Planet Slop Join Up with Doc N Roll For Festival Screenings
Films about St Vincent and Lydia Lunch screening at Fact next month,
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.
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.