CELLULOID HEROES!

The SoundScreen film festival returns for its third year showing some of the best music films, including several UK premieres, in the heart of London.

Sponsored by Vive Le Rock!, as previously, the festival will take over the historic Regent Street Cinema, over the weekend of 27-29 March.

Films due to be screened this year include…

16 BARS (UK Premiere) – a feature-length doc in which four prisoners in Richmond, Virginia collaborate on recording an album with Arrested Development’s Todd ‘Speech’ Thomas.

THE PRETTY THINGS – THE FINAL BOW (UK Premiere) – a document of the long-serving beat legends last show at London’s Indigo O2, followed by a Q&A with Phil May and Dick Taylor.

EAST END BABYLON – director Richard England’s classic doc about the Cockney Rejects. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and band founders Jeff Turner and Mick Geggus.

HORN FROM THE HEART – THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY – documenting the life of the troubled Chicago blues harpist, from the earliest years through his multiracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring guitar legend Mike Bloomfield, to his tragic death from an overdoes in ’87.

HENDRIX AND THE SPOOK (UK Premiere) – director Tim Conrad attempts to unravel some of the mystery surrounding the death of the legendary guitarist in London in 1970.

Check the SoundScreen Website for the full programme and timings.

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