Doc'n Roll Festival

Doc'n Roll Festival

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2018

We're delighted to welcome UK music film festival Doc'n Roll to Bristol with a selection of engaging music documentaries alongside Q&As with some of the filmmaking and musical talent involved.

Doc n Roll festival celebrates music subcultures by providing a unique platform to support their cinematic expressions. If you are passionate about independent film and music, join us of this season of music documentaries as they were designed to be seen - LOUD.


Previous screenings in this season

Chasing 'Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary  18   Doc'n Roll Festival

Chasing 'Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Documentarian John Scheinfeld gives jazz titan John Coltrane his cinematic due in this comprehensive and engrossing look at the most accomplished tenor sax player and jazz composer the world has ever seen.

The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind + Director Q&A  18   Doc'n Roll Festival

The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind + Director Q&A
Please note: This was screened in June 2018
Film
The story of The Wedding Present's much-heralded 1987 debut album George Best, exploring the 30 year lifespan of a record that has come to define youth in the minds of so many and has been labelled the greatest break-up album of all time.

Pure Love: The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald  18   Doc'n Roll Festival

Pure Love: The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald
Please note: This was screened in June 2018
Film
This extraordinary documentary about the legendary Queen Of Jazz - Ella Fitzgerald - looks at the secret behind her timeless voice that could melt chocolate.

About A Badly Drawn Boy + Director Q&A  18   Doc'n Roll Festival

About A Badly Drawn Boy + Director Q&A
Please note: This was screened in June 2018
Film
This in-depth documentary all about musician Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy) looks at the legacy of his iconic and Mercury Prize winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast, eighteen years after its original release in 2000.

George Michael: Freedom - The Director's Cut  18   Doc'n Roll Festival

George Michael: Freedom - The Director's Cut + Q&A
Please note: This was screened in June 2018
Film
Described as a “modern day Elvis” by Liam Gallagher, any fan of George Michael will be interested in this documentary revealing how he became one of the biggest pop stars of the world.

The Inertia Variations  15   Doc'n Roll Festival

The Inertia Variations
Please note: This was screened in June 2018
Film
This moving documentary gives meaningful insight into the life and work of The The's Matt Johnson as he struggles with creative inertia whilst facing the challenge of writing new work.