Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Michael Hutchence doc 'Mystify' slated for one-night-only theater release in January

Fans of INXS will get a new look into the life of Michael Hutchence when the feature-length documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on January 7, 2020.

Written and directed by Richard Lowenstein (“Dogs in Space,” “Say a Little Prayer,” and “He Died With A Felafel In His Hand”), “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” is a portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman.

Using an archive of imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves into the public persona of the singer and reveals more than ever. 

Tickets for “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” can be purchased at and participating theater box offices.

“I am thrilled to be working with Shout! Factory and Fathom Events on the U.S. release of ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence,’” said the film’s director, Richard Lowenstein. “Their innovative approach to cinema distribution and the large spread of hundreds of cinemas across the U.S. is very exciting to us. I look forward to audiences being able experience this visual and immersive feature film as the theatrical experience it was designed to be, with recently discovered personal footage seen in 4K and the digitally restored surround sound of Michael’s music heard and appreciated like never before.”

“We jumped at the chance to be involved with distributing this remarkable and moving documentary, which will give music fans a profound look into the life of an artist we lost too soon,” said David McIntosh, Sr. VP Content Licensing and Strategy at Shout! Studios.
“Fathom is honored to be a part of bringing this tribute to cinemas across the U.S. early next year,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “INXS fans will get to experience the Wembley concert and this intimate documentary the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen.”

Check out the trailer for the film here:

Fathom will also be screening “INXS: Live Baby Live at Wembley Stadium” in theaters for one night only on December 9, 2019. Six years to the day of Live Aid and five years and a day since the band supported Queen at Wembley Stadium, INXS headlined their own show at the famed venue to a sell-out crowd of 73,791 crazed fans. The event, called ‘Summer XS,’ was immortalized in the best-selling concert film ‘Live Baby Live,’ directed by David Mallet. The film has been painstakingly restored from the original 35mm negative and is now presented in glorious cinematic widescreen. The restoration process unveiled a ‘lost’ performance, which was not included in the original releases - ‘Lately’ from the ‘X’ album. It is now returned to its rightful position in the concert setlist.

Shout! Studios, the multi-platform entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, acquired the U.S. rights to “Mystify: Michael Hutchence,” via Dogwoof, the film’s international sales agent.

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