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Doc'n Roll Festival

Doc'n Roll Festival / 25-28/09/2014 / Hackney Picturehouse

Doc'n Roll Festival

Doc'n Roll Festival / 25-28/09/2014 / Hackney Picturehouse

£669
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About

Save the date and pre-order your tickets now! 

We have set up this 21-day Kickstarter campaign so that you can get your screening and gig tickets in advance of the general public.

Full programme to be announced early September, so stay tuned!

This Festival is being held in association with Scalarama - a month-long Celebration of Cinema across the nation . Checkout their other events!

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What is it?

Doc’n Roll Festival is a first for London. 

A DIY project devoted exclusively to exhibiting compelling music documentaries. We are setting it up to bring together a community of like-minded music and film fans, because, the truth is, there isn't an event like this in London.

Why we need your help?

The festival is a Startup, self-funded by us, the directors, who don't want to compromise the programme with anyone. 

This means that we need to sell-out the festival, in order to break even. These funds, and your contribution will make it happen, with no profit to the Directors!

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Finally, London gets it's very own fest devoted exclusively to music docs! The inaugural Doc’n Roll Festival (25th - 28th Sept) will showcase a feast of international music documentaries, plus a rare retrospective of Julien Temple's best loved films - an icon of great music doc filmmakers. With a dozen documentaries screening over four days, the line-up will include London premieres and exclusive screenings, live Q&As, raucous gigs and DJ sets themed on the films.

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Festival Hub - Stage 3 Bar, Hackney Empire

Doc'n Roll is curating two unique nights of live music and DJ sets themed on the final screening of each festival night. 

Friday night 26th Sept.

Ming City Rockersonstage approx. 23:15 
1 hr set including Johnny Thunders/New York Dolls covers!
Post Gig DJ -
Simone Marie Butler (Primal Scream's Bassist)
90 minute Rock 'n Roll set, onstage approx. 00:15

Saturday 27th Sept.

The 45'sonstage approx. 23:15 
1 hour set, including some Dr. Feelgood and Who covers!
Post Gig DJ -
Soul/Classic RnB set,
onstage approx. 00:15

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 Exclusive London Screening 17:30 Sunday 28th September

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (2014)

The alternative punk story of a fiercely independent, avant-garde record label, offers an exclusive look into the label's left-of-centre artists, history, culture and global following. Stones Throw Records was born with a love for hip-hop, but is inspired by music in all its diversity. Home to innovative leftfield producers like Madlib and J Dilla, the Stones Throw story is laced with tragedy, yet the label owner's single-minded pursuit of the music he loves, ensures it continues as a vital force in the digital music era. 

The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), and many more.

There are several London Premieres included in the Doc’n Roll line-up, beginning with:

A Band Called Death (2012)

London Premiere Screening

19:30 Thursday 25th September 

This SXSW 2013 Audience Award Winner is directed by Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlet about the first black punk band (or arguably the first ever punk band). The film looks at the three teenage brothers who dared to be different during the 1970s Motown and Disco era. Whilst their music may have been ahead of their time, three decades later Death’s music was rediscovered by a new audience and the band finally received the recognition they deserved.

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UK Premiere - Including a live Q&A with the Director

A Life In The Death Of Joe Meek (2014)

Screening 19:45 Sunday 28th September

+ Live Q&A with the Director

This feature documentary chronicles an original recording industry Punk; the brilliant rise, tragic fall and the eventual resurrection of Joe Meek, Britain's first independent pop record producer. 

Considered a Svengali by some in the industry, Joe nurtured hundreds of teen artists such as Jimmy PageSteve Howe (of Yes and Asia), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple and Rainbow), session guitarist extraordinaire Big Jim Sullivan and Chas Hodges (Chas 'n Dave) that helped define new, exciting, commercial sounds and produced pop/rock records that were the first specifically targeted at the new post WW2 teen market. By 1967 he was dead.

Over 40 years after his tragic and mysterious death, Meek has been reborn as an inspirational icon for anyone in search of the Independent Spirit.

Featuring contributions from Jimmy Page, Edwyn Collins, Alex Kapranos, and members of Super Furry Animals and the B-52's.

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We are delighted to announce the UK Premiere of Her Aim Is True (2014)

This is the incredible and unlikely story of the first woman rock photographer of cool, Jini Dellaccio and her pivotal but hidden role in American rock ‘n roll history. She visualised punk before it had a name and embodied indie before it was cool. 

Snubbing convention, Dellaccio reinvented herself in the mid 1960s as one of the most daring and innovative composers in the field, working with legendary rockers from The Sonics to Neil Young, and capturing candid moments of early live performances by bands such as The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Mamas & Papas. An anthem for individual creativity, the film celebrates a legacy lost and found, as it traces Dellaccio's ingenuity, spirit and style through participants, in a gritty music subculture that like, Dellaccio, would set the bar for their descendants.

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Exclusive London Screening - Including a live Q&A with the Director

Looking for Johnny (2014)

Screening 21:00 Friday, 26th September

A brand new documentary on the life of the late New York Dolls and Heartbreakers guitarist Johnny Thunders, will also be included in this year’s programme. Director Danny Garcia talked to the fifty people who were closest to the rocker about his music which inspired punk and glam-metal and his hard lifestyle which lead to his untimely demise at 38.

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Retrospective Strand

For our inaugural 4-day festival, the retrospective strand will focus on the work of British director Julien Temple, with docs including LONDON: The Modern Babylon (2012), Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (2007), plus the Dr. Feelgood epic, Oil City Confidential (2009). 

Zoe Howe is an author with a unique insight to Dr. Feelgood's two protagonists. Having co-authored the Wilko Johnson book, Looking Back At Me, she is currently writing a biography on lead singer, Lee Brilleaux. 

Zoe will host an extensive Q&A session with Julien Temple, following the Oil City screening, including an exclusive opportunity to hear about Julien's forthcoming Kinks biopic, and to see a taster of his upcoming doc on Wilko Johnson.

Oil City Confidential (2009)

Screening 20:30 Saturday, 27th September

+ Live Q&A with Julien Temple

A film noir feature length documentary about Dr Feelgood; it's the story of four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock’n’roll and left all that came before a burnt-out ruin, four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten’s anti-Christ. Cannibalizing the visual flotsam and jetsam of our society, welding into an emotionally engaging and humorous whole, Oil City Confidential sets out to explore this unique time, place and social landscape - all of which was responsible for shaping the identity of the band and which, more than any other, defined the strange cultural vacuum which existed before the coming of punk rock.

Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (2007) - an original 35mm print screening. 

Screening 17:30 Saturday 27th September

Filmmaker Julien Temple takes a look beyond the guise of the late, anti-establishment icon Joe Strummer to offer a warm portrait of the self-described "mouthy little git" who was born John Mellor and was destined to become the frontman for one of the most influential punk bands ever. A complex figure who would learn to use his gift for music as a means of decompressing his conscience, Strummer is revealed here through unearthed interviews and the illuminating recollections of his closest companions. At times idealistic to a fault, the flawed Clash singer/songwriter had a special gift for compelling listeners to think as they moved to the music. Vintage performance footage and excerpts from Strummer's popular BBC radio program offer the ideal musical backdrop for an affectionate tribute to a punk-rock legend. - Jason Buchanan, Rovi

LONDON: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Screening 15:00 Saturday, 27th September

+ Live Q&A

Julien Temple draws on a century of music and film archive to tell the story of London’s epic journey through 100 years of cultural upheaval and reinvention. Among the line-up of familiar faces are David Bowie, Ray Davies, Bishi, Mick Jagger, Malcolm McLaren as well as the ordinary folks of London, from all walks of life. The extraordinary soundtrack spans 100 years of London music including iconic tracks from the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Small Faces, Lily Allen, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, The Kinks, Madness, Bob Marley through to Tommy Trinder, Max Bygraves, Vera Lynn, Lonnie Donnegan, Murray Johnson and Robert Burns, plus many more.

“An astonishing film...a rousing, powerful portrait of a city'” - Dave Colhoun, Time Out

“Julien Temple's throbbing documentary celebrates London's bloody-minded spirit” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart

Every Everything: the music, life & times of Grant Hart (2013)

Screening - 18:30 Saturday, 27th September

 This is the story of a Punk Rock pioneer. It’s 100% unfiltered, unrestrained Grant Hart. The former Hüsker Dü co-songwriter/singer/drummer welcomes you into his world, immediately addresses any Hüsker Dü reunion possibilities in an old interview, and is shown wailing behind his kit during that renowned middle-American punk band’s heyday.

What follows is a revelatory exploration of a singularly unique artistic force, one whose creative career is often overshadowed by that of his former band mate, and who finally, rightfully, gets a moment in the spotlight. It’s an oral, and aural, history of Hüsker Dü’s so-called “wild one”, from his rocky family life through the formation of his most well-known band; from their bitter break-up into the musical projects that followed; from his troubled past to his hopes for the future. This is one of the most off-the-wall, yet riveting conversations that you will witness for a long time, a no-holds-barred history of rock and roll and an insider view of the music industry.

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And now for something totally different....

The Punk Syndrome (2012)

Screening 18:30 Friday, 26th September

This is a documentary like no other. It tells the wonderful story of Finnish punk band - Pertti Kurikka's Name Day. Four very lovable punk musicians with learning difficulties fight, fall in love, and become national heroes on their road to conquer the world. Essentially, a story of four guys with little in common except great musical chemistry, and how that binds them together!

"Rough, rousing and raucous rock-doc" - Total Film

"Really is extraordinary stuff: four middle-aged men who are not the most obvious rocker material, raging against the machine in an undeniably impressive way" - The Guardian

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HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips and his own heartbreaking renditions of American folk songs.


Stunningly lensed in color and b/w, the film explores the actor's enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes candid scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry.


The fragile soul of an actor who uses his medium to express otherwise unspoken truths emerges from the beautiful collage.

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All festival screenings will take place at Hackney Picturehouse, 25th - 28th September 2014.

  • Final programme to be announced early September, so stay tuned!
  • For further information visit www.docnrollfestival.com and sign up to our news updates!

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https://twitter.com/docnrollfest

 Rock Docs For The People!

Risks and challenges

As a DIY project, we have fittingly chosen Punk Rock as our festival theme.
We know that our festival is a first for London, but with so much noise around we might not get heard. Our biggest challenge is getting noticed. So, if you like our idea, it's up to you to make sure it's seen. Follow us @docnrollfest, like, retweet, etc. Find our FB page, like, share, comment, etc.
Timing is our main concern and we need your support. As with any festival the risks are numerous, audience attendance being the main one. With your support we can achieve our goal of pre-selling the festival. The festival crew is ready with the events, but without you it means nothing. Please help support our festival, either through your contribution or by just spreading the word online to you friends.
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