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One man’s very subjective list of their favourite music docos
If one thing is true of music docos, it’s that there literally cannot ever be enough.
Todd Haynes doco on The Velvet Underground is disappointingly conventional
Jonathan Richman and John Waters elevate what can be a dour story told by jaded people.
First trailer and release date for Peter Jackson doco The Beatles: Get Back
Jackson uses the same restoration techniques used in 2018’s stunning They Shall Not Grow Old.
You’ll never see another movie like improbable, one-of-a-kind musical Annette
It’s something of a miracle that Annette exists at all.
Musical icons Sparks tell us about their Cannes-winning musical Annette
“We didn’t want this to be sort of a traditional Broadway musical.”
The Queen of Soul battles trauma and belts out her best hits in biopic Respect
Watch her quiet subverting of male power dynamics as she moves from strength to strength.
Stream live film of Fat Freddy’s Drop as they make their new album and battle the elements
Wild weather elements do their best to disrupt the Wairunga outdoor performance.
Sparks for Sparks’ sake: Edgar Wright’s doco The Sparks Brothers
A tone of caring fandom infuses this look at 50 fascinating years of music and art.
Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers arrives in select cinemas next month
Everyone’s about to discover the uniqueness of cult favourites Sparks.
Watch the first 8 minutes of In The Heights
Already called the US’s “movie of the summer”, this hip-hop musical might just warm up our Kiwi winter.
The Sir Dave Dobbyn Collection comes to NZ On Screen for NZ Music Month
Watch one of Aotearoa’s most beloved musical legends in videos throughout his storied career.
Even those so-so on Frank Zappa ought to get a lot out of this new doco
The footage from Zappa’s personal archive proves to be the film’s saving grace.
Engrossing Billie Eilish doco is full of unexpectedly moving moments
Doco hammers home the pressure and recognition that comes with stardom.
Billie Eilish doco The World’s a Little Blurry is in cinemas and streaming this week
Filmed from 2018 onwards, the doco captures the rise of a star.
Framing Britney Spears is now streaming in Aotearoa
On lockdown or not, the doco arrives at the perfect time.
Oscar Kightley tells us about his excellent doco on music phenomenon Dawn Raid
Oscar Kightley chats to Flicks about his doco on a South Auckland music phenomenon.
Get an early look at Dawn Raid, a doco on the iconic South Auckland record label
Advance screenings feature Q&As with director Oscar Kightley and Dawn Raid’s founders.
Trent Reznor opens up about Hurt in a new episode of Song Exploder
“When I wrote it I felt alone. Lost. But things will be ok, you know? You’re ok.”
David Byrne chats with us about his incredibly energetic American Utopia
From concert to Broadway show, American Utopia is now a Spike Lee movie
SIX60 doco is a mostly convincing underdog story about a music phenomenon
No matter how you feel about SIX60, Till The Lights Go Out should instill some warm national pride.
Nils Frahm returns to NZ with screenings of his intimate concert film
Tripping with Nils Frahm showcases the renowned composer in a stunning setting.
Win a SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out prize pack
New Zealand’s biggest band hits cinemas November 26th.