What's on at Hackney Picturehouse - Doc'n Roll Festival
Gregory Porter: Don't Forget Your Music + Q&A with director Alfred Bailey
Director: Alfred George Bailey, UK, 2016, 87 mins
This feature film was shot over four years and spans the life and career of the breakthrough star. New interviews and archive footage chart Gregory’s incredible journey from humble beginnings in Bakersfield, California, to stage, studio and beyond, with his remarkable story underpinned by exclusive access during recording of the new Grammy winning album, TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY. The film features contributions from musical luminaries including Don Was, Hubert Laws, Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Jana Herzen and many more.
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale - plus Skype Q&A with director Bob Hannam
Director: Bob Hannam, USA, 2016, 125 min.
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale follows this hard rock/punk band’s history, with rare behind-the-scenes footage ranging from their early days in Washington to their multiple modern incarnations, with an eye on the enduring influence they’ve had throughout their 30-year plus history. Featuring interviews with Mike Patton, Chris Cornell, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Gene Simmons, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Mark Arm, J. Mascis, Josh Homme, David Yow and many more.