Libertines flick opens 2011 East End Film Festival at Troxy

An intimate portrayal of one of the UK’s most iconic bands of recent years will open the East End Film Festival.

Roger Sargent’s debut feature, The Libertines – There Are No Innocent Bystanders, will be screened on April 27 to open the 10th annual festival.

Sargent has produced an all-access documentary following Carl Barat, Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell as they got together for the band’s reunion in 2010.

Hosting the prestigious occasion will be the Limehouse venue Troxy, which has 2,200 seats and will host an exclusive after-party featuring band members.

Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK’s largest film festivals.

Last year’s festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of more than 30,000 people

This year’s event will host international premieres of Polish and Romanian films, heritage screenings to celebrate the Royal Wedding and a free outdoor screening in Spitalfields.

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Cineworld in West India Quay will be a key venue for the festival, hosting the UK premiere of Ways to Live Forever on April 30 and Belgian filmmaker Hans Van Nuffel’s debut feature Oxygen.

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