I Think it's Raining
Joshua Moore
Feature

Saturday Jun 16, 2012
$12 Online or at the door
VENUE
The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side
350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street

SHOW
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Alexandra Clayton
9:00PMFilm Begins
11:30PM-1:00AMAfter-party at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS AT THE SAME LOCATION. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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I Think it's Raining (Joshua Moore | USA | 92 min.)

Renata is an idealistic and free-spirited young woman, full of eccentricities and contradictions. She is an extroverted singer and an insecure neurotic, a hopeless romantic and a pathological liar. She returns home after a year of traveling and gradually begins to reintegrate into her old life in San Francisco. After a chance encounter with a stranger beneath a shared umbrella, she finds herself thrust into the uncharted territory of newfound intimacy. Yet for all her song and dance, it turns out that she is not as confident as the persona that she projects. The more that she reconnects with the familiar, the less familiar it becomes.

I Think It’s Raining is a beautifully shot, artfully-crafted, and emotionally raw film. First-time director Joshua Moore brings a casual naturalism to the story that seeps out of every frame. The tone vacillates between a self-conscious quirkiness and an understated sincerity to reflect the nuances of life in an intimate and honest way. A year of intense workshop-like collaborations with lead actress Alexandra Clayton has led to the creation of a compellingly unique character who is simultaneously distant and relatable, aloof and sincere. Cinematographer Sinsia Kukic’s subjective camera work, reminiscent of other neo-neo-realist films like Putty Hill and Old Joy, blends nicely with the mixed film and video formats into an experimental visual collage. This combines with editor Staci DeGange’s use of stylized montages and musical sequences to create a new filmic language.

Close on the heels of a world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and several regional screenings across the country, I Think It’s Raining has finally made its way to New York City. Let’s just hope the title doesn’t influence the weather since this is a directorial debut not to be missed.

- Leah Meyerhoff


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