Cinema lovers looking for something a wee bit different this August can experience outdoor screenings of 10 films. Cinema Under The Stars will see a whole weekend dedicated to cinema at the scenic surrounds of the Old College Quad. Organised by Edinburgh International Festival, Alchemy Film & Arts and Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest), the event will take place on August 19 and 20.
Film enthusiasts will be able to enjoy family movies such as ‘The Lego Movie’, as well as films by artists like ‘Let The Canary Sing’. All screenings are ticketed on a pay-what-you-can basis, so guests do not have to worry about steep prices: viewers can choose a price between £2, £4 or £6 to buy a ticket.
Cinema Under The Stars is also supported by the Platforms for Creative Excellence [PlaCE] Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government – through Creative Scotland – the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.
Kate Taylor, EIFF programme director, said: “With Cinema under the Stars we welcome Edinburgh audiences to a weekend of gorgeous, imaginative and uplifting films. We’re particularly excited to present previews of new feature films Scrapper, surely the most charming UK film of the year, and Let The Canary Sing, a film infused with infectious New York punk-pop energy. Additionally, we’ve got Oscar winners, we’ve got cats, and we’ve got Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung as lover assassins. Time to bust out the picnic blanket for a magical weekend.”
10:30 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, director Joel Crawford
13:00 – The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, director Will Sharpe
15:30 – Let The Canary Sing, director Alison Ellwood (UK, USA)
18:00 – Scrapper, director Charlotte Regan (UK)
20:30 – Parasite, director Bong Joon-Ho
10:30 – The Lego Movie, directors Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
13:00 – The Wool Aliens (and other films), director Julia Parks (UK)
15:00 – Safety Last! ft. Live Accompaniment, directors Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
17:00 – Hero, director Zhang Yimou
19:45 – Everything Everywhere All At Once, directors Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert