This month, Doc’n Roll will be taking the UK’s Music Documentary Festival to Glasgow, promising an action-packed film programme of Scottish premieres, Q&As, after-parties, live performances and film shorts.
Covering an expanded weekend, from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June, the Doc’n Roll Film Festival will kick off at the majestic Glasgow Film Theatre, with two big hitters; the award-winning Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, and the Scottish premiere of Our Most Brilliant Friends, the beautiful black and white road movie about indie band Slow Club.
Both films will include a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers. And the Trojan-themed after-party, hosted by Walk N Skank at The Berkeley Suite, promises to make a skanking good opening to the festival.
Over the course of the weekend, the festival will pack in ten full-length music documentaries that run the gamut from reggae, jazz, indie and gospel, to punk, electronic, metal and mantra. Much of which will be shown at the pioneering CCA on Sauchiehall Street.
There will also be a free Sunday afternoon programme of shorts at citizenM, featuring a selection of films with a Scottish connection, including Hannah Currie’s We Are All Here, and Boiler Room’s Stay True Scotland.
The festival will be partnering with SWIM (Scottish Women Inventing Music) for an event focused on pioneering women in music, from the punk scene and beyond. Following a screening of Stories from the She Punks, SWIM’s Halina Rifai will chair a panel including the film’s director, Helen Reddington (The Chefs) and homegrown alternative punk duo The Twistettes.
The festival will also be screening a sneak preview of Since Yesterday: The Unsung Pioneers of Scottish Pop, a work in progress about the relationship between women and the music industry, historically and currently, from a Scottish perspective.
With Glasgow known as one of the original homes for UK house music nights, Doc’n Roll will be presenting two Scottish premieres 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. The event will host French directors Jacqueline Caux and Julian Starke for both screenings.
For jazz fans there’s a two-ticket film offer, meaning guests can 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).
When: 27th – 30th June 2019
Where: Glasgow Film Theatre, CCA and citizenM in Glasgow, Scotland
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event
More info: www.docnrollfestival.com