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Doc´n Roll Film Festival presents SOUNDS OF LONDON

16 March – 16th June 2016
Venues across London The capital’s art-house and indie cinemas will feature live Q&As with key characters and filmmakers, in conversation with journalists and current leaders in London’s music scene. SOUNDS OF LONDON will focus on rock, pop, indie – and, as key partners in the GLA’s 2016 Punk.London programme, the city’s most unforgettable musical offspring, punk.

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16 March – 16th June 2016
Venues across London
The capital’s art-house and indie cinemas will feature live Q&As with key characters and filmmakers, in conversation with journalists and current leaders in London’s music scene. SOUNDS OF LONDON will focus on rock, pop, indie – and, as key partners in the GLA’s 2016 Punk.London programme, the city’s most unforgettable musical offspring, punk.

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The festival promises many exciting highlights: Everything In-Between: The Story of Ellipse. This portrait of Imogen Heap gives a rare and fascinating glimpse into the production of her third solo album; a rare screening of Art Will Save the World with Luke Haines, best known now as the author of Bad Vibes, a comically cold-blooded post-mortem of the mid-90s Britpop scene; Julian Temple’s The Filth and the Fury about the infamous Sex Pistols, surely the most influential and most notorious rock group of all time, including a Q&A with the director; a 40th anniversary screening of Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same featuring performances, fantasy sequences and at-home glimpses of the band members; Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar, about life in an authoritarian state, and the struggle for freedom in a country where punk still represents true rebellion; East End Babylon is a journey through smoky boxing clubs, and rowdy football terraces, as three kids form a band that would be the last word in Rock ‘n’ Roll savagery, including a Q&A with director and The Rejects’ Mick Geggus; The Rise and Fall of the Clash with Joe Strummer biographer Chris Salewicz, painting a gripping inside story of rivalry, treachery and betrayal, leading The Clash to self-destruct; D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars is a cult punk classic, when Bowie announced his intention to drop the Stardust persona; DOA – A Rite of Passage with screenwriter Chris Salewicz, combines footage of contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals, and punks of all shapes and colours, creating a stained snapshot of a movement at its peak and End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones attended by directors Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia. The band never reached the top of the billboard charts, but they endured by maintaining a rigorous touring schedule for twenty-two years.
SOUNDS OF LONDON is an eclectic and definitive line-up of seminal documentaries, featuring the cream of musical and filmmaking talent.

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  • Text Elinor Perry-Smith
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