Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015
The nights are getting cooler and those warm cinemas are looking very attractive so we're all waiting for the programme to come out! Remember you need to be a current member of WIFT to access the attractive discount NZIFF offers you!! Make sure your subscription is up to date. We send the list of our members through to NZIFF as soon as tickets go on sale.
Meantime here is a selection of music films that you'll be able to see...
For the 2015 programme, the lives and musical careers of Amy Winehouse and Mavis Staples take centre stage in two powerful bio-pics. Asif Kapadia's eagerly anticipated Amy and Jessica Edwards' Mavis! bring two iconic songstresses to the screen, one a living legend and the other gone too soon.
Fans of The Who will want to add Lambert & Stamp to their must-see list: an entertaining look at the chaotic early days of Britain's pop opera maestros. And the poetic From Scotland with Love teams archival footage with the stirring folk songs of King Creosote to resounding cinematic effect.
A vibrant, kaleidoscopic elegy for 20th century Scotland, this film is a collaboration between ex-pat New Zealand director Virginia Heath and prolific Scottish indie folksinger King Creosote (Kenny Anderson). A stunning vignette depicting Scotland's heart: it's impossible to watch the lively throngs in this film without considering how massively the communal spirit of a nation has changed from decades past.
While these titles will be headlining NZIFF's music section, don't think this is it. They have a few more musical tricks up their sleeve yet.....