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Doc N Roll music documentary festival to take place online and in cinemas next month

By | Published on Friday 9 October 2020

Doc N Roll 2020

The Doc N Roll music documentary festival will return for its seventh edition next month, with screenings taking place in cinemas and online.

The festival will officially open on 4 Nov at the BFI Southbank in London, with a screening of ‘Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day’, looking at the career of Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones. Other films in the programme include ‘Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About Idles’ and ‘Sebastien Tellier: Many Lives’.

Aside from the main programme, there will also be a special early screening this month of ‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’, about the life and career of the late Thin Lizzy frontman. That will take place at Alexandra Palace Theatre on 24 Oct, including a Q&A with director Emer Reynolds.

“Music and film have been essential therapy for many people during the difficult times we’ve all experienced in 2020”, says Doc N Roll CEO Vanessa Lobon Garcia. “For our seventh edition of Doc N Roll, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and relevance of the arts, and put the work of the creative community front and centre”.

“You won’t be surprised to hear that 2020 is the hardest year we’ve faced since Doc N Roll launched in 2014”, she adds. “But thanks to the determination and passion of our Doc N Roll team, and the creativity of the filmmakers and the musical forces they capture, I am delighted to be able to announce a programme that celebrates music, women and human stories via the lens of a camera. It ain’t all rock n roll”.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full details here.