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New Films From Phoebe Bridgers And Blur To Screen At Sydney Film Festival 2024

The Sydney Film Festival has shared its full 2024 program, following its opening-night announcement last month that will see the world premiere of Midnight Oil‘s new documentary The Hardest Line. In addition to additional screenings of the documentary to meet demand, several music-related films have also been announced as part of this year’s programming.

To The End, a new documentary about Blur, will make its Australian premiere at the festival. Directed by filmmaker Toby L, the film documents the band on their second reunion run, which began in 2022 as they recorded their most recent album The Ballad of Darren. In addition to footage from the studio, the documentary also follows the band as they prepare for their biggest show to date at Wembley Stadium, performing to 90,000 fans.

Blur: To The End Trailer

Also screening will be I Saw The TV Glow, a new horror film from A24. It features Phoebe Bridgers, Sloppy Jane and King Woman appearing as themselves, as well as a supporting role from Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. Furthermore, Irish hip-hop group Kneecap are set to screen the Australian premiere of their eponymous film – in which they star as fictionalised versions of themselves.

Other music-oriented films set to screen as part of the festival include Soundtrack to a Coup D’etat, which follows the US embassy sending Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, and Dizzy Gillespie to Africa under the guise of being goodwill ambassadors, and Mozart’s Sister – which takes a historical look at Maria Anna Mozart, the titular sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was a composer in her own right. The complete Sydney Film Festival program can be found here.

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