Doc'n Roll

UK Music Documentary Festival

Thursday 27th October 2016

Sid Vicious (The Clash) & Nancy Spungen

Doc'n Roll Film Festival returns to London for the 3rd year running, with World, European & UK Film Premieres, filmmaker Q&A's, Dj's and live performances all taking place between 2nd - 13th November.

A diverse selection of music documentaries will be showcased, including ones on Frank Zappa, Parliament, Sid Vicious, Bert Berns, Gregory Porter, Bad Brains and Bonnie Prince Billy to name a few.

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Video Trailer for Doc'n Roll Film festival 2016

 Read on to see what we've chosen as our top picks from this year's festival...

(L-R) Neil Diamond, Ellie Greenwich, Bert Berns & Jeff Barry.

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

Bert Berns is known as one of the great R'n'B songwriters, writing and producing hits like 'Twist & Shout' and 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'. He also released the first solo records by van Morrison and Neil Diamond through his record label.

The film features vintage performance footage and interviews with Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney. This is a rousing documentary whose release is perfectly timed with Berns’ 2016 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Sad Vacation - The Last Days of Sid and Nancy

Sad Vacation is an up close and personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, and their tragic end in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel.

Interviewees include Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Bob Gruen, Walter Lure (The Heatbreakers), Lee Black Childers, Howie Pyro (D Generation), Kenny Gordon (Pure Hell), Cynthia Ross (The B- Girls) and many more.

Eat That Question - Frank Zappa In His Own Words 

A subtle, skilful montage constructed solely from historic footage, Eat That Question - Frank Zappa In His Own Words is an energetic celebration of this outspoken maestro, unforgettable Zappa interviews and performances across three decades have been painstakingly gathered together.

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