Both the act of turning the lens on a subject and the act of engaging with the end product involve, to some degree, the insertion of oneself into the work; nowhere is this more felt than in the music documentary, a form that is at once a chronicle, a critical tool, a symbol of community and a capsule of fandom. Anthony Carew examines how these elements manifest in the recent films by Tobias Willis and Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore.
Melbourne music, self-reflection, The Tote, Courtney Barnett, Sampa the Great, Jen Cloher, Vera Blue, Sui Zhen, Julia Stone, Mojo Juju, nostalgia, fan service, formula, trope, rockumentary.
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