Book­ing now film fes­ti­vals and events

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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

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

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