It's a golden age for the musical documentary genre—the last two Oscars for Best Documentary went to Searching for Sugarman and Twenty Feet from Stardom, both screened at the In-Edit Beefeater Festival. Now in its 12th edition, this musical documentary festival remains true to its original aim: to present viewers with the most outstanding musical documentaries. Highlights from this year include: Greg Oliver's Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty, an intimate portrait of the Texas musician and blues legend; I Am Divine by Jeffrey Schwarz, who tells the story of the silver screen's most outrageous drag queen; Matt O'Casey's documentary of the life of Mike Oldfield in Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story; As the Palaces Burn, the dark story about metal group Lamb of God, whose singer, Randy Blythe, was accused of murder and Nick Hall's I Need a Dodge, which documents Joe Strummer's secret days in Granada, when he abandoned the Clash to escape his depression and the mounting pressures of his life.
This year the festival pays tribute to Dutch film-maker and producer Frank Scheffer with the projection of five of his works. Scheffer's varied filmography includes classical and electronic music, the analysis of different authors such as Zappa and many other genres.
Running alongside the festival, there will be an In-Edit Radio Show, a live concert, and Best of Bug, a selection of the most innovative, brilliant and inspirational music videos being made around the world put up on the big screen.
For a full programme of events and to purchase tickets for the festival, click here.