East End Film Festival 2017

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Sink Sink
Sink and The Workers Cup
8:30 (Country: Austria; Year: 2017; Director: Laura Nasmyth)
A group of door-to-door salesmen get a train to a mysterious suburb, and find themselves in what seems to be an infinite time loop.
Across The River (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Warren B Malone; Writer: Keir Charles, Elizabeth Healey, Simon Josiffe, Warren B. Malone, Warren B. Malone, Russell Taylor; Stars: Elizabeth Healey, Keir Charles, Liz Richardson, Tomasz Aleksander, Leon Ockenden, Gillian MacGregor, Mario Babic, Rowena Perkins, Pippa Abrahams, Tat Whalley, Nick Lashbrook, Andy Robertson, Theo Kalliades, Harper Taylor, Steven Blake)
What would you do if you ran into an old flame?
Arifa (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Sadia Saeed; Stars: Shermin Hassan)
A young British Pakistani woman gets into a relationship with a mysterious professional gamer.
Austerity Fight (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Phil Maxwell, Hazuan Hashim)
A documentary challenging the notion that economic austerity is necessary in the UK.
Besides These Walls (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Jules Bishop; Writer: Jules Bishop; Stars: Mark C Phelan, Danny Anderson, Simona Casadei, Paul Sandell)
One man's long, dark night of the soul.
Provenance Provenance
Provenance and The Hippopotamus
Chubby Funny (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Harry Michell; Writer: Harry Michell; Stars: Harry Michell, Augustus Prew, Isabella Laughland, Jeff Rawle, Jack Cooper Stimpson, Maggie Michell, Johan Schiller, David Bamber, Asim Chaudhry, Phoebe Nicholls, Dave Benson Phillips, Pierre Novellie, Ben Kavanagh, Hugh Stubbins, Paul Adeyefa)
Appalled to discover that he is the ‘chubby funny’ best friend type, a down and out actor is determined to change his fortunes.
The Death And Life Of Marsha P Johnson (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: David France; Writer: David France, Mark Blane; Stars: Victoria Cruz, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Taylor Mead, Michael Baden, Vito Russo, Agosto Machado, Kitty Rotolo, Mark Segal, Pat Bumgardner, Chelsea Goodwin, Karla Jay, Randolfe Wicker, Rusty Mae Moore, Coco Rodriguez)
Documentary, follows a new investigation into the mysterious death of self-described “street queen” Marsha P Johnson, one of the courageous black transgender activists who spearheaded the modern gay civil rights movement.
Dennis Skinner: Nature Of The Beast (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel Draper; Writer: Daniel Draper)
A portrait of the Labour politician.
DRIB (Country: Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Kristoffer Borgli; Writer: Kristoffer Borgli; Stars: Amir Asgharnejad, Brett Gelman, Adam Pearson, Annie Hamilton, Verona Blue, Hugo Armstrong, Dean Chekvala, Roy Abramsohn, Y.J. Gold, Joe Hartzler, Scarlett Redmond, Alexandra Marzella, John Zacchino, Kashuna Perfected, Maurice Williams)
The inside story of an energy drink marketing ploy gone wrong.
Follow the Money (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: John Hardwick, Ben Unwin, Steve Boggan)
Hackney filmmakers Steve Boggan, John Hardwick and Ben Unwin follow a $10 bill across the USA.
DRIB DRIB
DRIB and Chubby Funny
Forgotten Man (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Arran Shearing)
An actor meets a well-to-do American heiress on a night out. Falling head over heels in love, the feeling seems to be mutual, with only one problem: he performs for a theatre company that works with homeless people, with he himself having spent time living on the street.
Gholam (Country: UK, Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Mitra Tabrizian; Stars: Shahab Hosseini)
A taxi driver who refuses to discuss his past in Iran picks up an equally mysterious fare.
Ghost Hunting (Istiyad Ashbah) (Country: France, Palestine, Switzerland, Qatar; Year: 2017; Director: Raed Andoni)
A set-up for an experiment in an empty room. Former inmates reconstruct an Israeli secret service interrogation centre. These Palestinian men use role play to come to terms with their memories and the humiliation they have experienced.
The Ghoul (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Gareth Tunley; Writer: Gareth Tunley; Stars: Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Niamh Cusack, Geoffrey McGivern, Paul Kaye, Dan Renton Skinner, Waen Shepherd, James Eyres, Rachel Stubbings)
A detective goes undercover at a patient in a bid to investigate a psychotherapist.
The Hippopotamus (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: John Jencks; Writer: Stephen Fry, Robin Hill, Tom Hodgson, Blanche McIntyre; Stars: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw)
A theatre critic is offered a princely sum to travel to a stately home to investigate a series of unexplained ‘miracles’.
The Death And Life Of Marsha P Johnson The Death And Life Of Marsha P Johnson
The Death And Life Of Marsha P Johnson and Whose Streets?
In Extremis (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Steve Stone; Writer: Steve Stone, Steve Stone; Stars: David O'Hara, Isabelle Allen, Neil Pearson, Toyah Willcox, Bill Fellows, Tina Harris, Nick Cornwall, Lisa Gormley, Joe Simpson, Jeannie McGinnis, Michael David Worden, Stuart Sessions, Amy Popplewell, Luke Ryder, Nicola Taylor Young)
A successful but emotionally broken man deals with the destruction of his family.
The Last Day (Country: Romania; Year: 2016; Director: Gabriel Achim; Writer: Gabriel Achim, Cosmin Manolache; Stars: Doru Ana, Mimi Branescu, Adrian Vãncicã, Adrian Ciglenean, Rodica Lazar, Constantin Cojocaru, Andi Vasluianu, Gabriel Sandu, Cosma Achim, Gabriel Achim)
A mayor, a policeman and a Christian Youth leader get into a car…
Papagajka (Country: UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2016; Director: Emma Rozanski; Writer: Emma Rozanski; Stars: Susanna Cappellaro, Adnan Omerovic, Tina Keserovic, Don Guido, Sabina Mrgan, Vladimir Kajevic)
A mysterious stranger takes over a man’s life.
Provenance (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Ben Hecking; Writer: Ben Hecking; Stars: Charlotte Vega, Christian McKay, Harry Macqueen, Chereene Allen, Ludivine Parra, Luke Beattie)
A classical musician flees to Provence to start a new life with his young lover, only for a mysterious stranger to threaten his new-found happiness.
The Show (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: James Alexandrou)
Working relentlessly, the cast of a new production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé explore challenging personal territory - and then one of them is bereaved.
Sodom (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Mark Wilshin; Writer: Mark Wilshin; Stars: Jo Weil, Pip Brignall)
A man handcuffed to a lamppost during his stag-do has an impromptu encounter with another man.
Sink (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Mark Gillis; Writer: Mark Gillis; Stars: Martin Herdman, Ian Hogg, Marlene Sidaway, Tracey Wilkinson, Josh Herdman, Mark Gillis, Sadie Shimmin, Joanna Monro, Karen Archer, Robert Calvert, Bradley Hall, Glen Supple, Ken Shorter, Anne Bird, Simon Hepworth)
A man whose father is gradually sliding into dementia and who worries about his junkie son takes a drastic course of action.
Strays (Country: UK; Director: Barnaby Miller; Writer: Barnaby Miller; Stars: Tim Bentinck, Taniel Yusef, Trudie Goodwin, Mike Walling, Carl Chambers, Kit Jackson, Tommy Vine, Joshua Hayes, Nick Downes, Charlotte Mafham, Jack Dingley)
Rotoscope animation about modern life.
Waking David (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Kevin Nash; Writer: Kristy Bruce, Shane Bruce, Harriet Madeley, Kevin Nash; Stars: Harriet Madeley, Kathryn Worth, Kristy Bruce, Rob Tofield, Shane Bruce, Paul Mooney, Mark Katz)
A young American woman arrives in London, seeking to reconnect with her father's family.
Whose Streets? (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sabaah Jordan)
A nonfiction account of the Ferguson uprising told by the people who lived it, this is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back — and sparked a global movement.
The Workers Cup (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Adam Sobel)
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.
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