Doc'n Roll, the UK's Music Documentary Film Festival, returns to Brighton for its fourth edition between 1 and 7 April 2019, taking over Duke's at Komedia, Hotel Pelirocco and the Duke of York's Picturehouse with a bumper programme of critically acclaimed films on bands, scenes and labels, live post-screening Q&As and exclusive after-show parties.
This year Doc'n Roll Brighton serves up six fascinating feature films that tell the stories of ground-breaking labels Blue Note (It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story, 4 April) and Trojan (Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, 3 April); shine new light on the groundbreaking Detroit techno scene (Never Stop – A Music That Resists, 7 April); uncover the secret history of the best soundtracks you've never heard of (The Library Music Film, 4 April); focuses on punk rock's musical heroines (Stories From The She Punks, 5 April); and takes you behind the scenes with Badly Drawn Boy as he creates his seminal Mercury Prize-winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast (About A Badly Drawn Boy: The Story of The Hour of Bewilderbeast, 7 April).
Among a number of live Q&A highlights, expect candid insights on the making of Stories From The She Punks with the film's co-director Helen Reddington (The Chefs), and hear about working with Damon Gough from About A Badly Drawn Boy director The Mitcham Submarine.
Doc'n Roll Brighton 2019 kicks off on 1 April at Hotel Pelirocco with a free launch event featuring a selection of not-to-be-missed short films. And if The Library Music Film piques your appetite for crate-digging discoveries, join us on 4 April at a free afterparty at the Merkaba Hotel for top tune-spinning by 1BTN DJs and a very special guest (hint: they also make an appearance in the film).
Doc’n Roll is supported by the BFI Audience Fund using money from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films.