Doc 'n Roll

Doc'n Roll


Wed 12 - Sun 16 June

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

Doc'n Roll is the UK's Music Documentary Film Festival celebrating music subcultures by providing a unique platform to support the wealth of creative, compelling and unforgettable music that celebrate performers, labels, scenes and stories. If you are passionate about independent film and music, join us for this season of under-the-radar music docs as they were designed to be seen - LOUD.

Doc’n Roll Film Festival is supported by the BFI using funds from the National Lottery.

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Upcoming screenings in this season

Chilly Gonzales: Shut Up and Play the Piano  15  PS Doc'n Roll

Shut Up and Play the Piano
Wed 12 June 18:00
Truth, fiction and mischief collide in this playful documentary as we follow the Grammy-winning Chilly Gonzales from his native Montreal to late 1990s Berlin, and via Paris to the world’s great philharmonic halls.

Mantra: Sounds into Silence + Kirtan Experience  15   Doc'n Roll

Mantra: Sounds into Silence + Q&A
Thu 13 June 20:30
Harmony, healing and shared humanity. This documentary provides a moving portrait of the practice of Kirtan and the people from all walks of life and cultural traditions who seek inner peace by singing mantras together.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records + Q&A  15   Doc'n Roll

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records + Q&A
Fri 14 June 18:00
Rudeboy is a documentary about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.

Stories from She Punks + Directors' Q&A  15   Doc'n Roll

Stories from She Punks + Directors Q&A
Sat 15 June 15:00
Loud, fearless and (un)typical girls: Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs), musicians and punk icons turned film directors, serve up a fascinating documentary built on new interviews with the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s.

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story  15   Doc'n Roll

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
Sun 16 June 14:00
It Must Schwing! tells the moving story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff - founders legendary New York jazz label Blue Note Records - who shared a passionate love of jazz, and of their profound belief in equality and freedom for every single human being.