Official Trailer for 'Mystify: Michael Hutchence' Doc About INXS Singer
by Alex Billington
September 9, 2019
"He was the complete package…" "And everyone wanted a piece of him." Dogwoof has debuted an official trailer for a music documentary titled Mystify: Michael Hutchence, from Australian filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Lowenstein is a director of the majority of both INXS and Michael's music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead. INXS was an Australian rock band, formed in 1977 in Sydney, with Hutchence as the lead singer and main lyricist. He sadly passed away in 1997 from a suicide. The feature doc film is about the "troubled heart and soul" of Michael Hutchence of INXS. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and played at the Sydney and Karlovy Vary Film Festivals this summer. Looks like another good biopic doc.
Here's the official trailer for Richard Lowenstein's doc Mystify: Michael Hutchence, from YouTube:
A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends. Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael Hutchence himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom and down into the depths after a freak accident in Copenhagen seriously affected his ability to deal with his unravelling personal and professional life. Mystify: Michael Hutchence is directed by Australian filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, director of the doc films Australian Made: The Movie, We're Livin' on Dog Food, Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, and also Ecco Homo previously. Lowenstein has been working with INXS and making videos with them for decades. Dogwoof will release Mystify: Michael Hutchence in UK cinemas starting on October 18th this fall. Any big INXS fans?
I don't know. I mean, his story is tragic on the end and he was a well known singer, but he wasn't that special. But than again, his fans will definitely like this. And that's it ...
shiboleth on Sep 9, 2019
God, INXS was a great band. Hutchence was great, too...but the band was really something special.
kitano0 on Sep 9, 2019
They would be on my bucket list if he was still with them (and they hadn't retired from touring). Love that band.
dude on Sep 9, 2019
I was lucky enough to see them 3x starting with Kick and ending with their very last tour.... no doubt a great band with a very entertaining leading man
Tester on Sep 10, 2019
I have always been under the impression that Hutchence died of autoerotic asphyxiation the same way that David Caradine did. That seems to be what came out at the time of his death. Now I see stuff saying it was straight suicide. Hard to know for sure it seems. Either way, apparently he was suffering greatly up until his death over a complicated relationship that involved custody issues from her ex, who was Bob Geldof, and not being able to see his child while he was on tour. Too bad as he was a talented man. I'll watch this documentary about him for sure.
thespiritbo on Sep 9, 2019
I always heard the same as you.
grimjob on Sep 10, 2019
One of the best bands of the 80's and 90's. Sad, yet another brilliant front man taken from us way too soon.
SteadyEddieTX on Sep 10, 2019
That "dreamboat" poster is hilarious.
DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2019
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