– 29TH MAY TO  2ND JUNE 2019 –

The Doc’n Roll Film Festival returns to Manchester in 2019 with another mouth-watering programme (29th May – 2nd June 2019). 

Chock-full of premiere music documentaries about your favourite bands, scenes and labels, the festival will also bring you stimulating live Q&As with an array of boundary-pushing artists and directors, exclusive after-show parties, and much more.

The ultimate arts festival for film buffs and music aficionados alike, Doc’n Roll MCR 2019 will present six fascinating feature film premieres that chart the incredible stories of ground-breaking labels like Trojan (Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records); shine new light on the previously unexplored depths of the Detroit techno scene that redefined electronic music (Never Stop – A Music That Resists); launch you full-pelt into the world of punk’s fearless heroines as they break the glass ceiling and blow the genre apart (Stories from The She Punks); and take you into the minds of some of your favourite creative geniuses, whether it be Brazilian rock titans Sepultura (Sepultura: Endurance) or globe-trotting provocateur and polymath pianist Chilly Gonzales (Shut Up and Play the Piano: Chilly Gonzales).

Among a number of live Q&A highlights, expect candid insights from punk pioneers and directors Helen Reddington (The Chefs) and Gina Birch (The Raincoats) as they discuss Stories From The She Punks, and offer a few of their own…

This year Doc’n Roll Manchester will also introduce a not-to-be-missed selection of stunning film shorts especially selected for the 2019 edition, from the evocatively titled The Velvet Underground Played At My High School and To The Front: Scenes From a Women’s Rock Camp, to portraits of Afrobeat icon Tony Allen, Charlatans keyboardist Tony Rogers and late Glaswegian rapping talent Lumo.

Back to Manchester by popular demand, Doc’n Roll Film Festival once again promises to entertain music fans and enthral documentary lovers with an eclectic and idiosyncratic cinematic programme unlike any other in the UK.

Check out the full programme below…

Tickets on sale now via


Doc’n Roll is supported by the BFI Audience Fund using money from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films.

You don't have permission to register
Skip to toolbar