From Tuesday 25 of June to Wednesday 10 July, the East End Film Festival will run for its twelfth year. Taking place in various locations across the area and interested in the arts, culture and politics of London’s East End, it will be opened by the world premiere of Mark Donne’s documentary ‘The UK Gold’ – an intimate anti-capitalist story narrated by Dominic West and scored by Thom Yorke and Robert Del Naja. The screening at the Troxy theatre on Commerical Road will be followed by a special musical performance.
The fortnight-long festival has a programme of over 80 features and a 100 shorts, with other musical highlights including a London premiere of the Pussy Riot documentary ‘A Punk Prayer’ and a free outdoor screening of Argentinean fantasy film ‘La Antena’ accompanied by a performance by a local contemporary dance troupe and a specially commissioned score by Esben and the Witch. Full details of the programme will be revealed on May 23.