There’s film premieres and live music galore when Doc ‘n Roll takes over Hackney’s Picturehouse for four days at the end of September.
Someone up there must be listening, because our prayers for a music documentary festival have finally been answered. Born, “…out of the collective passions of its directors, for independent film and niche music genres”, the superbly named Doc ‘n Roll will run 25th to 28th September at Hackney Picturehouse. There will be twelve film screenings at the festival, which kicks off with the UK premiere of ‘A Band Called Death’. Released back in 2012, the film tells the story of Death – a 70’s Rock band from Detroit made up of three black brothers, who faced ridicule at a time when Motown and Soul were still all the rage. You can watch the trailer for that below.
Other highlights of the programme include the UK premiere of ‘Her Aim Is True’ – a documentary about female Rock photographer Jini Dellaccio, a showing of the excellent Stones Throw doc ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ and ‘A Life In The Death Of Joe Meek’, which profiles the legendary svengali. Many of these screenings will be accompanied by Q+A’s, whilst there will also be gigs and DJ sets at Stage 3 across the road.
Head over to the Doc N’ Roll Festival website for full details and to buy tickets.