Raindance Film Festival 2009

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Special When Lit Special When Lit
Special When Lit and Playing Columbine
Breaking Rocks ()
Jail Guitar Doors, Billy Bragg's independent Documenting Billy Bragg's initiative which aims to provide instruments to those who are using music as a means of achieving the rehabilitation of prison inmates.
House of Numbers (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Brent Leung; Stars: Luc Montagnier, Francois Barre-Sinnousi, Anthony Fauci, Kenneth Cole, James Curran, David Baltimore, Donald P. Francis, Michael Gottlieb, Harold Jaffe, Daniel Kuritzkes, Reinhard Kurth, Joseph B. McCormick, John P. Moore, Peter Piot, Donald Abrams)
Controversial documentary raises questions about our received ideas regarding HIV/AIDS.
It Came from Kuchar (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Jennifer M Kroot; Stars: John Waters, B Ruby Rich, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, Wayne Wang, Guy Maddin, Cory McAbee, Bill Griffith, Christopher Coppola, Marion Eaton, Donna Kerness, Curt McDowell, Jeffrey Schwarz)
Examination of the life and work of filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar.
I Think We're Alone Now (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Sean Donnelly; Writer: Sean Donnelly)
Documentary about two fans obsessed with the pop star Tiffany.
My Big Break (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Tony Zierra; Stars: Wes Bentley, Chad Lindberg, Brad Rowe, Gregory Fawcett, Tony Zierra, Ivana Chubbuck, Lee Daniels, Sandra Fawcett, Amy Galaudet, Jennifer Quanz, Mark Schaller, Mark Skelly, Andrew Tsao, Elizabeth Yoffe)
The affect of fame on a group of friends.
It Came from Kuchar It Came from Kuchar
It Came from Kuchar and A Necessary Death
A Necessary Death (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Daniel Stamm; Writer: Daniel Stamm; Stars: G.J. Echternkamp, Matthew Tilley, Valerie Hurt, Michael Traynor, Konima Parkinson-Jones, Shelley Isaacs, Thomas Moses, Doris Jung Usui)
Film students advertise for a suicidal subject to follow to the death.
A Normal Life Please (Country: Japan; Director: Tokachi Tsuchiya)
Examination of Japanese workers' rights... or lack of them.
The Philosopher Kings (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Patrick Shen), Official Site
In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians.
Playing Columbine (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Danny Ledonne; Stars: Albert Art, Ian Bernard, Ian Bogost, Richard Castaldo, Jenova Chen, Stephen Colbert, Greg Costikyan, Kevin DiNovis, Patrick Dugan, Alex Dwyer, Mark Edge, Brian Flemming, Colin Fletcher, Melissa Fuller, Tracy Fullerton)
Documentary raising moral questions surrounding the shoot to kill video games inspired by the Columbine High School massacre in 1999
Popatopolis (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Clay Westervelt; Writer: Clay Westervelt; Stars: Langston Ball, Roger Corman, Paul Coufos, Antonia Dorian, Glori-Anne Gilbert, Steve Goldenberg, Lloyd Kaufman, Monique Parent, Andrea V. Rossotto, Andy Sidaris, Julie K. Smith, Joe Souza, Julie Strain, Jim Wynorski), Official Site
The official site says... Jim cuts the shooting schedule, has the actors cook their own food, and reduces his electric package to just two lights so he can concentrate on his filmmaking philosophy, "A Big Chase and A Big Chest."
Special When Lit (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Brett Sullivan), Official Site
A history of pinball, and a look at its current devotees and major players.
Tapped (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindsey; Writer: Josh David, Jason Lindsey, Stephanie Soechtig), Official Site
Pulling the plug on bottled water.
They Call It Acid (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Gordon Mason)
Story of the Acid House culture.

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