Doc n’Roll Film Festivals return this week

After cancelling last year, the national festival of music documentaries returns for the eighth Doc n’ Roll. The programme includes 34 feature-length music documentaries plus eight shorts, screening in 11 cities across the United Kingdom and now online wherever you are.

The films are in four strands: Sisters, brothers, global visions, and DIY, which gives scope to a diverse range of artists, their backgrounds and identities across the world. Films screening include ‘Guy Clark: Without Getting Killed or Caught’, a 95-minute documentary follows Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Townes Van Zandt as they rise from obscurity to reverence; ‘Karen Dalton: In My Time’, ‘Love in Bright Lights: David McComb of the Triffids’, ‘A Leftover Feeling: A Studio B Revival’, and ‘Buena Vista Social Club’. The festival will also present a jury award for Documentary of the Year. On the shortlist for this is Damien Dempsey’s ‘Love Yourself Today’.

Doc’n Roll’s 2021 festival locations include:

London: 28 Oct to 14 Nov
Brighton: 29 Oct to 3 Nov
Nottingham: 31 Oct to 5 Nov
Glasgow: 1 to 4 Nov
Exeter: 2 to 7 Nov
Manchester: 2 to 7 Nov
Newcastle: 2 to 7 Nov
Sheffield: 4 to 6 Nov
Edinburgh: 5 to 8 Nov
Liverpool: 5 to 11 Nov
Cardiff: 8 to 14 Nov

For the full line-up and information, see the festival website.

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