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Preview - Doc’n Roll Festival

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Doc’n Roll Festival Kickstarter Campaign We’ve been banging on about Doc ’n Roll Festival for the past few months, but incase you aren’t familiar with it, the festival is a first for London. Taking place at Hackney Picturehouse on 26th-28th September, the inaugural film festival is a DIY project devoted exclusively to exhibiting an eclectic mix of all kinds of music and film related happenings. As there is no other event in London like this, Doc’n Roll has seized the opportunity to bring together a community of like minded music and film fans in London for two days of compelling documentaries, live music, Q&As and much more. The festival is a start up, completed self funded by the directors, who...

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Jimi: All is By My Side

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Watch the trailer for Jimi: All is By My Side In less than a month Andre Benjamin, or Andre 3000 from Outkast, will be staring on the big screen as guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in the biopic Jimi: All is By My Side It was up to the award-winning director John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), to revive Jimi’s persona and music and in Andre 3000, he picked a worthy look alike. Whether Mr Benjamin can encapsulate the way Hendrix mesmerized audiences around the world will be fascinating to see – a tall order nonetheless. “I wanted André for the role, beyond the music, because of where he was psychologically — his curiosity about the world was a lot like Jimi”....

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Doc N Roll Festival News

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Doc’n Roll Film Festival update - programme to be announced soonLast month we introduced you to the the inaugural edition of the Doc’n Roll film festival happening at the Hackney Picturehouse on 26th-28th September. So far the festival organisers are keeping their cards very close to their chest with the full programme for the three day event. Here are a few films we’re hoping make the cut when they announce the first part of the programme later this month.Bayou MaharajahThis feature documentary explores the life of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, a musician that was once described by Dr. John as the ‘the best black, gay, one eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced’, a huge statement...

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