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We've teamed up with the good people at Doc’n Roll to bring their 2020 Shorts Festival online. Spanning two weeks and eight films, this is our second installment of the hottest music shorts of 2020 spanning some wonderfully diverse music genres and subject matters.
Despite the craziness 2020 has presented, Doc'n Roll still received over 75 short film applications for the festival and our second programme of events is detailed below
For week two we'll showcase a short on America's Midwestern underground punk band Rogue Scab and their short but punchy existence. Staying in America, Always Fast Hardly Accurate is a day in the life doc featuring Brooklyn-based female punk band Flasyd. Closer to home, we become a fly on the wall with South London’s sharpest slamming sisters (My Bad Sister), finishing up with celebrations of artistic and sexual liberation and diversity in Sau Paulo (Mamba Negra).
Check out the full lineup below and enjoy!
SHORTS PROGRAMME 2 – Thursday, November 12 (57 mins + Q&A w/ directors Joe Magowan, Charlie France and My Bad Sister band members). The session will be playing for a whole week unti November 19.
Rogue Scab Ethan Sperber, 202 (USA, 5 mins)
A Midwestern underground punk band had a short run but made sure to leave an impact on everyone who came to their shows. This is the story of Rogue Scab.
Always Fast Hardly Accurate, Sal Redpath, Ben Archer, 2020 (UK, 24 mins)
A day in the life of Brooklyn-based female punk band ‘Flasyd’. This fly-on-the wall style documentary examines a subculture with roots in the past while exploring the contemporary evolution of this thriving scene. Their story is depicted through music and the eccentric characters that inhabit this world.
My Bad Sister, Joe Magowan, Charlie France, 2020 (UK, 13 mins)
Polly and Sophie Duniam are South East London’s infamous twin sisters who form the duo My Bad Sister. Since early childhood they’ve performed alongside each other as back-up dancers, child actors and MCs. In the last decade the pair’s ferocious energy and tight-knit relationship has earned them a name on the free-party and festival circuit, rapping and dancing in sync over gabber, bassline and jungle influenced beats. Joe Magowan and Charlie France’s short documentary follows Polly and Sophie as they make their way to gigs in Leeds, Berlin and Brixton, accompanied by their younger sister and unofficial manager Millie, who tries to keep her older siblings’ intense and fiery passion from boiling over.
Mamba Negra - The Sound and the Fury of São Paulo, Alessio Ortu, 2020 (Italy/Brazil/Germany, 15 mins)
Mamba Negra is a collective of artists/activists who gave birth to vibrant and eclectic anti-establishment parties, where rave culture and social resistance came together and created safe spaces for sexual and artistic freedom. Moving along the hypnotic spaces of São Paulo’s underground scene, the intimate revelations of the collective’s key members offer an insight into a group at the margins who strives to stitch together the open wounds of a society that tries to kill diversity.