Featuring six exclusive screenings and a raft of special events, Manchester’s Doc’n Roll festival returns for its second year at Home from May 29th to June 2nd 2019.
This year’s festival offers premiere music documentaries focusing on artists, scenes and labels, alongside some interesting live Q&As with an array of boundary-pushing artists and directors.
The organisers have this to whet your appetite: “Doc’n Roll MCR 2019 will present six fascinating feature film premieres that chart the incredible stories of ground-breaking labels like Trojan (Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records); shine new light on the previously unexplored depths of the Detroit techno scene that redefined electronic music (Never Stop – A Music That Resists); launch you full-pelt into the world of punk’s fearless heroines as they break the glass ceiling and blow the genre apart (Stories from The She Punks); and take you into the minds of some of your favourite creative geniuses, whether it be Brazilian rock titans Sepultura (Sepultura: Endurance) or globe-trotting provocateur and polymath pianist Chilly Gonzales (Shut Up and Play the Piano: Chilly Gonzales).”
Q&A highlights include tales from punk pioneers and directors Helen Reddington (The Chefs) and Gina Birch (The Raincoats) as they discuss Stories From The She Punks.
This year will also feature a selection of film shorts especially selected for the 2019 edition, from The Velvet Underground Played At My High School and To The Front: Scenes From a Women’s Rock Camp, to portraits of Afrobeat icon Tony Allen, Charlatans keyboardist Tony Rogers and the late Glaswegian rapper, Lumo.
Louder Than War will be there to bring you the best reviews.
Check out the full line-up on the official Doc’n Roll website here.
Find all the information at Home.
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All words by Lee Ashworth. More writing by Lee Ashworth can be found at his author’s archive. Lee Ashworth is also on twitter as @Lee_Ashworth_ and has a website here. He is one half of The Manchester Art Authority.