Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

New work from the US.

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Sleeping With Other People Sleeping With Other People
Sleeping With Other People and Bereave
Addicted To Fresno (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jamie Babbit; Writer: Karey Dornetto; Stars: Natasha Lyonee, Judy Greer, Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon)
A woman tries to help her sex addict sister.
European premiere
The Benefactor (Franny) (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Andrew Renzi; Writer: Andrew Renzi; Stars: Theo James, Dakota Fanning, Richard Gere, Clarke Peters, Brian Anthony Wilson, Andrea Havens, Dennisha Pratt, Derrick T. Lewis, Michele Everwine, Lyssa Roberts, Jayson Williams, Mihir Pathak, Jeffrey Mowery, Marc Bicking, Michelle Santiago)
A guilt-ridden philanthropist tries to help a young couple but isn't so good at caring for himself.
UK premiere
Bereave (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Evangelos Giovanis, George Giovanis; Writer: Evangelos Giovanis, Evangelos Giovanis; Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jane Seymour, Keith Carradine, Vinessa Shaw, Mike Doyle, Mike Starr, Ethan Embry, George Giovanis, Rachel Eggleston, Hannah Cowley, Christine Kelly, Chris Papavasiliou, Kyle T. Heffner, Paul Moreno, Anthoula Katsimatides)
A 40th wedding anniversary is a special day... but there's a gun in the bedroom.
European premiere
Beyond The Lights (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood; Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood; Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Glover, Darryl Stephens, Elaine Tan, Isaac Keys, Tyler Christopher, Benito Martinez, Aisha Hinds, India Jean-Jacques, Deidrie Henry, Estelle, Malieek Straughter)
A rising music star seeks refuge from the pressures of fame in the arms of a young cop.
UK premiere
Cop Car (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jon Watts; Writer: Christopher D Ford, Jon Watts; Stars: Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford)
Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned police car.
International premiere
Love & Mercy Love & Mercy
Love & Mercy and Maggie
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Marielle Heller; Writer: Phoebe Gloekner, Marielle Heller; Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni, Margarita Levieva, Quinn Nagle, Madeleine Waters, Austin Lyon, Miranda Bailey, Giovanni Miller, Samantha Hyde, David Fine, Natalie Stephany Aguilar, Drew Benda, Davy Clements)
Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she's sleeping with her mother's boyfriend.
UK premiere
Dope (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Rick Famuyiwa; Writer: Rick Famuyiwa; Stars: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky )
Self confessed teen geek from the wrong side of the tracks in Inglewood, Cal, with aspirations to go to Harvard, is compromised by a stash of drugs and threats from gangster crews.
UK premiere
The D Train (Country: UK, US; Year: 2015; Director: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel; Writer: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel; Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer)
The head of a high school reunion committee tries to track down the most popular bloke from his class to convince him to attend.
International premiere
Love & Mercy (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Bill Pohlad; Writer: Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner, Brian Wilson; Stars: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Graham Rogers, Tyson Ritter, Brett Davern, Nikki Wright, Erin Darke, Diana Maria Riva, Max Schneider)
A look at two periods of the life of Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
UK premiere
Maggie (Country: US, Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Henry Hobson; Writer: John Scott 3; Stars: Abigail Breslin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette, Raeden Greer, J.D. Evermore, Dana Gourrier, Denise Williamson, Aiden Flowers, Amy Brassette, Taylor Murphy, Wayne Pére, John L. Armijo, Christine Tonry, Rachel Whitman Groves)
A father struggles to do the right thing by his daughter, who is gradually turning into a zombie.
International premiere
The Overnight The Overnight
The Overnight and The Benefactor
Manson Family Vacation (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: J Davis; Writer: J Davis; Stars: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Leonora Pitts, Adam Chernick, Tobin Bell, Davie-Blue, Suzanne Ford, Ray Laska, Danette Wilson, Eddie Driscoll, Brent Alan Henry, Matt Bennett, Isaac Reardon Berger, Justin M. Rasch, Jonathan Brooks)
Two brothers tour Charlie Manson murder sites.
European premiere
Meet Me In Montenegro (Country: US, Germany, Norway, UK, Serbia and Montenegro; Year: 2014; Director: Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen; Writer: Linnea Saasen, Alex Holdridge; Stars: Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulrich, Stuart Manashil, Mia Jacob, Ben Braun, Lena Ehlers, Deborah Ann Woll, Kate Mackeson, Mathieu van den Berk, Jules Armana, Rod Ben Zeev, Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Twink Caplan)
An encounter with an old flame brings back memories of romance for an American.
UK premiere
One And Two (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Andrew Droz Palermo; Writer: Andrew Droz Palermo, Neima Shahdadi; Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, Grant Bowler, Kyle Bell, Zachary Dylan Brown, Chantey Colet, Monica Crumpler, Rayven Symone Ferrell, Dale Girard, Saia Grayson, Albert Guzman, Julie Haught, Robert Haulbrook, Corey Maher)
Two siblings discover that they have supernatural abilities that offer them escape from their strict family life.
UK premiere
The Overnight (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Patrick Brice; Writer: Patrick Brice; Stars: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche)
Young couple, new to L.A, are seduced by cool couple who enjoy sexual experimentation
UK premiere
The Road Within (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Gren Wells; Writer: Gren Wells; Stars: Zoë Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick, Robert Sheehan, Kyra Sedgwick, Ali Hillis, Matt Riedy, Cooper Roth, Eric Matheny, Ross Gallo, Louisa Kendrick, Jayce Dempsey)
A Tourette's sufferer goes ona road trip with his doctor and a couple of other troubled youngsters.
UK premiere
Addicted To Fresno Addicted To Fresno
Addicted To Fresno and Manson Family Vacation
Sleeping With Other People (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Leslye Headland; Writer: Leslye Headland; Stars: Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Amanda Peet, Natasha Lyonne, Adam Scott, Marc Blucas, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrea Savage, Daniella Pineda, Remy Nozik, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Megan Guinan, Sawyer Shipman, Jordan Carlos, Jamil Mena), Trailer
A couple who lost their virginity to each other meet 12 years later and try to help one another find a lasting relationship.
UK premiere
The Stanford Prison Experiment (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez; Writer: Tim Talbott, Philip Zimbardo; Stars: Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Nicholas Braun, Gaius Charles, Keir Gilchrist, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann, Ezra Miller, Logan Miller, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, James Wolk, Nelsan Ellis, Olivia Thirlby)
This film is based on the events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
International premiere
Uncanny (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Matthew Leutwyler; Writer: Shahin Chandrasoma; Stars: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers, Rainn Wilson)
Trouble brews when a young journalist starts to interact with a humanoid robot.
UK premiere
Welcome To Me (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Shira Piven; Writer: Eliot Laurence; Stars: Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Alan Tudyk, Kulap Vilaysack, Mitch Silpa, Anelia Dyoulgerova, Joe Roland, Joyce Hiller Piven)
A woman with borderlin personality disorder wins the lottery and decides to start her own talk show.
European premiere
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