FILM CLUB | UK SHORTS | HOSTED BY RAINDANCE
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Showcasing a new crop of films from the UK, this selection pushes the boundaries of national identity and the rigmaroles of unity. Featuring characters from the fringes of society, searching for balance in the most frenetic of circumstances.
FIRE IN GRENFELL | DIR. BROOKE COLMAN | 6 MINUTES
Three days after the fire at Grenfell Tower, the most deadly in modern British history, two twelve-year-old girls, Yousra Cherbika and Johara Menacer wrote a song for the friends that they had lost. This is the music video.
THE WHITE SPOT | DIR. CHIARA SGATTI | 6 MINUTES
What is death? A young woman is facing her first loss. She desperately tries to understand what it means when someone ceases to exist, what she is supposed to do, to feel, and how she is supposed to live from now on.
ALIEN CULTURE | DIR. IESH THAPAR | 16 MINUTES
West London, 1979. Racial tensions are running high. Lucky thinks his brother is in trouble, but the truth is far from what he expected.
LITTLE MONSTER | DIR. CHARLOTTE REGAN | 4 MINUTES
A man has his first phone call to his daughter after being sent to prison.
THE MANY FACES OF BETH JONES | DIR. HARVEY PUTTOCK | 5 MINUTES
Off the back of a successful stint on a television show, Beth's agent has been hard at work finding her new roles to make her a star. As Beth excitedly arrives to meet her agent, she realises that the parts might not be exactly what she was hoping for.
EARLY DAYS | DIR. NESSA WRAFTER | 12 MINUTES
Though Kate (Maimie McCoy) knows she’s lucky to have become a mother, and her instincts toward her newborn baby are fiercely protective, postnatal trauma and hallucinations make the world increasingly hard to bear. Can anything pull her back to reality — before it’s too late?
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.