Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010

A testament to the festival's longstanding reputation for showcasing the best documentary filmmaking from around the world.

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Countdown To Zero Countdown To Zero
Countdown To Zero and The Edge Of Dreaming
And Everything Is Going Fine (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Steven Soderbergh; Stars: Spalding Gray)
Tribute to the writer and performer Spalding Gray.
Blank City (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Celine Danhier; Stars: Amos Poe, Ann Magnuson, Becky Johnston, Beth B., Bette Gordon, Casandra Stark, Charlie Ahearn, Daze, Deborah Harry, Eric Mitchell, Fab 5 Freddy, Glenn O'Brien, James Chance, James Nares, Jim Jarmusch)
Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock in late Seventies downtown New York.
Countdown To Zero (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Lucy Walker; Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Matthew Bunn, Richard Burt, Jimmy Carter, Mike Chinoy, Joseph Cirincione, Richard Cizik, Thomas D'Agostino, F.W. de Klerk, Pascal Fias, Alexander Glaser), Official Site
A history of the atomic bomb and the current nuclear arms race.
The Edge Of Dreaming (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Amy Hardie), Official Site, Trailer
Documentary exploring the relationship between humans and their dreams, from the personal perspective of the director.
Freetime Machos (Country: Finland/Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Mika Ronkainen; Writer: Mika Ronkainen; Stars: Matti Keränen, Mikko Koljonen, Roger Holden, Tuomo Jaakkonen, Jarmo Stoor, Ana Vidal), Official Site
A season of piss poor rugby in Finland and what the players think about sex.
A Small Act A Small Act
A Small Act and And Everything Is Going Fine
Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Peter Raymont, Michèle Hozer)
Portrait of the pianist as an unusual man.
Girl With Black Balloons (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Corinne van der Borch)
Portrait of reclusive artist Bettina Bashyi.
Lucky (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Jeffrey Blitz)
The story of what happens when ordinary people hit the lottery jackpot.
The Mouth Of The Wolf (La bocca del lupo) (Country: Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Pietro Marcello), Official Site
Archive and modern footage is a love letter to Genoa.
Nénette (Nenette) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Nicolas Philibert; Stars: Nénette)
A look at the life of the eponymous orangutan, imprisoned in a zoo.
Blank City Blank City
Blank City and Nénette
The Oath (Country: US, Cuba, Yemen; Year: 2010; Director: Laura Poitras)
The story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the US Supreme Court.
Out Of The Ashes (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Lucy Martens, Leslie Knott, Timothy Albone)
The story of the unexpected rise and rise of the Afghan cricket team.
The People Vs George Lucas (The People vs. George Lucas) (Country: US, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Alexandre O Philippe; Writer: Alexandre O Philippe; Stars: David Brin, Neil Gaiman, Ray Harryhausen)
A documentary looking at the arguments for and against each part of the Star Wars series and its creator.
Restrepo (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington)
Documentary shot by two filmmakers embedded with an Afghanistan US Army platoon for a year.
Road To Las Vegas (Country: UK, US; Year: 2010; Director: Jason Massot; Stars: Vanessa Melton)
A recession-hit family leave Alaska to seek their fortune, followed by a documentary crew.
Restrepo Restrepo
Restrepo and Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould
A Small Act (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Jennifer Arnold; Writer: Jennifer Arnold)
Giving poor children in Kenya a chance of further education and offering them hope for a better life.
Superhero Me (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Steve Sale)
A documentary about superheroes with the potential to make valiant efforts in the ongoing battle to save the world.
Thunder Soul (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Mark Landsman; Stars: Conrad O. Johnson)
A tribute to the Kashmere Stage Band, looking at their remarkable history and the influence of Conrad "Prof" Johnson, who turned a school band into a worldwide sensation.
Two In The Wave (Deux de la Vague) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Emmanuel Laurent; Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Isild Le Besco, François Truffaut)
Account of the friendship between Truffaut and Godard.
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