Edinburgh International Film Festival

Welcome everyone to my film diary. While I am waiting to start school here in Edinburgh, I’m working on my film knowledge and jotting down ideas. I will dedicate this journal to the discussion of cinema (and even some literature), but right now the big thing is the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The fest is one of the largest in the U.K. and will be showcasing Sam Mendes’ Away We Go, the sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell, Moon, and talks with directors Sam Mendes, Darren Aronofsky, and King of the B’s himself, Roger Corman. Unfortunately I was unable to get tickets in time for Mendes and Aronofsky. However, I feel my uncanny ability to meet bands like Everclear, Queens of the Stone Age, Papa Roach through cunning and persistence will be helpful in getting into the talks in some way.

Here is a list of the events I’ve bought tickets for (and in brackets the events I’ll try to get into):

June 17
Away We Go

June 18
[Sam Mendes: In Person]

June 19
The Hurt Locker (from the director of Point Break)

June 20
Roger Corman’s The Intruder, starring William Shatner. (This was the best trailer I could find for the film, but it’s still good for some background on the film and Corman)

Moon (sci-fi film with Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell)

June 22
[Darren Aronofsky: In Person]

June 23
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

June 24
Roger Corman: In Person

June 25
Dario Argento’s Giallo

June 26
Pontypool (radio dj gets reports of strange things going on outside)

The festival begins tonight with Away We Go and I’ll post my thoughts tomorrow. If there are any films you see on the site that you would recommend, please comment.


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