Doc’n Roll Film Festival returns to Manchester for 2022

The music documentary festival runs from 4-13 November.

Doc’n Roll Film Festival returns for its 2022 edition, platforming a series of documentaries that celebrate music subcultures. The festival kicks off with a launch night on 4 November featuring a selection of music documentary shorts from local filmmakers and DJ sets from Barber Presents and Alphaville.

This year’s feature-length documentary screenings include Lee Fields: A Faithful Man and Heaven Stood Still: The Incarnations of Willy DeVille, the latter of which traces the wide-ranging legacy of the American singer. There’s also This is National Wake, a film debut from director Mirissa Neff that documents the South African punk band’s history with previously unseen footage of 1970s anti-racist counterculture.

Elsewhere, Doc’n Roll Film Festival is showing A Film About Studio Electrophonique, looking at the influential Sheffield-based studio where the likes of The Human League, Pulp and Heaven 17 recorded some of their earliest works. There’s also a documentary on South London 70s band Cymande. Both of these screenings include Q&As with the directors.

Crack Magazine Supporters can get free tickets to screenings of This is National Wake and Heaven Stood Still: The Incarnations of Willy DeVille. Head to the Supporters hub to log in or become a Supporter now to find out more and access other screenings, talks and exclusives.

Head to the Doc’n Roll Film Festival website for further information and tickets.

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