Raindance Film Festival 2009

The best of Stateside cinema.

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Humpday Humpday
Humpday and Modern Love Is Automatic
Deadline (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Joseph Bakhash; Writer: Sean McPhillips)
An ex-con confronts an abusive guard from his past.
Easier With Practice (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez; Writer: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Davy Rothbart; Stars: Brian Geraghty, Kel O'Neill, Marguerite Moreau, Jeanette Brox, Jenna Gavigan, Kathryn Aselton, Danielle Lozeau, Lucas CorVatta, Lauren Petzke, Allison Hensel, Leandro Di Salvo, Daniel J Gonzales, Tavia Schwartz, Z Ray Wakeman)
An unpublished author embarks on an unusual relationship after receiving a seemingly random phone call.
The Girlfriend Experience (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Steven Soderbergh; Writer: Brian Koppelman, David Levien; Stars: Sasha Grey, Christopher Santos, Peter Zizzo, Jeff Grossman, Timothy J. Cox, Bridget Storm, Kimberly Magness, Ken Myers, Timothy Davis, Ted Jessup), Official Site
Pornography is made subject to philosophy in this speculative art film.
Closing night
Humpday (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Lynn Shelton; Writer: Lynn Shelton; Stars: Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Lynn Shelton, Trina Willard), Official Site
Two old friends take male bonding a little too far.
Opening night
Modern Love Is Automatic (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Zach Clark; Writer: Zach Clark; Stars: Melodie Sisk, Maggie Ross, Hannah Bennett, David Berkenbilt, Monte Brown, Carlos Bustamante, Diana Cherkas, Ray Converse, Joel Esslinger, Leo Goodman, Matthew Hartman, Rebecca A. Herron, Christina Holleran, Lydia Hyslop, Lenny Levy)
Risk-taking black comedy about a nurse who dishes out S&M to help cure her sense of alienation.
Easier With Practice Easier With Practice
Easier With Practice and The Girlfriend Experience
My Suicide (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: David Lee Miller; Writer: Eric J Adams, David Lee Miller, David Lee Miller, Jordan J Miller, Gabriel Sunday; Stars: Gabriel Sunday, David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Brooke Nevin, Nora Dunn, Michael Welch, Zachary Ray Sherman, Vanessa Lengies, Harry Shearer, Tony Hale)
The obsessive multimedia-wanderings of a youth who declares he will top himself on camera.
The Overbrook Brothers (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: John E Bryant; Writer: John E Bryant, Jason Foxworth; Stars: Nathan Harlan, Mark Reeb, Laurel Whitsett, John Jones, Steve Zissis, Kerbey Smith, Denise Lee, Cyndi Williams, Marc Pouhe, Jett Garner, John Arkinson, Ellen Dolan, Orion Gallagher, Tony Gibson, Jennifer Harlow)
A family secret forces to squabbling siblings on a road trip.
Redland (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Asiel Norton; Writer: Asiel Norton, Magdalena Zyzak; Stars: Mark Aaron, Lucy Adden, Sean Thomas, Bernadette Murray, Kathan Fors, Toben Seymour, Elena Bell, Lacey Olson)
The devastating consequences of an affair in Depression-era America.
Son Of The Sunshine (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Ryan Ward; Writer: Ryan Ward, Matthew Heiti; Stars: Ryan Ward, Rebecca McMahon, Shantelle Canzanese, JoAnn Nordstrom, Craig Porritt, Steven L. Bird, Robert Skeates, Jordan Duarte, Don Tjart, Alyssa Abernot, Gal Amit, Zahir Gilani, Pamela Palsat, Jesse Potter)
A Tourette's syndrome sufferer undergoes experrimental surgery to try to correct it.
Stuck! (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Steve Balderson; Writer: Frank Krainz, Steve Balderson, Jon Niccum; Stars: Karen Black, Jane Wiedlin, Mink Stole, Susan Traylor, Jeff Dylan Graham, Stacy Cunningham, Starina Johnson, Pleasant Gehman, Lady Monster, Betti O, September Carter), Official Site
Homage to film noir women-in-prison films with a tongue-in-cheek twist.
You Won't Miss Me (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Ry Russo-Young; Writer: Ry Russo-Young, Stella Schnabel; Stars: Stella Schnabel, Borden Capalino, Simon O'Connor, Carlen Altman, Zachary Tucker)
A portrait of a modern day rebel, Shelly Brown, a 23-year-old, alienated, urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
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