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Image: Energy, A Documentary about Damo Suzuki, Brighton, image by Michelle Heighway

Female-led film agency Doc’n Roll return to Tyneside Cinema from Tuesday 1st-Wednesday 9th November with their second annual (and now nationwide) film festival.

Known for championing independent film and marginalised voices in the film and music industry alike, the collective have carved out a niche with their passionate support for compelling documentaries that celebrate the performers, labels, scenes and stories which make up music’s most intriguing subcultures.

This year’s selection of films includes A Film About Studio Electrophonique, directed by James Taylor, chronicling the story of the Sheffield council-house-turned-recording-studio that nurtured the likes of Pulp, The Human League and Heaven 17 throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Other showings include a feature on the rise of New Romanticism entitled TRAMPS!, an intimate account from documentary photographer and filmmaker Lilly Creightmore capturing the story of a cadre of disparate artists who influenced a resurgence of psychedelia; and ENERGY, a film about enigmatic CAN frontman Damo Suzuki that tenderly addresses the musician’s cancer diagnosis and his efforts to continue a never-ending world tour.

Screening on consecutive nights across the first week in November, the festival aims to shine a light on the vital musical stories that might otherwise pass you by.

Doc‘N Roll Film Festival takes place at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle from Tuesday 1st-Wednesday 9th November.

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