Catch a Raindance classic at Vue

Action, tears and unbelievable documentaries: we’ve got the cream of the crop.

Some of modern cinema’s greatest films first hit the UK’s silver screens at Raindance film festival - the largest independent film festival in the country. The first time The Blair Witch Project terrified British audiences? Raindance. Pulp Fiction’s first $5 milkshake on British soil? Raindance. We’re so excited to be teaming up with the festival again this year. The cream of the independent filmmaking crop will be showing exclusively at Vue Piccadilly from now until 8 October, with a huge range of films to please everyone.

Here are our three picks:
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Zombie wars with Redcon-1 

Film festivals are not all about high brow arthouse films, sometimes they’re just about incredibly well made action thrillers like Redcon-1; a zombie apocalypse, south-east England quarantined and a battle to save humanity... what more could you want?

Head here for information on wider Vue screenings of Redcon-1
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Love, loss and music in Rise: The Story of Augustines

Even if you???re not familiar with the Augustines??? seminal indie rock album Rise Ye Sunken Ships, this gorgeous film chronicling the story behind it will have you gripped. From the loss of a brother and a band to the facing of demons and forging new brotherhoods, the album got made but boy was it a struggle. Dealing with loss, struggle, despair, brotherhood, hope and love, this is one to see in a place with a great soundsystem.
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Kaiser! The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football and the con of all cons

The talented Mr Ripley ain’t got nothing on Carlos Henrique Raposo. Known to all as Kaiser, the King of Rio, he made it as a professional footballer in Brazil’s footballing heyday of the 80s and 90s despite having no footballing talent whatsoever. This gripping documentary tells his unbelievable story, conning club after club while living the fast lifestyle of a pro footballer. You’ll barely believe your eyes.

Tickets for the festival can be booked here.