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THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH: Michael Hutchence doco to Mystify Newcastle fans

Mystify: Michael Hutchence, the anticipated documentary profiling the iconic INXS frontman will get a Newcastle screening from this week.

Directed by long-time INXS collaborator Richard Lowenstein (Dogs In Space), Mystify promises to be an intimate portrait of the oft-times enigmatic frontman.

Delving deep into a rich archive of Michael’s private home movies and those of his family and friends, this film leaves no stone unturned – including the violent event that changed the singer’s life dramatically.

Given his privileged position in camp INXS – having created much of their visual style helming such clips as What You Need, Listen Like Thieves, Never Tear Us Apart, New Sensation and Need You Tonight, Richard is able to get behind the story like few directors could.

As one of the best frontmen this country has ever seen, Michael’s mythos is writ large on the popular music landscape.

Tragically, he was found dead in a room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sydney on 22 November 1997. He was 37.

Thankfully, though his legacy lives on through the music and now this doco promises to give a rare insight into the man behind the myth.

Event Cinemas Kotara and Hoyts Cinemas Charlestown and Green Hills will be showing the doco from this Thursday 4 July.

The Event run ends on Sunday 7 July, while Hoyts will be showing until Monday 8 July.

Written by Newcastle Live

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