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‘Choke’ to open Raindance festival

Mark Tonderai's 'Hush' will serve as closer

Clark Gregg’s “Choke” will open London’s 16th Raindance Film Festival. Closer is the world premiere of Mark Tonderai’s directorial debut, “Hush.”

The fest celebrating indie cinema runs Oct. 1-12.

Guests expected to attend include Faye Dunaway (“Flick”) and Corey Feldman (“The Birthday”).

Jury includes thesp Peter Capaldi, producer Rebecca O’Brien (“The Wind That Shakes the Barley”), helmer Nicolas Roeg and Beastie Boy-turned-filmmaker Adam Yauch, who will be in town to tubthump for the Raindance European premiere of his basketball pic “Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot.”   

Over the years, Raindance has developed a rep for programming music-themed fare, and this year is no different. The lineup of 75 features and more than 100 shorts includes films dedicated to Patti Smith, the Beatles and the Arctic Monkeys.

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