MIFF brings huge slab of music films with this year's program

From a documentary on Melbourne's live music culture to homages to the greats, this year's program is bursting with music films. 

Melbourne International Film Festival has just dropped this year's program and amongst the tidal wave of films comes a smorgasbord of music documentaries and films for lovers of every music genre and generation. 

Amongst the selection of films you'll find the likes of Bad Reputation, the story of punk pioneer Joan Jett and how she paved the way for women in rock; If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd, the triumphs and pitfalls of Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynard; Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., a behind the scenes look at M.I.A. and how her political activism in a time of uproar negatively impacted her career; Working Class Boy; an intimate look at Jimmy Barnes' life of abuse, alcoholism and hardship; and Now Sound: Melbourne's Listening, an exploration into Melbourne's thriving music scene, what drives it and how to keep it safe against arising threats. 

That's just the beginning of what you'll find buried amongst the titles, with everything from a look at the cultural impact and legacy left behind by Elvis Presley in The King to a documentary on the emotional value of pop music by the ways of I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story. 

Whether you're a film buff or a music fanatic, you're guaranteed to find something up your alley. 

Melbourne International Film Festival runs from Thursday August 2 - Sunday August 19. For the full program, tickets and screening information, head to the MIFF website