News: East End Film Festival 22 - 30 April 2010
— Artsline, 13 March 2010, 00:08
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL
22 – 30 April 2010
Full Festival Programme will be announced…
Tuesday 23 MARCH 2010, 12.30 for 1pm
“…save the date”
(East London Venue TBC)
FESTIVAL PREVIEW & DATES
- 23 April – CARL BARAT of Libertines fame will feature in THE RIME OF THE MODERN MARINER film premiere + live performance/party with Carl Barat and friends on Friday 23 April at St Annes Church in Limehouse. Tickets available via www.eastendfilmfestival.com.
- 26 April (event) & 28 April (screening & gig) – ROCK AGAINST RACISM: “Who Shot the Sherriff” feature premiere on Wednesday 28 and round table discussion at VIBE Live on 26 April with Mark Steel (Chair), Don Letts, Gurinder Chadha. Billy Bragg, Feargal Sharkey and SHIFTY’s Riz Ahmed are expected to participate as well.
- 24 April - Free live outdoor screening of ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S atmospheric early silent film THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG, with live improvised accompaniment by the band Minima on Saturday 24 April.
- 24 April, 2pm - Whitechapel Art Gallery event: Exploring the Legacy of Punk Poetry . After a screening of Dom Shaw's documentary "All The Years Of Trying" there will be a discussion with guests such as poets Benjamin Zephaniah, Attila The Stockbroker, and Boff Whalley of Chumbawumba.
- International Highlights:
Ø 26 April - Russia’s most famous young actress Oksana Akinshina, best known in the West for her lead role in Lukaas Moodysson’s masterpiece LILYA 4 EVER and for her support in Paul Greengrass’s BOURNE SUPREMACY, comes to the East End Film Festival to present her gritty new film I AM, described as a ‘psychedelic drama’. Director of I AM, Igor Voloshin will also be in attendance.
Ø 27 April - Director Aleksey Balabanov’s CARGO 200 and MORPHIA.
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL:
Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival is now one of the biggest film festivals in London, and offers a 9-day packed programme of screenings and film-focused music and arts events spread across thirty East London locations, including Spitalfields Market, Rich Mix, Rio Cinema, Barbican Centre, Amnesty Screen, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Cineworld Canary Wharf. Last year’s festival broke all past records as audiences rose to over 30,000 people. This year, East End Film Festival will screen over 200 films, showcasing an impressive range of independent film premieres from the UK and abroad, with an emphasis on arts and music documentaries, experimental shorts, animation, and Eastern European and South East Asian cutting edge urban cinema.
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