Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009

Risk-taking movies, and rough and ready filmmaking - surely destined not to appear on your DVD shelves. See them where they belong at EIFF.

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Tony and Modern Love Is Automatic
Harmony And Me (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Bob Byington; Writer: Bob Byington; Stars: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Kristen Tucker, Alex Karpovsky, Allison Latta, Margie Beegle, Keith Poulson, Jeremy Pollet, Bob Byington, Bob Schneider, Nick Offerman, Suzy Nakamura, Blair Bomar, John Gatins)
Existentialist low-budget comedy "about one of life's losers".
Modern Love Is Automatic (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Zach Clark; Writer: Zach Clark; Stars: Melodie Sisk, Maggie Ross, Hannah Bennett, David Berkenbilt, Monte Brown, Carlos Bustamante, Diana Cherkas, Ray Converse, Joel Esslinger, Leo Goodman, Matthew Hartman, Rebecca A. Herron, Christina Holleran, Lydia Hyslop, Lenny Levy)
Risk-taking black comedy about a nurse who dishes out S&M to help cure her sense of alienation.
Romeo & Juliet Vs. The Living Dead (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Ryan Denmark; Writer: Ryan Denmark, William Shakespeare, Jason Witter; Stars: Hannah Kauffmann, Jason Witter, Mark Chavez, Kate Schroeder, Reuben Finkelstein, Kevin R. Elder, Malcolm Madera, Shenoah Allen, George Bach, Elsa Menendez, Ross Kelly, Summer Olsson, Andy Brooks, Lucien Sims, Katy Houska)
Shakespeare doth zombies.
Tony (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Gerard Johnson; Writer: Gerard Johnson; Stars: Peter Ferdinando, Greg Kam, Ricky Grover, Kerryann White, Frank Boyce, Sam Kempster, George Russo, Neil Maskell, Francis Pope, Mark Mooney, Vicky Murdock, Cyrus Desir, Lorenzo Camporese, Ian Groombridge, Lucy Flack, Frank Mccauley, Ian Kilgannon)
A lonely oddball comes under scrutiny after a child goes missing.
White Lightnin' (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Dominic Murphy; Writer: Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith; Stars: Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher, Muse Watson, Kirk Bovill, Clay Steakley, Raymond Waring, Wallace Merck, Allison Varnes, Damian Samuels, Stephanie Astalos-Jones)
The outrageous cult story of Jesco White, the dancing outlaw.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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