On Saturday night I was lucky enough to see the Sydney premiere of the new Paul Kelly documentary at the superb State Theatre in Sydney. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME charts the many lives, loves and losses of Paul Kelly, one of Australia’s most gifted singer-songwriters. He has been marking out the Australian landscape and its people through words and music for almost 40 years.
Paul Kelly is a storyteller and a poet, with the unique ability to communicate with all Australians, across all age groups and gender. His mostly narrative style of storytelling is timeless, authentic and precise. Collaborating with indigenous musicians, young performers, and artists of all genres, Kelly has created some of the most memorable and important songs of our times.
This beautiful documentary was directed by Ian Darling and is a great piece of storytelling about a great storyteller. I highly recommend you take the time to see it.