Always one of MIFF’s most popular programs, Music on Film presents a cine-sonic smorgasbord that thrusts the aural onto the big screen.
Some of the biggest names in Aussie music assemble in this youth-focused road-trip movie about the bonds we make when we throw caution to the wind.
The mainstream hated them, but those behind the Aussie punk assault of the 1970s and 80s wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
A star-studded portrait of Ennio Morricone, maestro composer for Sergio Leone, Terrence Malick and – this film’s own director – Giuseppe Tornatore.
Charlotte Gainsbourg makes her directorial debut with this tender, quietly revelatory portrait of her mother, Jane Birkin.
Ethan Coen’s solo debut is a canny doc about rock ’n’ roll’s wild-man that will entice both fans of Jerry Lee Lewis and those new to his story.
Don your skinny jeans and vintage tees for this ode to New York’s aughts rock renaissance, featuring The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem.
An immersive, kaleidoscopic trip through the art and music of iconic shapeshifter David Bowie, with stunningly restored and never-before-seen footage.
Sinéad O’Connor broke the mould: she was a nuclear bombshell, an angelic-voiced firebrand and a woman ahead of her time. But she was broken in return.
From the director of The Search for Weng Weng comes a film as delightfully irreverent as its subject, Fred Negro – “the unofficial mayor of St Kilda”.
Thelonious Monk broke the jazz mould. Here’s what happened when a French TV show tried to stuff him back into it.
Audiences are bound for Mu Mu Land as a line-up of house music heroes gives the low-down on the greatest and most mysterious dance outfit in history.