The music highlights at this year's BFI London Film Festival

This year’s BFI London Film Festival has come rolling round and, as ever, there’s a slew of Uncut-friendly music docs in the programme. Springsteen fans will enjoy the companion piece to the Boss’s Western Stars album; Ron Wood‘s fascinating life in and out of the Stones is the focus of a Mike Figgis film; there’s also new docs on the endlessly fascinating stories of Fela Kuti and Miles Davis. And among the more leftfield inclusions, there’s a dive in the Mexico City punk/New Wave underground of the mid-80s while Eldon Wayne Hoke – aka El Duce – and his punk band The Mentors also feature. Trailers for most of ’em below. Meanwhile, here’s a link to the full festival line up, how to buy tickets and all that.

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WESTERN STARS
[DIR: THOM ZIMNY]

MYSTIFY
[DIR: RICHARD LOWENSTEIN]

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME
[DIR: MIKE FIGGIS]

MY FRIEND FELA
[DIR: JOEL ZITO ARAUJO]

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MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
[DIR: STANLEY NELSON]

THE EL DUCE TAPES
[DIR: RODNEY ASCHER, RYAN SEXTON, DAVID LAWRENCE]

THIS IS NOT BERLIN
[DIR: HARI SAMA]

CUNNINGHAM 3D
[DIR: ALLA KOVGAN]

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