lsqu… Read more

MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS (Tom Berninger, 2013)
"May be the funniest, most meta music movie since Spinal Tap." - Pitchfork ... In 2010 indie darlings The National set out on a world tour on the back of their critically acclaimed album, High Violet… Read more

MUSCLE SHOALS (Greg ‘Freddy' Camalier, 2013)
"You're in rock ‘n' roll heaven, man." - Keith Richards ... In the 1960s, the tiny Alabama town of Muscle Shoals became the unlikely source of some of the most creative and celebrated funk and … Read more

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER (Kasper Colin, 2005)
"...an extraordinary portrait of an extraordinary musician." - SIGHT & SOUND (UK) ... "...one of the most starkly beautiful and moving documentaries ever made about a jazz musician." - JAZZ TIMES (US… Read more

NE CHANGE RIEN (Pedro Costa, 2009)
“The film is a sensorial exaltation… feast on the liquescent black and white cinematography, while Jeanne Balibar purrs her way through the recording and performing of an ensemble of musical … Read more

NIGHT JAMES BROWN SAVED BOSTON, THE (David Leaf, 2008)
“It's that good, from the incredible opening sentence to the surprising ending. Don't miss it. Really.” - New York Post ... On 4 April, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in one of the 20t… Read more

OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL (Julien Temple, 2008)
“Julien Temple's new rock doc is the dog's bollocks. 5/5” - Mojo ... The final film in his trilogy on British music of the 70s sees Julien Temple rewind to a time before The Clash (Joe Strummer: … Read more

OLD WEIRD AMERICA: HARRY SMITH'S ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC (Rani Singh, 2007)
“My dreams came true… I saw America changed by music.” - Harry Smith Filmmaker, musician, painter, mystic and string collector… Harry Smith was a man of many talents. He was catap… Read more

ON|OFF: MARK STEWART FROM THE POP GROUP TO THE MAFFIA (Toni Schiffer, 2009)
“It was so direct, so musically inventive, so improvised… totally in your face.” - Nick Cave ... One of the most innovative and inspirational artists of the last 30 years, Mark Stewart bro… Read more

ORBIT (, )
Curated for MIFF (by MIFF), Orbit takes a spin around all that's fresh and exciting in Australian and New Zealand music videomaking. Explosive and frenetic, these clips run the gamut from Fraggle-lik… Read more

ORBIT (, )
Orbit 2008 takes a surprising spin around everything that's fresh and exciting in Australian and New Zealand music videomaking. Haunting and longing, sweet and satirical; these clips run the gamut fr… Read more

PAUL KELLY: STORIES OF ME (Ian Darling, 2012)
A candid portrait of one of Australia's most beloved singer-songwriters. ... In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Paul Kelly has written over 350 songs - many of them quintessential Australian class… Read more

PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOTE (Natalie van den Dungen, 2011)
"The Tote is as important to the history of Australian rock'n'roll as New York's CBGB's was to punk." - Mess + Noise ... Persecution Blues is Natalie van den Dungen's love letter to The Tote's cheris… Read more

PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG (Jim Brown, 2007)
“I don't know if Pete Seeger believes in saints, but I believe he is one.” - Chicago Sun-Times ... A man and a musician who believes music can change the world, Pete Seeger continues to be what t… Read more

PLEASURE AND PAIN (Danny Clinch, Sam Lee, 2001)
Combining shuddering, groove-laden funky soul and folky, handcrafted acoustics, singer-songwriter Ben Harper has cultivated a cult following in the past decade. A native of California, he grew up on … Read more

PROMISED LAND: A SWAMP POP JOURNEY, THE (Matthew Wilkinson, 2009)
8 members, 25 egos, 6 livers. ... Down in the bayous of southern Louisiana, rock ‘n' roll came to a halt in the early 60s and meshed with country and Dixie blues, giving birth to swamp pop - a comb… Read more

PUNK SINGER, The (Sini Anderson, 2013)
"Both a captivating personal story and a history of a moment - as the best rock documentaries are." - Flavorwire ... As a founder of the riot grrrl movement in the 1990s, singer Kathleen Hanna was a … Read more

REJOICE & SHOUT (Donald McGlynn, 2010)
“Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.” - Mahalia Jackson ... Take a foot-stompin' journey into the heart and soul of gospel music from seasoned music documentar… Read more

RESPECT YOURSELF: THE STAX RECORDS STORY (Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville, 2007)
“Motown had the sweet, but Stax had the funk.” - Rufus Thomas, Stax Artist ... In an era of heightened racism and segregation, white bank clerk Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton moved into… Read more

ROCK'N'ROLL OUTLAW (Lucille Desoto Clements, 2007)
WORLD PREMIERE ... “Rock ‘n' roll, in the true sense, is partly about theatre and partly about poetry and partly… about the smell of petrol, if you know what I mean.” - Angry Anderson R… Read more

SCOTT WALKER - 30 CENTURY MAN (Stephen Kijak, 2006)
Director Stephen Kijak will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Scott Walker: 30 Century Man ... “Wow. That's... that's amazing. I've seen God in the window. I… Read more

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