Updated: Oct 13, 2018
Raindance Film Festival 2017 - The Highlights
Film Festival Feature by Chris Olson
One of the UK's most celebrated events in the movie calendar, the Raindance Film Festival 2017 promises to live up to its reputation of being a wonderful combination of big hitting movies and indie cinema gems.
Last year's event was an awesome spread of filmmaking prowess, and having attended many of the screenings and short film showcases myself, I was eager to take a peak at what was in store for the Raindance Film Festival 2017.
Opening night gala - 20th September
Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi, starring Josh Hartnett, Shinobu Terajima, and Kaho Minami, Oh Lucy! is a wonderful addition to the Raindance Film Festival 2017 lineup. Based on a short film by the same director.
Thursday, 21st Sept
Directed by Brian Godman, starring Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. A sterling cast and intriguing premise about murder and abductions - this is one of the big swingers at the film festival this year.
I'm Not Here
Directed by Michelle Schumacker, starring J.K Simmons. If you don't love J.K Simmons then you are probably more a TV person. The man is a legend and any movie he deems worthy of starring in, I deem worthy of me turning up to watch in a cinema!
Directed by Madeleine Farley, starring Iggy Pop - everyone's favourite punk icon who refuses to wear a shirt. I am a massive fan of "The Passenger" so will definitely try and catch this music documentary if I get a chance at the 2017 Raindance Film Festival.
You Are Killing Me Susana
Directed by Roberto Sneider, starring Gael Garcia Bernal. With a good pedigree of talent behind and in front of the camera, this could be a real treat for movie fans. Especially with decent source material at the heart.
Bees Make Honey
Directed by Jack Eve, starring Alice Eve in a murder mystery of sorts. With touches of comedy and drama this should be an interesting film to check out at this year's event.
Directed by Tom Gustafson, starring Rumer Willis, Ashanti, based on the book by Michael John LaChiusa which was originally based on a play, this drama musical is a really intriguing addition to the Raindance Film Festival 2017 roster.
The Public Image Is Rotten
Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, starring Johnny Rotten and Don Letts, the documentary film focuses on the forming of Public Image Ltd - the lesser known band that Rotten was in after the Sex Pistols.
Closing night gala - 1st October
Directed by Michael Berry, starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, and Ashanti this movie is based on a stage play by Rile Thomas. The story involves strangers on being "stuck" on a subway.