By Patrick Shanley
This year’s festival season has seen a major influx of documentaries focused on musical artists. This is hardly a surprise to those that have followed the Oscar winners for best doc in recent years as 20 Feet from Stardom, which followed the lives of background singers to famous acts, took home the award in 2013 and Searching for Sugar Man, chronicling the investigation into the death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez by two Cape Town fans, won the prize in 2012.
This season boasts a slew of new musical documentaries hoping to achieve the same Oscar success of those in previous years.
Here’s a rundown of this year’s sonic documentaries: