East End Film Festival 2013

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Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas
Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
2 Graves (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2010; Director: Yvonne Mc Devitt; Writer: Paul Sellar; Stars: John Burns, Seamus Casey, Jesse James Mogilner, Jonathan Moore, Clara Perez)
A lonely man sets out to avenge his father's death, embarking on an unexpectedly strange journey.
All Eyes On Us (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Eelyn Lee)
During the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Stephen Hawking told an audience of millions to look to the stars. When they looked up, they saw an entire cast of disabled performers high in the sky on trapezes, ropes and perched upon gravity-defying poles. All Eyes on Us is the story of the making of this spectacular ceremony, from the point of view of four of the performers.
Black Out (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Eva Weber)
With only a fifth of Guinea’s 10 million people having sporadic access to electricity, scores of young people, aspiring to a more prosperous life than their parents’, are forced to roam the streets at night in search of light by which to study. Black Out is a poetic tale of young people frequenting gas stations, parks in the rich part of town, and the airport; often walking for miles in the middle of the night, thumbing books and reciting lessons to themselves
The Brightest Colours Make Grey (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Daniel Audritt )
Filmed in and around East London for just £5000, Daniel Audritt ‘s debut feature follows Stanley, whose learned helplessness is challenged when a chance encounter with a mysterious woman. Snapping out of his post-breakup funk, he initially spurns this new chance of happiness, before a second chance comes around that may just restore his faith in life, and love.
Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas (Bruno And Earlene Go To Vegas) (Country: UK, US, France; Year: 2013; Director: Simon Savory; Writer: Simon Savory; Stars: Miles Szanto, Ashleigh Sumner, Barrett Crake, Phillip Evelyn, Clarissa Thibeaux, Janice Danielle, Cassandra Peterson, Greg Travis, Antony Cherrie, Ross William Wild, Barbie-Q, Julia Sandberg Hansson, Eileen Hertz, Lorielle New, Allyson Sereboff)
Two strangers from very different worlds head out on the road together.
A Field In England A Field In England
A Field In England and A World Not Ours
Discoverdale (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: George Kane; Stars: David Coverdale)
A mockumentary following Dead Cat Bounce acros Europe as they seek to reunite their singer with his supposed father, Whitesnake legend David Coverdale.
Dummy Jim (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Matt Hulse; Stars: Samuel Dore, Marie Denarnaud, Robert Stephen, Annie Buchan, James Buchan, Melvin Bryce, Graeme Noble, Jeni Reid, Magnus, Tippy and the Community of Invercairn)
In 1951, a deaf man cycled from his small Scottish fishing village to the arctic circle. This is his story.
East One (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Hazuan Hashim, Phil Maxwell)
A documentary tracing the changes that have occurred in Spitalfields and Banglatown. Candidly looking at immigration, regeneration, living conditions and culture through the eyes of local residents, and making extensive use of Maxwell’s vast photo archive, it celebrates a part of London that has seen unprecedented change, yet undeniably retains a unique identity.
A Field In England (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Ben Wheatley; Writer: Amy Jump; Stars: Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope, Julian Barratt)
Four men have a strange encounter during the English Civil War.
Life Begins With Tears (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Simon Chambers)
Rebellious, outspokenly independent teenager Shana is desperate to have a baby. When she secretly marries a devout Muslim boy from Bangladesh, her father refuses to speak to her. When UK immigration refused to let her new husband come to London, she asked Chambers to make a film about her, in the belief that the magical power of cinema would encourage her unborn child to join her in this world…
We Are The Freaks We Are The Freaks
We Are The Freaks and Dummy Jim
One Night In Powder (Year: 2013; Director: Jason Attar, Danny Wimborne)
Kevin Powder wants to throw the most fashionable, farcical night that London has ever seen. A wide boy chancer turned club promoter, he is a hilarious, clownish character used to bullshitting his way through life. On a last ditch effort to find fame and fortune, he even names the night after himself.
Overhill (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Will Hutchinson)
Londoner Rebecca is trying to finish her novel. Seeking seclusion after months of writer’s block, she seeks remoteness and isolation, and books a few weeks at Overhill house in the tiny Cornish village of Pendeen. After one day she finds that the locals know her name, where she’s staying and what she’s doing there, and while she just wants to finish her book in peace they seem to have other ideas.
Prospects (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastian Duthy; Stars: George Keane, Marlon Mellish)
Filmed over the course of 4 years, Sebastian Duthy’s debut feature documentary follows two boys’ struggling to reach the top of the amateur boxing world.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Country: Russia, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin)
A documentary telling the story of both a band and a message, of a court case and in effect the trial of the entire Russian nation.
Railway Redemption (Country: UK, Sri Lanka; Year: 2012; Director: Santiago Posada)
East London-based filmmaker Santiago Posada travels to Sri Lanka, and unearths a story with unusual resonance as a seventy year-old busker makes a final journey home. Hearing that his brother is dying, Vijay decides to face up to his past and confront his family, with whom he has had no contact for 25 years due to his alcoholism and death of his mother.
Riot On Redchurch Street (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Trevor Miller)
A spirited tale of a love triangle in East London’s rock n’ roll subculture,
Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (Country: United Kingdom; Year: 2012; Director: Havana Marking)
Organised crime in the 21st century looks nothing like The Godfather: no boss at the helm, no hierarchical structure, no system of loyalty. It is therefore nothing short of extraordinary that Havana Marking (director of award-winning 2009 documentary Afghan Star) manages to track down FIVE Pink Panther members, a loose network of thieving affiliates who cooperate on a global, agile scale. Veiled beneath deftly animated proxies, they provide an all-access look at an underworld driven by fast wealth and paranoia. Against the backdrop of a newly balkanised Yugoslavia of the mid-1990s, they recreate the desperation caused by rising ethnic hatred and poverty; a black market of drugs, sex, and smuggling was growing, spreading into Western Europe with the refugees. But as the Serbian and Montenegro governments clean up their act for a pending EU-status, the Pink Panthers may have to come to an end… or will it? SW
Suspension Of Disbelief (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Mike Figgis)
A world-renowned screenwriter becomes implicated in the murder of a beautiful young Frenchwoman.
We Are The Freaks (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Justin Edgar; Stars: Michael Smiley, Jamie Blackley, Sean Teale, Mike Bailey, Rosamund Hanson)
Three teenage friends go on a night out in the Eighties.
A World Not Ours (Country: Lebanon, United Kingdom, Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Mahdi Fleifel)
Personal study of life in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp.

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