The East End Does Film: Any Day Now
HM's Alex gives us her must watch HOT picks from the EEFF 2013 roster, here's Any Day Now.
Any Day Now is perhaps one of the best films that I had never heard of, until now.
Alan Cumming leads a superb minimal cast in this indie flick about a homosexual couple fighting to legally adopt an abandoned teen with Downs Syndrome (Isaac Leyva). You really couldn’t make this up, and its actually based on a true story. It’s also set in the 1970s when being homosexual was shy of being a felony, and where raising children as part of such a union was definitely a no no. There is nothing shocking about sexual preferences these days, but the laws being passed are still so recent. This film will make you cry and if it doesn’t give you a lump in your throat, then I’d question if you were even human. Cumming and Garret Dillahunt as the beautiful couple Rudy Donatello, a drag-act night club singer and Paul Fieger, a recently ousted defense lawyer, deliver some of the best performances I have seen in a while, admittedly Cumming’s accent is a little …off, but you’ll look past all of that once the well written script and even better display of actors gets underway.
Words: Alex Kessie/@alexandrakessie • Images: Provided by EEFF
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