Wednesday 18 October 2017

East End festival's musical edge

British Sea Power provide the soundtrack for a silent screening of Man Of Aran
British Sea Power provide the soundtrack for a silent screening of Man Of Aran

British Sea Power will bring a musical twist to this year's East End Film Festival.

The band provide the soundtrack for a silent screening of Robert Flaherty's 1934 film Man Of Aran, hosted in the the atmospheric, baroque setting of St Anne's church in Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, east London.

Former Libertine Carl Barat is also on the bill this year, narrating The Rime Of The Modern Mariner, a documentray directed by journalist Mark Donne that explores the culture, community and folklore of the London Docks.

The East End Film Festival, now in its ninth year, will run over nine days from Thursday April 22 until Friday April 30, across thirty East End venues.

This year's festival will also host the UK premiere of The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia - the true story of living legend Jesco White, the 'White Lightnin' mountain tap dancer of rural Appalachia, directed by Julien Nitzberg and produced by Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.

The premiere of director Robert Heath's adaptation of acclaimed play SUS is also among the films to be screened.

The political drama will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker as well as actors Clint Dyer, Rafe Spall and Ralph Brown, and guests such as Doreen Lawrence, Stephen Kamlish QC, David Akinsanya, Pennie Quinton and Shami Chakrabarti.

For full details visit www.eastendfilmfestival.com.

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