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Year 2019
Runtime 108 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
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MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE is presented by our partner, ATB.

We screened MYSTIFY in 2019 as part of our Music on Screen series. Now you'll have another chance to watch this film with our streaming program, CIFF AT HOME! 

This intimate portrait of INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence, transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.

Michael Hutchence had a charisma and a raw sex appeal that few performers have ever been able to duplicate. But at the height of his fame, Michael’s life was irrevocably altered, leaving him a shell of his former self. From his fractured family life to the peaks of rock stardom, to his downfall after the violent accident that changed everything, MYSTIFY incorporates vintage performance footage and never-before-seen personal archives, along with intimate interviews with friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael himself, giving us a profound and unforgettable portrait of a young man’s life journey.

Stream MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE from May 29 - June 11.


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