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Doc N Roll film festival announces 2018 programme

By | Published on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Doc N Roll Film Festival

The Doc N Roll music documentary festival is set to hit London for the fifth time in November. This year, the event will screen 28 films, covering a wide range of countries and genres.

Included in the programme is the premiere of ‘Our Most Brilliant Friends’, a film about Slow Club. The duo will take part in a Q&A as part of the screening at the Barbican on 1 Nov, which will open this year’s festival.

“Our fifth London edition is the culmination of five years of relentless DIY spirit – blood sweat and tears from ourselves and a passionate volunteer group of independent film and music fanatics”, says event founder Colm Forde. “Along the way, we’ve grown an ever expanding young audience of underserved fans across the UK, while inspiring many flattering imitators and upsetting the industry dinosaurs”.

He continues: “Our programme of 28 films includes sixteen first-time directors who champion the power of music and film as universal languages of hope and inclusion”.

In addition to all that, the festival will also be presenting screenings around the country next year. Forde continues: “We are also delighted to bring these amazing films on tour in 2019 to many alternative music cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton and Nottingham – come and get em!”

Elsewhere in the programme, films will look at artists including Badly Drawn Boy, The Wedding Present, Kojey Radical, Anti-Nowhere League, Sepultura and Chilly Gonzales, as well as the Trojan and Blue Note labels, and genres including punk, grindcore, and Detroit techno.

See the full programme here.