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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 classics - as well as writing books, soundtracks (including Lantana, MIFF 01) and films. He has performed solo, led various critically acclaimed bands, collaborated with numerous other musicians and inspired generations. He has won multiple ARIA awards and been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. He is, quite simply, one of the greatest Australian musicians ever.

Paul Kelly: Stories Of Me charts Kelly's life, loves and losses, painting an intimate picture of a private man living in the public eye. The film, directed by Ian Darling (In the Company of Actors, MIFF 07), offers an exclusive insight into the man behind the fame, his creative processes and his remarkable catalogue of music.

Highlighting the power of words and music, Paul Kelly: Stories Of Me is destined to become an instant hit.

Paul Kelly and Ian Darling are guests of the festival.

Rated M

D Ian Darling P Susan MacKinnon, Mary Macrae, Ian Darling Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2012