East End Film Festival announces line-up

London showcase to open with One Crazy Thing.

by Amber Wilkinson

One Crazy Thing will open the East End Film Festival
One Crazy Thing will open the East End Film Festival
The line-up for the East End Film Festival in London has been announced, with the European premiere of Amit Gupta's One Crazy Thing opening the event on July 1. It will close on July 12 with Marc Silver’s 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets.

One Crazy Thing is a romantic comedy about a daytime TV star who meets his dream girl but is faced with having to tell her about a leaked sex tape. Silver's documentary, meanwhile, considers the 'stand your ground' law in Florida, that saw a teenager shot for playing loud music.

The festival will feature 17 world premieres, eight European premieres and 20 UK premieres.

The festival’s Centerpiece Gala screenings are Simon Blake’s revenge thriller Still, which will include a Q&A with lead actor Aidan Gillen and the world premiere of Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise, including an Q&A with Perry.

Several of the films will be fresh from showings north of the Border at Edinburgh Film Festival, including Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Asif Kapadia's Amy Winehouse documentary Amy and British films North Vs South and Norfolk.

There will be 17 films in competition, including white supremacist documentary Welcome To Leith, Spanish futuristic tale Crumbs and Argentinian relationship drama The Fire.

Documentaries include Life's A Beach - about a man's campaign to keep a house made of driftwood - and Matthew Heineman's examination of Mexican drug running Cartel Land.

For the full programme visit the official site

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