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Raindance film festival Devoted to promoting indie cinema and fledgling film-makers, this festival is bookended by two offbeat premieres: Oh Lucy!, starring Josh Hartnett as a Japanbased English teacher with bizarre methods, and Stuck, a musical set on a stopped subway carriage. In competition, meanwhile, are films on topics ranging from LA baseball to a device that can change the past.
Vue West End, WC2, Wed to 1 Oct
La La Land Live
Between the Oscars debacle and a well-documented tendency towards white-mansplaining, this 2016 musical was muddied with a surprising amount of controversy considering its wholesome romcom premise. More straightforwardly people-pleasing, however, was its retro score: this touring event sees it brought to life via a 60-piece orchestra. Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Thu; Colston Hall, Bristol, Fri; touring to 28 Sep
Sally Potter’s 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s genderbending, era-spanning Orlando (pictured) may have divided the critics, but nobody could have accused the director of shirking a challenge. Ahead of Potter’s new film The Party, HOME celebrates the gutsy British filmmaker’s legacy.
HOME, Manchester, Mon to 27 Sep