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Sunday 31 March 2019

Putting The Roll Film Into Rock'n'Roll: Doc'n Roll Film Festival Returns To Brighton For Its Fourth Annual Edition

Taking over Brighton's art spaces and select theatres between 1st - 7th April 2019, Doc'n Roll Film Festival returns with a programme full of music documentaries about bands, scenes and labels, stimulating live Q&As with an array of artists and directors, exclusive after-show parties, and much more.

The ultimate arts festival for film buffs and music aficionados alike, Doc'n Roll 2019 will present six feature films that chart the stories of ground-breaking labels. 

Blue Note (It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story) and Trojan (Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records); shine new light on the previously unexplored depths of the Detroit techno scene that would redefine electronic music. 


(Never Stop – A Music That Resists); explores the best soundtracks you never knew existed (The Library Music Film); 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 behind the scenes with Badly Drawn Boy as he creates his Mercury Prize-winning debut (About A Badly Drawn Boy: The Story of the Hour of Bewilderbeast). 

Among a number of live Q&A highlights, expect candid insights from punk pioneer and co-director Helen Reddington (The Chefs) as she discusses She Punks, and The Mitcham Submarine's first-hand account of working with Damon Gough, AKA Badly Drawn Boy, on his cinematic portrait of a unique artist and a seminal album.  

This year the festival will also introduce a selection of film shorts especially selected for the 2019 edition.

Doc"n Roll Brighton runs from 1st to 7th April 2019. For full details of the venues, films and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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