As part of this year's Doc‘n Roll Film Festival...
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Doc‘n Roll Film Festival returns to London next month, with its third instalment promising to be bigger and better than ever before.

Lasting for almost two weeks, the festival will contain new and rare work featuring (deep breath!) Parliament/Funkadelic, The Melvins, Frank Zappa, Sid and Nancy, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bad Brains, Placebo, The Orb, Gregory Porter, satanic black metal, Norwegian disco, Burmese punk, jazz stars Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon and Bill Evans, plus legendary producer Bert Berns (starring Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and Van Morrison).

Running between November 2nd and 13th, there is literally something for everyone as this unique multi-venue showcase.

New documentary The Royal Dutch Tour focusses on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and The Cairo Gang, and flits between intimate live shots and local people discussing the historic venues being used.

The debut feature film by Italian film maker Simo Valley, Will Oldham introduces it thus:

"Dalla Valle has made here a film that contextualizes a musical trip in a completely new way. As a musical participant in the documented trip, it's a joy to see the outside of what I had experienced from deep inside, and even more of a joy to know that such a great adventure is so memorialized, with necessary grace and beauty".

Clash has obtained a new clip from the film, the Bonnie 'Prince' himself performing live. Wonderfully intimate - you can even hear audience members clearing their throat - you can tune in below.

For more information on the Doc'n Roll Film Festival click HERE.

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