East End Babylon

  |  Book Tickets: 14/04/2016
  |  141 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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UK, 2012, Richard England, 101mins Doc'n Roll Film Festival presents - Sounds of London, a twelve-week, multi-venue cinematic celebration of the capital’s rich and rebellious musical heritage. Q&A featuring director Richard England and band member Mick Geggus A story spanning over a hundred years, a story of the most impoverished place in Britain, it's people, culture and way of life that is now all but extinct, that in turn gave birth to one of the most ferocious Rock'n'Roll bands that ever lived. East End Babylon takes us on a journey through smoky boxing clubs, battles on the terraces and piss stained boozers as three dead end kids formed a band that would be the last word in Rock'n'Roll savagery. Mistrusted and misunderstood by the rock elite and media, the Cockney Rejects were one of a kind - the first band to combine Rock'n'Roll and football, and imbued with a "take no shit" attitude, which has often been copied but never equaled. Witness the redemption as the Rejects, now a worldwide cult who's music has influenced some of the biggest bands on the planet, play to hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe, uniting kids from all backgrounds with their particular brand of rock and football. Part of Britain on Film, this event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network funded by the National Lottery.