Join us in the Hall’s Elgar Room for a screening of Suburban Steps To Rockland – The Story Of The Ealing Club, with a Q&A with director Giorgio Guernier, as an encore to its sold-out Barbican premiere! The Ealing Club, dubbed ‘the cradle of British rock’ (Mojo), was a dingy, smoky, concrete-floored basement barely mentioned in music history books, and it would last only three years. However, its pivotal role in fostering a golden generation of rock musicians and kick-starting the British blues movement remains undeniable.
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Fierce pioneers of American grunge punk, L7: Pretend We’re Dead is an engrossing time capsule told from the perspective of L7, these true insiders who brought their signature blend of grunge punk to the masses. Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews, it takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990's grunge movement that took the world by storm. Charged with lyrics that had political bite and humour which proved irresistible to the disenfranchised, the marginalised, and the punk, they helped define grunge as the genre of a generation.MORE INFO BUY TICKETS View Map
DEATH’s burning speed and ferocity was only matched by their leader’s unbending determination to bash out the most boundary-crushing interpretation of heavy metal. Presenting exclusive interviews and archive footage, this epic documentary brings the story of Schuldiner and his work and legacy to film for the first time.MORE INFO BUY TICKETS View Map
Born in 1932 in rural segregated Mississippi, blues and gospel singer Leo “Bud” Welch was a poor man all his life, working hard in the cotton fields and the woods. But 2013, after decades of missed opportunities and gigs in local juke joints and churches, a Gulf War veteran management rookie teams up with him to take the blues world by storm.BUY TICKETS View Map
Straight Into A Storm centres around Deer Tick's 2015 10th anniversary run in New York City. It is a portrait of a hard-rocking band known for their substance-fuelled live performances on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time.BUY TICKETS View Map
LONDON PREMIERE + Q&A This feature-length documentary captures the turbulent life and unique talent of Joe Cocker, who died of cancer at 70 in 2014. Rock music’s most incendiary white soul singer, he had a voice that could rage, bellow, rasp, screech, or – if circumstances demanded – sound unexpectedly yearning and vulnerable, and he could take any song and make it his own.BUY TICKETS View Map
UK PREMIERE + Q&A - Just 5% of music producers are women, even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. In the entire history of the Grammys, only six women have been nominated for the Producer of the Year award, and no woman has ever won. In Play Your Gender, Juno Award-winning producer Kinnie Starr embarks on a quest to find out why this disparity exists by speaking to music industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio.BUY TICKETS View Map
UK PREMEIRE + Q&A + LIVE MUSIC/DJ
What do you do when you're told that you're going to die? Årabrot's Kjetil Nernes went on tour and into the studio. Music helped him through his illness, and out of it again. This documentary follows him through two years of struggle and success.
The Årabrot Speciale band's main core consists of Årabrot frontman Kjetil Nernes on vocals, guitars and electronics and pop artist Karin Park on vocals, flute and synths. This 100 Club performance in London features spoken word from John Doran.
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UK PREMIERE - “Tangerine Dream is science fiction!” declared band leader Edgar Froese, who died in January 2015 aged 70. For nearly 50 years he and his band Tangerine Dream explored sound and its effect on our emotions. Examining the work and legacy of these electronic music pioneers, this film focuses on young Berlin musicians who were as inspired by the space age of the 1960s, with its rocket launchings and visions of the future, as they were by their own heartbeats on which Froese based some of his compositions.BUY TICKETS View Map
UK PREMIERE + DIRECTOR Q&A
A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped his music and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Features contributions from Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie.BUY TICKETS View Map
LONDON PREMIERE + Q&A
The Doom Doc is a visceral, immersive dive into the hazy black hole that lies at one extreme of the musical spectrum. Doom, whose foundations were laid on Black Sabbath’s debut album in 1970, is a genre of heavy metal that is all about crushing riffs played at sluggish tempos through huge amps.BUY TICKETS View Map
Co-presented by DJ Mag
A new feature film that documents – in exceptional detail – the arrival of House music in Manchester from Chicago in the 1980s, through to the Acid House explosion of 1988 and a further 30 years of its phenomenal impact. It is a truly remarkable social study of a subculture that helped put Manchester on the worldwide music map.BUY TICKETS View Map
The Ealing Club, “the cradle of British rock” (Mojo magazine), was a dingy and smoky concrete-floored basement barely mentioned in music history books, and it would last only three years. However, its pivotal role in fostering a golden generation of classic rock musicians and kick-starting the British blues movement remains undeniable.MORE INFO BUY TICKETS View Map
WORLD PREMIERE + Q&A
Beneath The Bassline brings together some of the finest bass players on the planet. Via visits to Fodera Guitars in Brooklyn, Sadowsky Guitars in Long Island City and Aguilar Amplification in Manhattan’s SoHo district, and featuring interviews with Will Lee, Richard Bona, Billy Sheehan, Bootsy Collins, Duff McKagan, Felix Pastorius, Mark King, Lee Sklar, John Patitucci, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Robert Trujillo, Nathan East, Stanley Clarke and many others, the film is packed with never-before-told stories and anecdotes as well as behind-the-scenes footage and impromptu jam sessions.BUY TICKETS View Map
Follow the band as they retell their rags-to-riches-to-rags story rife with inner band turmoil, health issues and the fallout of signing to a major label. Featuring interviews with Billy Joe Armstrong, Steve Albini, Jessica Hopper, Graham Elliot, Chris Shifflet, Josh Caterer and more.BUY TICKETS View Map