SEPULTURA's official documentary, "Sepultura Endurance", will receive its U.K. premiere this Sunday, November 11 November in Dalston, London at the Rio Dalston Cinema. The "Sepultura Endurance" premiere is a part of U.K. music documentary festival Doc'n Roll, which is returning this year for its fifth edition — running a diverse program running from November 1 to November 18 across ten of London's best-loved cinemas. Doc'n Roll film festival was launched in 2014 by founder Colm Forde to show some long-overdue love to the countless under-the-radar music docs being ignored by risk-averse film programmers.
Doc'n Roll is supported by the BFI Audience Fund using money from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films. This year's edition includes 25 world, European, U.K. and London premieres, filmmaker and artist Q&As and live music events.
Part concert film, part testimonial to the power of music, part intimate insider view, "Sepultura Endurance" is a close-focus portrait of Brazil’s rock legends featuring previously unseen archival footage from the band's 30-year history. It features interviews with legends, including METALLICA's Lars Ulrich, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor.
Having been on the road for almost 30 years, founding their own genre and influencing a generation of younger bands along the way, these Brazilians have proved to be a true institution. SEPULTURA has released 14 albums and sold millions of albums worldwide, earning multiple gold and platinum records across the globe. Following the band as they toured and recorded their last three albums, a time of tension and triumph, director Otávio Juliano serves up the history, myths, conflicts, personnel changes and struggles, allowing us to see them at their most vulnerable and human, as well as icons of heavy metal.
Former SEPULTURA members Max and Igor Cavalera denied permission to the makers of "Sepultura Endurance" to use the group's early music in the film. Juliano told Brazil's Folha De S. Paulo that he could not even use footage of early SEPULTURA songs being performed by the current version of the band, which includes singer Derrick Green and drummer Eloy Casagrande alongside two members of SEPULTURA's "classic" lineup, Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. (bass).
Juliano said last year that nothing was off limits during the making of the documentary. "The band gave me complete access, every door was open, I was never asked to leave," he explained. He went on to describe the film as "a testament to the endurance required to make a documentary for almost seven years," pointing out that "800 hours of footage" was shot for the movie.
SEPULTURA is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Machine Messiah", which was released in January 2017 via Nuclear Blast.