The East End Film Festival will open April 27 with documentary The Libertines – There Are No Innocent Bystanders.
Photographer Roger Sargent’s debut feature will have its world premiere at the 2,200-seat Troxy in Limehouse, followed by an after-party.
The film follows the band as they reunited in 2010 to play the biggest shows of their careers.
“The Libertines have always had very strong ties with the East End of London,” said Sargent [pictured]. “Peter and Carl lived together in a flat on Teesdale Street near Bethnal Green. Most of the first record was written there, they shot videos there, and I had many lost weekends with them there. So to have this film premiere in the East End at the East End Film Festival was essential for me.”
An exhibition of Sargent’s photography will run in Spitalfields Market during the festival.
The 10th East End Film Festival will run April 27-May 2 at venues across east London. The full programme is due to be announced on March 30.