Planet Slop Join Up with Doc N Roll For Festival Screenings

Films about St Vincent and Lydia Lunch screening at Fact next month,

By Shaun Ponsonby
Fri 15 October, 2021

Planet Slop are excited to announce that we are joining up with Doc N Roll for two major screenings at FACT.

Doc N Roll is a female-led film agency that platforms and champions marginal voices in the music industry, passionate about independent film and music of all genres. Since 2013, they have celebrated  music subcultures by providing a unique platform to support creative, compelling and unforgettable documentaries that celebrate the performers, labels, scenes and stories.

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

Saturday 6th November, 4.30pm
THE BOX @ Fact
Dir: Beth B. 2019, USA, 76 min

The first career-spanning documentary to cover Lydia Lunch‘s compelling, confrontational and always electric artistry. New York City’s preeminent No Wave icon from the late ’70s, Lunch has spent a lifetime creating music and spoken word performances that reaffirm the right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to say “Fuck you!” as loud as any man. Beth B.’s no-holds-barred profile of a unique artist is also a rallying cry for art’s power to build inspiration out of trauma.

Tickets available here. 

St Vincent: The Nowhere Inn

Tuesday 9th November, 6.20pm
THE BOX @ Fact
Dir. Bill Benz, 2020, USA, 92 min

Starring real-life friends Annie Clark (a.k.a. Grammy-winning artist St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney), this is a mischievous, metafictional and frequently laugh-out-loud funny account of banding together to make a documentary about St. Vincent’s music, touring life and on-stage persona. But they quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within the subject and the filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives…

From first-time filmmaker Bill Benz (Portlandia, At Home With Amy Sedaris) comes a densely woven and increasingly fractured commentary on reality, identity and authenticity. A music documentary like no other, this is the story of two close friends who attempt to wrestle the truth out of a complex subject before the hall of mirrors that is their artistic lives devours them completely.

Tickets available here.