Hot on the heels of its debut Scottish event in Edinburgh earlier this year, Doc'n Roll is proud to be taking the UK’s Music Documentary Festival to Glasgow, Scotland’s music city, in late June.
Covering an expanded weekend running from Thursday 27 June to Sunday 30 June, the festival will kick off at a much-loved city institution, the Glasgow Film Theatre, with two big hitters: the award-winning Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, and Our Most Brilliant Friends (Slow Club). Doc'n Roll Glasgow will then head to the CCA, a venue at the forefront of Glasgow's indie/alternative arts and culture scene, for the rest of the weekend. (Go straight to ticketing for all Doc'n Roll Glasgow films showing at the CCA.)
Along the way, the festival will pack in 10 full-length music docs that run the gamut from reggae and ska to jazz, soul, indie, punk, electronic, metal and mantra, and serve up five post-screening Q&As with the directors of Rudeboy, Stories from The She Punks, Our Most Brilliant Friends (Slow Club), Never Stop: A Music that Resists and French Waves. That's not all: there's a free Sunday afternoon programme of short films at citizenM, two special ticket offers, and afterparties and live performances.
Since Glasgow is currently home to some of the UK’s hottest house music nights, Doc'n Roll is especially pleased to be screening two films that celebrate the history of the scene. Never Stop: A Music that Resists explores Detroit techno, while French Waves takes a lighter look at the electronic phenomenon across the Channel. Take advantage of a special ticket offer to see both films at one low price.
There's also a special two-film ticket offer for jazz fans, who are invited to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon with the divine voice of one of the twentieth century's true greats (Pure Love: The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald), followed by the story of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane and the unexpected champions who built a label to bring them to the world (It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story).
Doc'n Roll Scotland director Morven Masterton says: "The enthusiasm for our events in Edinburgh and Dundee gave us the confidence to put together a really ambitious festival for Glasgow. It's a special place, not only because it's been home to a fantastic music scene for so many years, but also because of the variety of venues in the city. The CCA and GFT are perfect homes for us because they embrace creative thinking and experimentation.