DOC ‘N’ ROLL FILM FEST RETURNS!

The Doc’n’Roll film festival returns this month for two weeks of music documentaries.

This year – its eighth edition – the festival will take place from 28 Oct to 14 Nov and host 34 feature-length documentaries and 8 shorts, in cinemas and online. For the first time ever, will also include screenings in other cities, such as Brighton, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Exeter, Liverpool and Manchester.

Featuring the usual diverse array of films focusing on various genres, the festival will as usual see numerous UK, European and World Premieres many including Q&As.

Highlights include Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over, the first career-spanning documentary on the No Wave icon;

Fanny: The Right To Rock, about the pioneering all-woman US rock band;

Love in Bright Landscapes – David McComb of The Triffids – director Jonathan Alley’s much-vaunted tribute to the Western Australian music legend;

ForeverMoore: The Angelo Project – focusing on Angelo Moore or LA ska-punks Fishbone;

Guy Clark: Without Getting Killed or Caught about the recently departed Texan songwriting legend;

In a Silent Way (A Portrait of Talk Talk), casting a spotlight on the inner workings of the notorious reclusive UK band;

Bury Us! A Punk Rock Uprising – set in the Basque Country, Catalonia and LA, the film is built around the personal stories of Usua and Koldo, the fiery rock n’roll duo known as Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado;

No Spicy No Fun: Rebel Riot in the UK, focusing on the whistle-stop tour by a Buddhist punk band from Yangon, Myanmar.

Participating London cinemas include Barbican, Genesis (Whitechapel), Rio (Dalston), Curzon Soho and Castle (Homerton).

Full details, listings and tickets can be found here.

Pic by Jasmine Hirst

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