East End Film Festival

The Rio Cinema in Dalston will be screening a number of films and documentaries as part of the East End Film Festival which kicks off on Thursday 17 April.

Highlights of the full length films being shown at the Rio include local director Charles Henri Bellville’s The Inheritance (winner of the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards) which tells the story of two estranged brothers who travel to the Isle of Skye to discover the inheritance their late father left them; and Googie Wither’s 1947 film It Always Rains on a Sunday, portraying a Bethnal Green housewife who’s life is turned upside down by the reappearance of an old flame.

Film shorts being shown at the Rio include East End Tales, a collection of short films by local filmmakers that bring to life local stories and characters; and Adventures in Experiments which brings together work from artists, filmmakers and animators trying new ways of creating images and telling stories.

The annual event has been running annually since 2001 and is a joint initiative between Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham Councils.

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