Those lucky enough to be in London over the next few days have the chance to indulge in hot new independent films, courtesy of the 19th Raindance Festival. The event kicked off on 28th September with the gala screening of Another Earth, an indie sci-fi-drama, followed by a question&answer session with first-time writer/director Mike Cahill. The after-party commenced with a roaringly successful live performance by multi-media composers group Fall on Your Sword.
On Thursday, festival-goers were treated to a story of love, decadence and time travel (A Thousand Kisses Deep) and to The Casserole Club, a tale of housewife rivalry (first over the best casserole, then, after a few too many units of alcohol, over spouses). Friday’s screenings will be Savage, focusing on what might be called the ‘white trash’ of Sweden, and football film Montevideo, Serbia’s selection for the Oscars, telling a story of friendship, enthusiasm, persistence and love for the game.
Check out the Festival’s full listings here: www.raindance.co.uk
Also, look out for Raindance’s filmmaking and producing courses, coming up in October and November!
If you can’t be in London right now, you can still experience the Raindance vibe with watching past years’ hits on Daazo.com. Enjoy!