Obvious pun aside, the Doc’n Roll festival looks set to deliver a hugely diverse programme of musical documentaries between the dates of the 2nd and 13th of November. As such, to try and summarise would be foolhardy and your best bet is to check out the full programme yourself. That being said if I had to try to pick out a standout in the list it would be ‘My Buddha Is Punk’ which, as the title suggests, is about a Burmese punk trying to combine Buddhist principles with the music he loves.
If you’re looking for a more straightforward musical documentary focussing on more prominent artists there will be a world premiere screening of ‘Sad Vacation – Last Days Of Sid & Nancy’ with a Q&A, a European premiere of ‘The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale’ with Q&A, ‘Tear the Roof Off: Parliament/Funkadelic’ UK premiere with Q&A and headlining the first night is a world premiere of ‘Gregory Porter Don’t Forget Your Music’ with the obligatory Q&A. The festival is being hosted across multiple cinemas in central London with one noticeable exception which is that the screening of ‘Bill Evans: Time Remembered’ will not be in a cinema but fittingly at Ronnie Scott’s.
Where: Various venues