SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out

SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out

SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out

Documentary on New Zealand's biggest band SIX60 details the stadium-fillers' ups and downs on the path to success, capturing them at a time when they must reconcile aggressive ambition and creative vulnerability to prove their worth. From filmmaker Julia Parnell (The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps).

2020Rating: M, Coarse language.92 minsNew Zealand
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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

It’s fascinating seeing the early days of the band and hearing recollections of the haphazard, boozy start of it all. This version of events is quite different from the clinically calculated success SIX60 has been accused of un-artistically manufacturing by various media commentators over the years.

There’s also a quintessentially Kiwi feel to it all, with a lot of te ao Māori, a lot of rugby, a lot of Otago Uni student hijinks, and even some heartland farming all rightfully a part of this story. No matter how you feel about SIX60, getting an understanding of their achievements along with an understanding of where they all came from is sure to instill some warm national pride in most viewers.

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The decision to focus on the build-up to the band’s groundbreaking sell out of Western Springs in 2019 seems like a narratively sensible one, even if it now seems so long ago.

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