The 14th RaindanceFilm Festival will run in
As previously announced, thefestival opens Sept 27 with the London premiere of Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's Brothers OfThe Head, which recently won the Michael Powell award at the EdinburghInternational Film Festival. The festival will close with another Britishproduction, Ed Blum's Scenes Of A Sexual Nature.
As usual for Raindance, a number of films have music ties. Those includethe world premiere of Too Tough To Die: A Tribute To Johnny Ramone,capturing a benefit concert shortly before Ramone'sdeath in 2004. Marky Ramonewill present the screening and discuss the film. Other rock-related filmsinclude Neil Young: Heart Of Gold,Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, Crass documentary ThereIs No Authority But Yourself and Lampchop story Far-OffTown:
The festival is hosting aprogramme devoted to the work of Stanley Kubrick,including a 35th anniversary screening of AClockwork Orange, 2001: A SpaceOdyssey and the documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Picturesfollowed by a talk with Kubrick's long-time executiveproducer Jan Harlan.
Raindance also includes panel discussions, the Live!Ammunition! pitching session, and social events.
Selected documentariesinclude Liberty InRestraint about fetish photographer Noel Graydon,Laura Poitras's MyCountry My Country and Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg's The TrialsOf Darryl Hunt.
Features include Chineseaward-winner Little Red Flowers ZhangYuan, Raindance's 2006 director in residence.Selections also include Fat Girls, Wristcutters: A Love Story, StevanFilipovic's Sheitan's Warriorfrom
This year's jury includesLou Reed, Marky Ramone,Kevin Macdonald, Matthew Libatique, Anton Corbijn, Parminder Nagra and Judi Dench.