• Doc'n Roll Film Fest Liverpool: White Riot premiere + Q&A

  • Thu, 26-03-2020 at 18:30
  • British Music Experience
    Cunard Building
    L3 1DS Liverpool
Doc'n Roll Film Fest Liverpool: White Riot premiere + Q&A - British Music Experience - Liverpool

BME are pleased to once again be chosen to host part of the Doc'n Roll Liverpool film fest.Doc’n Roll are passionate about independent film and music across all genres and provide the audience with the opportunity to watch these films as part of their festivals throughout the UK.About the film:Expanding her 2017 short, Rubika Shah’s energizing film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As founder Red Saunders explains: ‘We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika’. The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock-star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses.The film will be followed by a Q & A panel, details to follow.Panelists:Bryan Biggs - An ex-Eric's regular, Bryan Biggs is currently co-editing a book on Bluecoat, the UK's first arts centre, where he is the Artistic Director. He has a wide-ranging interest in pop music and its intersection with art and politics. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 7th February at 10am. Price: £10 adult or £8 concessions/BME members/Independent Liverpool membersThere is a percentage of £5 tickets available for students on a first-come-first-served basis.Photograph courtesy of Syd Shelton.