Raindance Film Festival 2012

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Cinema Six (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Mark Potts, Cole Selix; Writer: Mark Potts, Cole Selix; Stars: John Merriman, Brand Rackley, Mark Potts)
The lives and loves of three frustrated cinema employees.
Consuming Spirits (Year: 2012; Director: Chris Sullivan; Writer: Chris Sullivan; Stars: Robert Levy)
. Shooting frame by frame in 16mm, Sullivan seamlessly blends together a range of techniques into a distinct, signature visual style. In the process, he constructs a hypnotic, layered narrative, a suspenseful gothic tale that tracks the intertwined lives of three kindred spirits working at a local newspaper in a Midwestern rust belt town.
Culture Shock (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Steve Balderson; Writer: Frankie Krainz; Stars: Starina Johnson, Holly Hinton, Damien Gerard)
A comedy about four young students sent to Europe to learn to stand on their own feet who find themselves caught up in a dangerous criminal plot.
The Grief Tourist (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Suri Krishnamma; Writer: Frank John Hughes; Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince )
A security guard who habitually visits the sites of violent crimes falls for a traumatised waitress only to find his own grief issues rising to the surface.
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.
How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song? (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Gary King; Writer: Gary King; Stars: Joe Schermann, Christina Rose, Mark DiConzo)
A musical about the consequences of a writer's decision to cast another performer instead of his girlfriend.
Locked In A Garage Band (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Jennifer Westcott; Writer: Jennifer Westcott; Stars: Scott Lyster, Andrew Jenkins, Brittney Wilson)
Trying to keep a band together threatens a friendship.
Missed Connections (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Eric Kissack; Writer: Kenny Stevenson; Stars: Kenny Stevenson and Dorien Davies)
A scheme for picking up women by arranging dates, delaying, then posing as a sympathetic stranger, misfires when the same woman keeps turning up.
Mon Ami (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Rob Grant; Writer: Rob Grant; Stars: Mike Kovac, Scott Wallis, Chelsey Reistr)
A plan to kidnap the boss' daughter goes awry for two amateur criminals.
Noise Matters (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Matias Masucci; Writer: Matias Masucci; Stars: Matias Masucci, Ugo Bianchi, Bret Roberts)
The bizarre story of a noise band.
OK, Good (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Daniel Martinico; Writer: Hugo Armstrong, Daniel Martinico; Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Cody Henderson, Jacqueline Wright)
A struggling actor is driven to depression and then to rage.
Percival's Big Night (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: William C Sullivan; Writer: Jarret Kerr; Stars: Tommy Nelms, Jarret Kerr, Sarah Wharton)
Percy decides that the only way he's going to succeed in life is by winning the heart of his dream woman, and he needs his best friend's help to do it.
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.
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.

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