King Rocker
  • Year2020
  • Duration90 min

Comedian Stewart Lee and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye) investigate a missing piece of punk history: Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades. Anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art.

KING ROCKER will premiere as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s official selection at a later date, outside of the Autumn programme.

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  • Director(s): Michael Cumming
  • Producer(s): James Nicholls
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: World Premiere