SCREENING: 12 November 2017 at 15:00

The Institute of light - Hackney



We're delighted to welcome filmmakers Andrew South, Adrian Kelterborn, Leah Rustomjee, Tali Ramsey, and James Partridge to present their shorts in person!

The Beats Beneath 
Dir Andrew South, 2017, UK, 12.19 mins

The Beats Beneath explores the history of the Notting Hill Carnival and some key figures who helped to shape it and are now laid to rest in Kensal Green Cemetery.

Wifi Plaza Cuba 
Dir Adrian Kelterborn, 2017, Cuba 3.2 mins
The Cuban soprano singer Maria Dolores Garcia no longer has an audience. These days, the residents of her town prefer to spend their evenings in the central plaza, where they have access to Wi-Fi. 

Guy’s girl
Dir. Leah Rustomjee, Tali ramsey, 2017, UK 7.26 mins
'Guy's Girl' is a documentary about female DJ's in London and aims to reinforce the fact that female DJ's are just DJ's and, despite popular belief, "don't mix with their vaginas."

Johnny Jeana - Portait of a Tokyo Rockabilly
Dir. James Partridge, 2016, UK, 7mins
One of the last of Tokyo’s Rockabillys, Johnny Jeana keeps 50s Americana alive in the heart of Tokyo. 
In this film, we delve into Japan’s Rockabilly culture and Johnny’s dreams of superstardom.

The Arkansas Wild Man
Dir. Nathan Willis, 2016, UK & USA, 18.38 mins

An 87-year-old rock and roll pioneer who lives a life of obscurity in his small Arkansas hometown travels overseas to England to play one final concert for his passionate and loyal fanbase there.

Dir. Kristian Erskog, 2017, Sweden, 28.30 mins

"Bongo flava is Tanzanias own popmusic-genre which today grows outside the borders of the nation. The music producer Samuel, from a little town in Sweden, travels to Dar es Salaam to help his friend, the artist Marlaw, to find his way back to the spotlight."

Doc’n Roll Film Festival 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.