Doc’n Roll film festival makes its long-awaited return to Manchester for its fourth edition in the city.

This time round, eight feature-length music documentaries will be shown across film fanatic favourites, HOME and Chapeltown Picturehouse between Tue 2 Nov and Sun 7 Nov.

Following that, a further 13 full-length films will be available to watch online from Sun 7 Nov to Sun 21 Nov via Doc’n Roll TV.

Airing across this year’s lineup of stellar showings, will be features on art-pop adventurer St. Vincent, No Wave pioneer Lydia Lunch and influential singer-songwriter Karen Dalton.

There will also be films on spiritually-charged Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, classical/electronic iconoclast Matthew Herbert, Black Brazilian musical icon Dom Salvador, one man’s determined quest to explore the Talk Talk and Mark Hollis story, along with an in-depth history of drum and bass. 

Doc’n Roll’s online offering will serve up an eclectic, era-and-genre-spanning collection of movies—from DIY labels and fabled studios, to Turkish composers and Marseille rappers.

Manchester is one of 12 cities across the UK welcoming Doc’n Roll this year. London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield are also involved.

See the full list of both cinema and online showings below:

Cinema showings

Tue 2 Nov, HOME, 6.10pm
Love Yourself Today – Damien Dempsey & director Q&A

Wed 3 Nov, Chapeltown Picturehouse, 8.00pm
A Symphony Of Noise – Matthew Herbert

Wed 3 Nov, HOME, 8.40pm
Lydia Lunch – The War Is Never Over

Thu 4 Nov, HOME, 6.20pm
Dom Salvador & Abolition

Thu 4 Nov, Chapeltown Picturehouse, 8pm
The Nowhere Inn: St. Vincent

Sat 6 Nov, HOME, 4pm
In My Own Time – Karen Dalton

Sat 6 Nov, HOME, 6pm
The Rest is History: The Early Days of Drum and Bass

Sun 7 Nov, Chapeltown Picturehouse, 4pm
In A Silent Way – Talk Talk

Online showings (Streaming on-demand from Sun 7 Nov – Sun 21 Nov)

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu – Renegade Breakdown Live
Áine Tyrrell – Irish Troubadour
Talking Like Her – Connie Converse
Rez Metal
Mimaroglu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island
The Remedy – A Hip Hop Documentary
My Name is Lopez
Marseille, Rap Capital
The Reverend
Living with Imperfection – Ran Blake
Blang: 16 Years of Outsider Music
Leftover Feelings: A Studio B Revival
The Nodey Process

Book tickets using the link below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 2 Nov - Sun 7 Nov, Various start times
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 29 Oct 2021