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By Sarah Ward
August 01, 2019
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By Sarah Ward
August 01, 2019
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Music and movies — if there's been a hot trend in cinema lately that doesn't involve superheroes, this is it. Of course, films about musicians, concerts and songs aren't new, and nor are flicks filled with tunes, but they've been on everyone's minds lately thanks to the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Rocketman and Yesterday.

Getting in on the action, Palace Cinemas is doing what it does quite often, aka hosting a whole film festival dedicated to concept. At the Palace Touring: 2019 Music Film Festival, you'll get cosy in your seat, catch an ace movie and hear the speakers echo with fantastic music.

Running at Brisbane's Palace James Street site from Thursday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 14, the inaugural fest will showcase a different film every night, with a range of genres — in terms of both movies and music — covered. Val Kilmer swaggers his way through The Doors: Final Cut on opening night, Anton Corbijn's black-and-white Joy Division biopic Control is also on the bill, and so are beloved hits such as Once, This Is Spinal Tap and Saturday Night Fever (on a Saturday night, obviously).

On the doco front, you can also catch The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, 20 Feet From Stardom, Searching for Sugarman, Gurrumul, 20,000 Days on Earth and Amy, because the last few years have been stellar for music documentaries — or, head back to the 70s with Martin Scorsese's concert film The Last Waltz.

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