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Viewing films where tagged Music
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Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Revisit selected Australian titles from the MIFF 68½ Shorts program, featuring work by filmmakers participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021.
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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home.
Anonymous Club

Anonymous Club

Director Danny Cohen

Courtney Barnett pulls back the curtain in this intimate first-person exposition on creativity, vulnerability and artistic life on the road.

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Bandar Band

Bandar Band

Amid Iran’s widespread 2019 floods, three young musicians set out for a career-making gig in Tehran. But as the water rises, their chances of making it on time diminish.

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Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion

After 18 months and however many lockdowns later, bodies tremble for movement. But there is another performer on stage: the camera.
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Bonanza!

Bonanza!

Commissioned by Chunky Move, this playfully experimental work traverses ritual, body modification and algorithms.

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Don't Forget to Go Home

Don't Forget to Go Home

Two Fijian-Indian sisters escape their cousin’s wedding to get high on disobedience and drugs.

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Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Films that experiment with form, content and style.
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Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

This riveting firsthand account tells the story behind the legendary band that helped inspire the alternative rock sound of the 90s.

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Director Simon Liu

Shot on cold-hued 16mm, this mournful, restless ode to Hong Kong sketches the city’s fragile present and indefinite future.

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I'm Wanita

I'm Wanita

Meet Australia’s self-crowned “Queen of Honky-Tonk”: renegade country singer Wanita was born ready.

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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

A collective springs to life in this radiant tribute to radical Black politics.

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Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

An engrossing profile of a little-known 60s blues and folk icon, executive-produced by Wim Wenders.

Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes

An engrossing portrait of the rise and untimely demise of David McComb, the virtuosic frontman of Australian rock band The Triffids.

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MIFF Centrepiece Gala - Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

MIFF Centrepiece Gala - Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The “Black Woodstock” of 1969, which was filmed but never seen, finally makes it to the big screen in this Sundance US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.

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No Ordinary Man

No Ordinary Man

Maliciously outed after his death, musician Billy Tipton is now a transmasculine icon.

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The Nowhere Inn

The Nowhere Inn

Director Bill Benz

Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent play versions of themselves in this music mockumentary that explores the absurdities of fame and friendship.

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O Black Hole!

O Black Hole!

Director Renee Zhan

Loneliness is operatic in the latest film by Renee Zhan.

Paper Birds

Paper Birds

A short-sighted boy uncovers family secrets in an intricate, Tim Burton–esque world.

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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

A daughter explores her mother’s complex punk legacy in this no-holds-barred documentary.

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Sisters With Transistors

Sisters With Transistors

Director Lisa Rovner

Laurie Anderson narrates the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.

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Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The “Black Woodstock” of 1969, which was filmed but never seen, finally makes it to the big screen in this Sundance US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.

Symphony

Symphony

Be swept up by Beethoven, Bernstein and Mahler in this joyous, majestic work.

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Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

Newly discovered archival footage provides a time capsule into the making of Tom Petty’s iconic 1994 album Wildflowers, revealing an artist at a career crossroads.

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Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Go behind the scenes, and onto the stage, of a legendary concert to discover the story of Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, told in song.
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We Are the Thousand

We Are the Thousand

How do you get the world’s biggest rock band to play in your hometown? Become the world’s biggest rock band.