While we’re missing the hustle and bustle of the annual in-cinema festival experience, the memories of the wonderful documentaries that the Sydney Film Festival has screened in recent years, and audience reactions, is keeping us warm and connected in these COVID-times.
Morgan Neville’s rousing documentary shines a light on the backing singers behind some of the biggest names in the music biz. An Oscar winner that’s guaranteed to lift your spirits, when it screened on the Closing Film of the 60th Sydney Film Festival, the crowd broke with tradition, instead of waiting for the credits to roll, they cheered and applauded throughout.
Take a break from iso-baking, and relish the work of master sushi chef Jiro Ono, the owner of a Michelin-starred 10-seat Tokyo restaurant. Not just a film about amazing food, but also about tradition, family and dedication, David Gelb’s documentary was a crowd-favourite at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival.