Posts tagged "Raindance"

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: 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: 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 […]

Sam Waterston

by Joanna Orland Sam Waterston has had a long and prosperous acting career.  Known best for his roles in The Killing Fields, Law & Order, The Newsroom and most recently Grace and Frankie, Sam’s latest project is a short film directed by his son Graham Chychele Waterston entitled And It Was Good. The Waterstons are […]

Louis Cancelmi

by Joanna Orland Graham Chychele Waterston’s latest film And It Was Good is a family affair.  We’ve interviewed the Waterston talent behind this wonderful film, including Graham with his sister Katherine, patriarch Sam Waterston, and now the director’s brother-in-law and star of And It Was Good, Louis Cancelmi:   Can you talk a bit about […]

Graham Chychele Waterston & Katherine Waterston

by Joanna Orland Graham Chychele Waterston has made his latest film And It Was Good a family affair.  Co-produced by his sister Katherine and starring his brother-in-law Louis Cancelmi and his father Sam Waterston, And It Was Good is a beautifully absurdist love and life story which we reviewed at this year’s Raindance Film Festival. […]

23rd Raindance Film Festival

by Joanna Orland The 2015 Raindance Film Festival took place September 23rd to October 4th in central London.  Screening over 100 feature films as well as more than 150 shorts, the festival was truly a success in its 23rd year of showcasing emerging filmmakers.  The festival’s ethos is to uncover the latest filmmaking talent, aiming […]

Raindance Film Festival: Strange Weather

Strange Weather Directed by Tom Shrapnel Starring Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel by Joanna Orland In Strange Weather, Wes (Shrapnel) and Jane (Peake) separately bare witness to a bizarre weather phenomenon, leaving them forever changed and mystically drawn together. An ambient and ambiguous piece, Strange Weather is predominantly a director’s showcase rather than a short […]

Raindance Film Festival: And It Was Good

And It Was Good Directed by Graham Chychele Waterston Starring Louis Cancelmi, Jessica Joffe and Sam Waterston by Joanna Orland And It Was Good is an absurdist story of two lovers who reunite, marry and immediately confront the reality of their lives together.  While the performances are excellent and the humour delightful, the magnificence of […]