Some grand looking music titles in the upcoming NZIFF;
20,000 Days on Earth
The legend of Nick Cave is explored and amplified in this seductive, music-filled documentary created in collaboration with British filmmaker/artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.
“Thrilling to behold.” — Time Out
Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhall play fiercely avant-garde musicians in this weirdly celebratory satire of an obscure art rock band propelled via Twitter into the limelight.
“Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson’s irreverent comedy Frank buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display.” — Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Jimi: All Is By My Side
This provocative portrait of Jimi Hendrix as a fledgling rock legend features Outkast’s André Benjamin as the supremely gifted young guitarist in Swinging London. Directed by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley.
“This is a movie made not with obligatory biopic beats but with verve and freedom, and offhand, I can’t think of a better way to honor the genius of Jimi Hendrix.” — Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets
NZer Florian Habicht’s acclaimed collaboration with Jarvis Cocker fixes the triumphant 2012 concert billed as Pulp’s last ever within a loving portrait of Sheffield and Sheffielders.
“A handsome cinematic homage to a unique band, a proud city and the unifying power of pop music. The group’s comeback shows felt like a triumphant lap of honor, and Habicht’s film certainly captures that feeling.” — Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
For more info; www.nziff.co.nz