About this event:
[1.11.2019] Doc’n Roll, the UK’s music documentary festival, returns for its sixth London edition at eight of the city’s best-loved cinemas. Its diverse line-up of 30 music documentaries spotlights music-makers and genres that run the gamut from Zambian rock to Krautrock, jazz to jungle; from prog to folk and noise rock to feminist punk; and from the selling of the soul of alt-rock to an unexpectedly moving portrait of two of its most devoted fans.
Featuring six world, 17 UK and seven London premieres, filmmaker and artist Q&As and live music events, Doc’n Roll London 2019 kicks off on 1 November at the Barbican Centre with the London premiere of A Dog Called Money, an unforgettable look at the creative process of one of the UK’s most compelling artists, PJ Harvey.
Doc’n Roll is supported by the BFI using funds from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films. Launched in 2014 by founder Colm Forde, its mission is to show long-overdue love to the many under-the-radar music docs that risk-averse film programmers have long ignored.
Six films premiering at Doc’n Roll London 2019 have been shortlisted for the Best Music Documentary 2019 prize, judged by a jury panel featuring Paul Rodgers (head of BBC 6 Music), Sophie K (journalist, Kerrang!), Jen Long (Take Care Management), Julia Nottingham (Pulse Films’ head of documentary) and author and broadcaster Emma Dabiri. The films in competition are: A Dog Called Money (PJ Harvey); Once Aurora; The Remix: Hip Hop & Fashion; Digging For Weldon Irvine, David Crosby: Remember My Name; and The Rise of the Synths.
Doc’n Roll Film Festival runs from 1 – 17 November across various venues. For full listings and tickets visit the official website here.