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  • Dir. Hannah Berryman
  • UK
  • 2021
  • 90 min.
  • NR
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Fifty years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers were milking cows on the family farm while dreaming of making music. They had the audacious idea to transform their humble farm into a state-of-the-art, rural destination studio. Animals were kicked out of barns and musicians were moved into improvised bedrooms — and the brothers and their families launched what would become one of the world’s most revered production studios.

Rockfield’s reputation spread like wildfire, garnering international acclaim and producing lauded albums from the likes of Black Sabbath, Hawkwind and Queen, to Iggy Pop, Robert Plant and Simple Minds. As Hard Rock and New Wave began to fade from the charts and Brit Pop swept across the U.K., bands like the Stone Roses, the Charlatans and Oasis fled to their magical farm. ROCKFIELD is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’ fight for survival amidst an ever-evolving musical landscape. Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Robert Plant, Liam Gallagher (Oasis), and more recall the siren’s call of Rockfield.

“Packed with anecdotes…. This tale of a Welsh dairy farm that became an unlikely haven for rock stars was an absolute joy from start to finish.” Anita Singh, Telegraph

“Guaranteed to delight your average Mojo reader, the film serves as a fitting tribute to the idealism and spirit of a pair of enthusiastic amateurs who made it up as they went along.” Billie Marten, Buzz Mag

“Star-filled documentary about the legendary rural recording studio will evoke lots of nostalgia…. This movie’s about celebrating the good times.” Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

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