Raindance Film Festival 2012

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Andrew Bird: Fever Year (Year: 2012; Director: Xan Aranda; Stars: Andrew Bird, Annie Clark, Martin Dosh)
Tracing a year in the life of eclectic US indie-folk rocker Andrew Bird, this documentary shuffles between live performances, interviews and behind the scenes footage
Ballroom Dancer (Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Christian Bonke, Andreas Koefoed; Stars: Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy), Official Site, Trailer
A former world number one Latin dancer bids to make a comeback.
Banaz: A Love Story (Country: UK, Norway; Year: 2012; Director: Deeyah; Stars: Caroline Goode, Diana Nammi, Nazir Afzal), Official Site, Trailer
The story of Banaz Mahmod, murdered for leaving her abusive husband and falling in love with another man.
Despite The Gods (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Penny Vozniak; Writer: Penny Vozniak; Stars: Jennifer Lynch)
The story of Jennifer Lynch's experiences making a film in India.
Free Improvisation (Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Doron Djerassi ; Stars: Claude Jones, Ariel Lanyi)
A double bass player struggling with multiple sclerosis manages a busy career and the training of his brilliant young student.
Give Me The Banjo (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Marc Fields; Writer: Marc Fields; Stars: Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger)
The history of the banjo, the slave-made instrument that changed the face of American music.
Global Home (Year: 2012; Director: Eva Stotz; Writer: Eva Stotz; Stars: Casey Fenton, Alice Gray, Mamatal Ag Dahmane)
Couch surfing around the world.
The Hidden Hand (The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and the Government Cover-Up) (Year: 2012; Director: James Carman; Writer: James Carman; Stars: Dr Edgar Mitchell, Paul Hellyer, Col. Milton Torres, Anthony Hancock), Trailer
A guide to theories of alien contact with Earth.
In Searh Of Blind Joe Death (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: James Cullingham; Writer: James Cullingham; Stars: John Fahey)
The story of legendary guitarist John Fahey, creator of the American Primitivist sound.
Janapar (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: James Newton; Writer: James Newton; Stars: Tom Allen)
A journey to Iran entails unexpected adventure in this travel documentary.
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (Country: UK, United States; Year: 2012; Director: Jesse Vile; Stars: Jason Becker)
The story of the brilliant rock guitarist who didn't let his increasing immobilisation by motor neurone disease stop him from writing songs, entertaining his fans, or seducing beautiful women.
The Lottery Of Birth (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Raoul Martinez, Joshua van Praag; Writer: Raoul Martinez; Stars: Howard Zinn, George Monbiot, Steven Pinker)
An exploration of learned behaviour, its innate psychological underpinnings, and the consequences of obedience.
Love Addict (Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Pernille Rose Grønkjær; Writer: Pernille Rose Grønkjær)
A documentary about people who experience obsessive dependency in relationships.
My Father And The Man In Black (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Jonathan Holiff; Writer: Jonathan Holiff; Stars: Johnny Cash, Saul Holiff, Jonathan Holiff)
The director explores his dysfunctional relationship with his father, who was Johnny Cash's agent.
Orania (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Tobias Lindner; Writer: Tobias Lindner)
An introduction to a small town developed only for Afrikaaners.
A Philosophy Of Closed Eyes (Country: Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Sacha Kullberg; Writer: Sacha Kullberg)
A documentary about what happens to bodies after death.
Pursuit Of Loneliness (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Laurence Thrush; Writer: Laurence Thrush; Stars: Joy Hille, Sandra Escalante, Sharon Munfus)
The death of an elderly woman prompts musings on the theme of mortality and impermanence.
The Second Execution Of Romell Broom (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Michael Verhoeven; Writer: Luise Lindermair, Michael Verhoeven; Stars: Romell Broom)
Having failed to poison him the first time, the State of Alabama makes a second attempt to execute convicted rapist and murderer Romell Broom.
Soundbreaker (Country: Finland; Year: 2012; Director: Kimmo Koskela; Writer: Kimmo Koskela; Stars: Kimmi Pohjonen)
An insight into the life and career of the famous accordion player Kimmi Pohjonen.
Sunset Strip (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Hans Fjellestad; Writer: Hans Fjellestad, Gabriella Gross, Joe Mundo; Stars: Johnny Depp, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne)
A portrait of the famous Sunset Strip.
This Ain't California (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Marten Persiel; Writer: Marten Persiel, Ira Wedel)
A hymn to the subversive power of vitality, this fast-paced documentary takes us on a trip through the strange unknown world of the ‘Rollbrettfahrer’ as skateboarders were known in the GDR, a country where besides those loyal to the regime, there was also an avowed political resistance. Apart from this, there was also a movement of young rebels whose only raison d’être was the illusion of staying young, immortal and non-committal. In THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA three kids discover their love of skateboarding on the cracked asphalt of the GDR – a madcap, even unacceptable sport that was perhaps so incredibly exciting because of its nuttiness. This punk fairytale created by a bunch of kids who luckily possessed sufficiently manic levels of energy to record their lives on Super-8mm film, shows us life in the GDR life as it has never been seen before. The film follows its three main protagonists from their childhood in the seventies, through their turbulent teens in the eighties right up to that autumn of 1989 when they were twenty and suddenly, everything they had known up to that point was about to change forever.
Trashed (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Candida Brady; Writer: Candida Brady; Stars: Jeremy Irons)
A look at the international trade in trash.
Wild In The Streets (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Peter Baxter; Writer: Peter Baxter, Jay Nelson)
A Derbyshire village is transformed by the annual 3,000 player football game.
Without A Net (Country: US, Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Kelly J Richardson; Stars: Djeferson Mendes da Silva, Bárbara Moura, Rayana Dias da Motta, Platini Queiroz )
A boy from the slums with 30 siblings to support turns his life around by joining the circus.
Zero Killed (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Michal Kosakowski; Writer: Michal Kosakowski; Stars: Nikolaus Firmkranz, Franziska Wuerzl, Barbara Braun)
A discussion of murder fantasies.

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