Watch Trailer for New INXS Documentary ‘Mystify’
The creators of Mystify, a new documentary about late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, have released a two-minute trailer ahead of the movie's arrival in theaters on July 4.
It opens with the frontman – who took his own life in 1997 at age 37 – saying, “The manner of experience that you go through doing what we do is many lifetimes. The problem is holding on to a fixed point for long enough to understand it.”
You can watch the trailer below.
The film features many of his friends, including former lover Kylie Minogue, talking about his life and achievements. Producers called it a “journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence” in a statement, describing him as a “complex and shy man who spent the bulk of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends.”
The statement noted that "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 removed his sense of taste and smell and seriously affected his ability to deal with his unraveling personal and professional life.”
Mystify was written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who directed most of INXS’ music videos. An accompanying soundtrack album will also be released that includes two previously unreleased Hutchence songs.
“Their legacy is growing every day, and a new generation of fans from around the world are discovering INXS through streaming," Petrol Records founder Chris Murphy, whose company prepared the LP, said. "We are entering an exciting period of rediscovery of their legacy and a reassessment of their place in music history.”