17th Raindance Film Festival
Opening Night Film: Humpday
Closing Night Film: The Girlfriend Experience
Festival Award Winners:
UK Feature: Down Terrace
Int Feature: 25 Kilates & My Suicide
Doc: A Normal Life Please
UK Short: Infidel
Int Short: Of Best Intentions
Film Of The Festival:
The Slow Game
Alexander Mackendrick Memorial Lecture:
– The Raindance Film Cafe opens its doors for the first time.
– Billy Bragg, Mick Jones, Wayne Kramer and Chris Shiflett perform together live after the screening of Jail Guitar Doors. The place erupts as they launch into Kick Out The Jams
– James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins witnesses Japanese psychedelic rockers Bo Ningen at the Raindance Film Cafe. “Uh, they’re fuckin’ weird,” states Iha, “…I like them.”
– Festival staff and filmmakers invade Peter Parker’s Rock & Roll Club for an impromptu post-Closing Night Party party. Peter Parker is taken aback, but very accommodating.