King Rocker (2021)

  • 2021
  • Festival Premiere
  • 1h 30m
  • United Kingdom

Comedian Stewart Lee, and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye), investigate a missing piece of punk history. Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades. But how, if at all, does Robert want to be remembered? The anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued, underdog autodidact with 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.

Watch Stewart Lee’s extended introduction live here on Saturday 12 June at 14:00 BST.

Watch the live Q&A here on Saturday 12 June at 15:45 BST

Presented in partnership with Live Cinema UK, supported by Film Hub North, part of the BFI Film Audience Network.


Michael Cumming


James Nicholls