Music documentary festival Doc’n Roll is back for its fifth year and they’ve got a monster programme running across twelve of London’s best-loved cinemas. As well as screening a range of feature-length docs, covering a diverse range of subjects like Trojan Records, Ella Fitzgerald, gender in underground music, how gospel paved the way for rock & roll, and opera singer Vasyl Slipak, the fest also has a strong short film programme.
Highlights include a screening of ‘To The Front: Scenes From a Women’s Rock Camp’, in which women with no previous experience have three days to learn an instrument, form a band and play live at Britain’s inaugural rock camp, at Genesis Cinema; the premiere of ‘Claudio Fasoli’s Innersounds’ at Bertha Doc House; and a collaboration with House of Vans.
The free entry event will feature a range of premiere shorts, covering everything from Glasgow rapper Lumo and an animated tale of The Velvet Underground’s first public performance to a portrait of The Charlatans’ Tony Rogers and a film documenting afrobeat drum legend Tony Allen.
Thur 1st – Sun 18th November 2018