Posts tagged "Raindance Film Festival"

25th Raindance Film Festival

25th Raindance Film Festival September 20th – October 1st, 2017 London by Joanna Orland Celebrating its 25th year, the Raindance Film Festival remains the largest independent film festival in the UK. Taking place in the heart of London, the festival’s mission is to promote new independent films and emerging filmmakers from the UK and internationally, […]

Raindance Film Festival: Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows

Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows

Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows Directed by Richard Kovitch Starring Penny Slinger, Peter Whitehead, Jack Bond, Michael Bracewell and Jane And Louise Screening at Raindance September 21st, 25th, 2017 by Lewis Church Penny Slinger’s visual art and performance grew out of the 1960s and 70s counterculture of Swinging London, and yet has remained largely […]

Raindance Film Festival: I’m Not Here

I'm Not Here

I’m Not Here Directed by Michelle Schumacher Starring J.K. Simmons, Sebastian Stan, Maika Monroe, Mandy Moore, Max Greenfield and Iain Armitage Screening at Raindance September 21st, 26th, 2017 by Joanna Orland Steve is tormented by memories of his past. The demons that haunt him have driven him to the brink of suicide, as he wallows […]

Raindance Film Festival: Hello Again

Hello Again

Hello Again Directed by Tom Gustafson Starring Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, TR Knight, Rumer Willis, Sam Underwood and Cheyenne Jackson Screening at Raindance September 24th, 30th, 2017 by Joanna Orland La Ronde was originally a play written by Arthur Schnitzler first printed in 1900, examining sexual morals and classism through a series of encounters between […]

Raindance Film Festival: The Misandrists

The Misandrists

The Misandrists Directed by Bruce LaBruce Starring Susanne Sachsse, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler, Caprice Crawford and Grete Gehrke Screening at Raindance September 23rd, 26th, 2017 by Lewis Church Bruce LaBruce, the Queercore pioneer of art-movie porn and porny art movies, directs this latest fantasy of heteronormative obliteration. It’s a follow-up of sorts to The Raspberry […]

Raindance Film Festival: Love is Thicker Than Water

Love is Thicker Than Water

Love is Thicker Than Water Directed by Ate de Jong and Emily Harris Starring Johnny Flynn, Lydia Wilson, Juliet Stevenson, Henry Goodman and Ellie Kendrick Screening at Raindance September 23rd, 2017 by Joanna Orland A universal love story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl; Love is Thicker Than Water dilutes a […]

Raindance Film Festival: You’re Killing Me Susana

You're Killing Me Susana

You’re Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando, Susana) Directed by Roberto Sneider Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Echegui, Ashley Grace and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson Screening at Raindance September 23rd, 29th, 2017 by Joanna Orland You’re Killing Me Susana is a light romantic comedy about a very flawed couple. From the start, it’s impossible to root […]

Josh Hartnett & Atsuko Hirayanagi

Josh and Atsuko discuss Oh Lucy!’s themes, characters and the filmmaking process. Actor Josh Hartnett and director Atsuko Hirayanagi have brought their film Oh Lucy! to London to open the 2017 edition of the Raindance Film Festival. The film is a study of a unique female character, as well as taboo themes that we are […]

Raindance Film Festival: Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy! Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi Starring Shinobu Terajima, Kaho Minami, Josh Hartnett, Shioli Kutsuna and Koji Yakusho Screening at Raindance September 20th, 27th, 2017 by Joanna Orland Atsuko Hirayanagi first told the story of Oh Lucy! in her 2014 award-winning short film of the same name. Expanded into feature length, the film is a […]

25th Raindance Film Festival Programme

25th Raindance Film Festival 2017

25th Raindance Film Festival September 20th-October 1st, 2017 Vue Leicester Square, London The 25th annual Raindance Film Festival kicks off on September 20th with the film Oh Lucy! starring Josh Hartnett. Running until October 1st and closing with Michael Berry’s Stuck, the film is London’s biggest celebration of global independent cinema. 2017 festival highlights will […]