East End Film Festival 2017

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Menashe Menashe
Menashe and Insyriated
Access All Areas (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Bryn Higgins; Writer: Oliver Veysey; Stars: Ella Purnell, Georgie Henley, Arnas Fedaravicius, Nigel Lindsay, Bobby Lockwood, Jo Hartley, Phil Daniels, Jordan Long, Jenna Harrison, Jordan Stephens, Edward Bluemel, Paul Blackwell, Stuart Davidson, James Ashton, Laura Marie Howard)
A group of British teenagers go on a road trip to an island music festival.
All Eyez On Me (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Benny Boom; Writer: Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, Steven Bagatourian; Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Hill Harper, Annie Ilonzeh, Lauren Cohan, Keith Robinson, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana, Cory Hardrict, Clifton Powell, Jamie Hector, Deray Davis, Chris Clarke, Ronald Brooks)
Biopic of the late rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
Butterfly Kisses (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rafael Kapelinski; Writer: Greer Ellison, Merlin Merton; Stars: Theo Stevenson, Elliot Cowan, Rosie Day, Thomas Turgoose, Charlotte Beaumont, Honor Kneafsey, Luke McKenzie, Leigh Gill, Lee Nicholas Harris, Anastasia Drew, David Neville, Taniel Yusef, Ella-Rae Smith, Paul A Munday, Leslie Hall)
Jake and his friends pass their time hanging out in the courtyards of their high-rise development or in pool halls, talking about girls, watching pornos and getting drunk. But Jake has a dark secret.
City Of Ghosts (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Matthew Heineman)
The citizen journalists risking their lives to report on atrocities within in Syria.
Insyriated (In Syria) (Country: Belgium, France, Lebanon; Year: 2017; Director: Philippe Van Leeuw; Writer: Philippe Van Leeuw; Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar, Alissar Kaghadou, Ninar Halabi, Mohammad Jihad Sleik, Elias Khatter, Husam Chadat)
A woman tries to hold her family together under a constant barrage of war.
Tom Of Finland Tom Of Finland
Tom Of Finland and Access All Areas
Liberation Day (Country: Latvia, Norway, North Korea, Slovenia; Year: 2016; Director: Ugis Olte, Morten Traavik; Writer: Morten Traavik; Stars: Boris Benko, Tomaz Cubej, Milan Fras)
The story of Laibach's visit to North Korea.
Menashe (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Joshua Z Weinstein; Writer: Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed; Stars: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus), Trailer
A man faces losing custody of his son after the death of his wife.
The Pacemakers (Year: 2017; Director: Selah Hennessy)
Heading to the World Senior Athletics Championship in Korea, a 97 year old athlete is distracted by women.
The Penalty (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Mark Pizzey, Will)
The stories of a man wrongly convicted who spent 15 years on death row; a lawyer fighting against increasingly inhumane, botched executions; and a mother battling against the state’s pursuit of the death penalty for her daughter’s murderer.
Tom Of Finland (Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, US; Year: 2017; Director: Dome Karukoski; Writer: Noam Andrews, Aleksi Bardy, Aleksi Bardy, Aleksi Bardy, Mark Alton Brown, Dome Karukoski, Susanna Luoto, Kauko Röyhkä, Mia Ylönen; Stars: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Jimmy Shaw, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Seumas F. Sargent, Jan Böhme, Kari Hietalahti, Taisto Oksanen, Georg Kroneis, Niklas Hogner, Siim Maaten, Roy Saaristo)
Portrait of the Finnish artist famous for his homoerotic work.
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