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The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps

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  • Tickets: €10.50/€9
  • Date: Sat, 16th Nov 2019
  • Time: 21:00 - 22:35
  • Duration: 95 mins + Q&A
  • Venue: Triskel Christchurch
  • Director: Julia Parnell, Rob Curry
  • Producer(s): Nicola Peeperkorn, Tim Riley, Julia Parnell
  • Screenwriter(s): Nicola Peeperkorn
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2019

Martin Phillipps led his band The Chills from being the darlings of the Dunedin scene in New Zealand to the world stage and major label releases. So how did he end up back in his home town, plagued by debt and coping with years of drinking and drug addiction? Following some alarming medical results, and facing his own mortality, Phillipps must realise his musical ambitions before it is too late. Julia Parnell and Rob Curry’s documentary enables Phillipps’ own darkly comical humour and eccentric lifestyle to make for a fascinating, cautionary tale, whilst his musical talent shines bright though the tragedy. SE
There will be a post-screening Q&A with Rob Curry

Official Selection, SXSW, 2019


Triskel Christchurch
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street
Cork City, Cork T12 WYY0 Ireland
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