22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Roll Bus Roll: A Jeffrey Lewis Documentary

United States, 2024: 74 minutes: International Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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ROLL BUS ROLL casts an eye at the life and art of Jeffrey Lewis, one of the most prominent musicians associated with NYC's anti-folk scene.

Offering a glimpse into the unique movement of anti-folk, a music genre that challenges traditional folk conventions, the documentary follows Jeffrey on tour, across cities and continents. A self-deprecating genius, Jeffery's life and work are introduced through contrasting narratives: his own modest self-assessment, and the views of fans and fellow artists such as Adam Green. The film reaches its emotional climax as Jeffrey opens up about a lost love, revealing his mental health struggles that impacted his relationship.

Slamdance Film Festival 2024

Ilya Popenko is multidisciplinary artist whose passion lies in film, photography and music. Ilya was born in the Soviet Union, and immigrated to the US, where he graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in photography. He has taken part in numerous group and multiple shows, and his most recent photo series "Vlad and John" won First Prize at the annual PDN Magazine competition. His band Mad Meg has toured internationally and has released several critically acclaimed albums. In 2020 Popenko made a transition from still photography to moving images, completing two short films, GIRL WITH FLAIR and CARRY ON. ROLL BUS ROLL: A JEFFREY LEWIS DOCUMENTARY is his first feature film.

press for Roll Bus Roll: A Jeffrey Lewis Documentary

"A warts and all look at the man, his music and his art where he opens up about everything in his life including the dark places that his mind takes him to."
- Unseen Films


Documentary / Music / Biography / First Feature

74 minutes

special guest

Director Ilya Popenko in attendance!


Ilya Popenko

Ilya Popenko

Ilya Popenko
Dmitriy Rozin
Setare Gholipour

Adam Green
Jeffrey Lewis



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