Music docos the focus of mini film festival at HOTA

Those awesome peeps at HOTA – Home of the Arts and Gold Coast Film Festival have joined forces to organise a mini pop-up film festival this weekend and we’re pretty stoked, because the films are all focused on music.

It’s two days of some of the best music documentaries you can find and whether you’re a hardcore rock ‘n’ roll fan, love Barnsey or have a secret boyband obsession, you’ll find something you love in the mix.

‘Bad Reputation – A Joan Jett Documentary’ will screen alongside ‘Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy’ and ‘Midnight Oil 1984’. There’s also ‘The Song Keepers’, ‘I used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story’ and ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’

‘Whitney’, an intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney Houston and her family also screens over the tw0-day event. Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48.Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, ‘Whitney’ sees Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

There are films here you won’t be able to see anywhere else on the Gold Coast and some absolute show-stealers making waves at events like Brisbane International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival.

Get the full program at the HOTA website.


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