Doc’n Roll returns to Manchester in late May and early June for its second annual event in one of the world's great music cities, presenting some of the world's best new films about music.
The five-day festival kicks off on 29 May at Gullivers with a free launch event featuring a hand-picked selection of five great short music docs. And from 30 May to 2 June, Doc'n Roll will be at Home cinema, screening six acclaimed feature-length documentaries.
Join us for a romp through Chilly Gonzales' mischievous world of piano and provocation; see the ground-breaking reggae and ska record label Trojan come to life in a beautifully filmed, award-winning docudrama, hear true-life tales from the fearless heroines of punk and indie rock, take a spiritual journey into the world of kirtan and go behind the scenes with metal legends Sepultura.
Special events around the screenings include a Q&A with Rudeboy director Nicholas Jack Davies and Manchester reggae stalwart Mega Dread Cohen and an afterparty at 9pm at Joshua Brooks; a post-screening kirtan session following the showing of Mantra; and a screen talk with Stories from The She Punks co-directors Gina Birch and Helen Reddington, followed by a free afterparty at the HOME cinema bar.
According to Vanessa Lobon, Doc'n Roll CEO/programmer, "Last year's first-ever Doc'n Roll Manchester was a great opportunity to bring brilliant films about music to a city that has been shaped by music. We had a fantastic reception in 2018 for our 11 documentary screenings, and we're looking forward to coming back to treat Mancunians to another great lineup this year."