The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps
In the '80s, isolated Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island produced a lively postpunk scene that punched above its weight. The Chills defined the Dunedin sound; powered by introverted founder Martin Phillipps's brilliant songwriting, the local heroes became critical darlings and toured the world. But beset by tragedy, bad blood and constant personnel changes, they slid into obscurity as Phillipps sank into addiction. A sober, humbled Phillipps attempts once again to revive his career in this emotional documentary, facing a harrowing struggle with hepatitis – and sorting through his obsessively hoarded collectibles. Packed with bracing archive footage of the glory years, it's an invigorating, emotional tribute to a great band.