Join us for a screening of a selection of Raindance 2018 UK Shorts in partnership with Century Club.
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.
All The World’s A Stage | Dir. Florence Kosky | 9 Minutes | F-Rated*
A star performer loses his sense of identity, with devastating consequences for all. A crowdfunded short film narrated by Olivia Colman which aims to break down the stigmas surrounding suicide and mental health.
Babs | Dir. Celine Held & Logan George | 12 Minutes | F-Rated*
An estranged son discovers an alarming purchase made by his late father.
I’m A Man | Dir. Alice Johnstone & Holly Lucas | 3 Minutes | F-Rated*
A drag king performance film lipsynced to a punk spoken word track of the same name. It is an exploration into and parody of toxic masculinity and its performativity.
73 Cows | Dir. Alex Lockwood | 15 Minutes
Beef farmer, Jay Wilde, struggles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to be slaughtered. Feeling trapped within an industry he no longer believes in, Jay decides to do what no beef farmer in the UK has ever done before – saving all of his cows from slaughter. Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards.
Jab Jab | Dir. Thomas Harrad & Reuben Millns | 5 Minutes
Jab Jab is a portrait of Grenada’s annual J’ouvert festival. Every year, thousands of Grenadians congregate in the middle of the night to ‘play Jab,’ covered head-to-toe in motor oil as a powerful symbol of remembrance, celebration and defiance.
Please note that the screening is 18+ only. Online booking required.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
*The F-Rated stamp is given to films who have a female director and/or are written by a woman, as part of the F-Rating programme.