Doc N Roll launches
A music documentary festival called Doc N Roll kicked off at London’s Hackney Picturehouse last week, with a four-day programme of both classic and newer music documentaries.
The festival co-founder told ThisWeek London that he wanted to stage an event that focuses exclusively on music docs – “Other festivals have music documentaries within them, but our angle was to stage an event that concentrates exclusively on the genre. It’s quite strange – given the heritage of this city in terms of musical output, I’d say it’s second to none – and yet there hasn’t been a festival specifically focused on music documentaries here before”.
The festival worked with iconic director Julien Temple, who made a name for himself creating short films featuring the Sex Pistols, and the festival programme included a retrospective of his work.