Director Mike Brook’s “warts and all” documentary on Steve Kilbey of The Church — based on the frontman’s memoir, and titled “Something Quite Peculiar: The Life & Times of Steve Kilbey” — will premiere next month at the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia.
A minute-long teaser of the film can be seen below.
The 85-minute documentary will be introduced at the Aug. 5 and 9 festival screenings by Brook and Kilbey, and both will participate in post-screening Q&As to discuss the project.
According to the film’s description on the festival website:
By any metric Steve Kilbey, frontman of Oz rock pioneers The Church, has been one of Australia’s most prolific and influential musicians. Over 40 years he’s released more than 750 songs across almost 50 albums, earning himself endless accolades and a place in the ARIA Hall of Fame. But most people know him for his 1988 international hit, Under the Milky Way – a self-described “accident”, which kickstarted a lost decade of heroin addiction and would eventually cost him his family and almost his mind.
Watch the teaser below.
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