Doc 'n Roll

Doc'n Roll

Season

Please note: this season finished in June 2019

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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Previous screenings in this season

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

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
Please note: This was screened in June 2019
Film
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.

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

Stories from She Punks + Directors Q&A
Please note: This was screened in June 2019
Film
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.

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

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records + Q&A
Please note: This was screened in June 2019
Film
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.

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

Mantra: Sounds into Silence + Q&A
Please note: This was screened in June 2019
Film
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.

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

Shut Up and Play the Piano
Please note: This was screened in June 2019
Film
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.