Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

New independent work from the US.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: Animation, Border Warfare: John McGrath's Work in Television, Theatre and Film, Directors' Showcase, Films On Film, Focus On Germany, Focus On Iran, For The Family, Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978, New Perspectives, No Limits, Opening and Closing Galas, Secret Master: Dominik Graf And The Hidden History Of German Cinema, Shorts, Special Screenings, Teen Spirit, Wicked And Wild

The Skeleton Twins The Skeleton Twins
The Skeleton Twins and Finding Vivian Maier
Cold In July (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Jim Mickle; Writer: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle, based on the novel by Joe R Lansdale; Stars: Michael C Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici, Wyatt Russell)
After killing a home intruder, a small town Texas man's life unravels into a dark underworld of corruption and violence.
UK premiere
Finding Vivian Maier (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel)
Documentary about the street photographer who only became famous after her death.
UK premiere
Hellion (Retribution) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Kat Candler; Writer: Kat Candler; Stars: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Tanner Beard, Jonny Mars, Walt Roberts, Annalee Jefferies, Augustine Frizzell, Brent Smiga, Deke Garner, Josh Wiggins, Jason Newman, Jayna Lacy, Corby Sullivan, Dylan Cole, Camron Owens)
An alcoholic father struggles to keep his adolescent son out of jail and give him a better life.
International premiere
I Believe In Unicorns (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Leah Meyerhoff; Writer: Leah Meyerhoff; Stars: Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Garner, Amy Seimetz, Toni Meyerhoff, Justin Hall, Sam O'Gotti, Johnny Sequoyah, Eric A.H. Watson)
Romance on a teenage road trip.
International premiere
Joe (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: Gary Hawkins, based on the book by Larry Brown.; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka), Trailer
When an ex-con meets a teenager who looks to him for inspiration, he has to decide, once and for all, what to do with his life.
UK premiere
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place and Joe
Medeas (Country: Italy, Mexico, US; Year: 2013; Director: Andrea Pallaoro; Writer: Andrea Pallaoro, Andrea Pallaoro, Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado, Orlando Tirado, Orlando Tirado; Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mary Mouser, Ian Nelson, Maxim Knight, Jake Vaughn, Kevin Alejandro, Patrick Birkett, Angel Amaral, Tara Buck, Granville Ames)
Tensions rise in the family of a dairy farmer.
UK premiere
A Night In Old Mexico (Una Noche En El Viejo Mexico) (Country: Spain, US; Year: 2013; Director: Emilio Aragón; Writer: William D Wittliff; Stars: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda, Luis Tosar, Joaquín Cosio, Javier Gutiérrez, Rene Rhi, Jim Parrack, James Landry Hébert, Michael Ray Escamilla, Abraham Benrubi, Ck McFarland, Jonathan Cuellar, Eric A. Williams, Toby Metcalf)
When a bank seizes his property, an ageing rancher goes on a road trip with the grandson he has just met.
UK premiere
Palo Alto (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Gia Coppola; Writer: Gia Coppola, based on the short stories by James Franco; Stars: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Christian Madsen, Chris Messina, Keegan Allen, Colleen Camp, Olivia Crocicchia, Zoe Levin, Don Novello, Bo Mitchell, Sam Dillon, Jack Kilmer, Claudia Levy), Official Site
Snapshot of teenage angst.
UK premiere
The Skeleton Twins (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Craig Johnson; Writer: Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson; Stars: Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Boyd Holbrook, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ian Hyland, Jennifer Lafleur, Eddie Schweighardt, Genevieve Adams, Sydney Lucas, Truck Hudson, Cliff Moylan, Paul Castro Jr., David Garelik)
A restless young woman reconnects with her brother while he is recovering from a suicide attempt.
European premiere
Something, Anything (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Paul Harrill; Writer: Paul Harrill; Stars: Ashley Shelton, Bryce Johnson, Linds Edwards, Amy Hubbard, Lauren Lazarus, Emily Soleil, Susanna Rinehart, Greg Congleton, Jason Benjamin, Leigh Ann Jernigan, Samuel Aaron, David Brian Alley, Ben Bean, Damon Boggess, Rusty Coleman)
A sudden tragedy leads a newlywed to abandon her life.
International premiere
Something, Anything Something, Anything
Something, Anything and Medeas
Uncertain Terms (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Nathan Silver; Writer: Chloe Domont, Nathan Silver, Cody Stokes; Stars: Caitlin Mehner, India Menuez, Gina Piersanti, Hannah Gross, Bettina Skye, Nathan Silver, Tallie Medel, Casey Drogin, David Dahlbom, Cindy Silver, Adinah Dancyger)
Drama set in a home for pregnant teenagers.
International premiere
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Simon Hawkins, Zeke Hawkins; Writer: Dutch Southern; Stars: Ashley Adams, Mackenzie Davis, William Devane, Jon Gries, Logan Huffman, Mark Pellegrino, Jeremy Allen White)
Three Texas teenager get embroiled in the world of a local gangster.
European premiere
X/Y (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ryan Piers Williams; Writer: Ryan Piers Williams; Stars: America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams, Common, Melonie Diaz, Maria Dizzia, David Harbour, Dree Hemingway,Alina Puscau, Tom Kemp, Adam Rapp, Castille Landon, Danny Deferrari, Miriam Weisbecker, Jon Paul Phillips, Amber Tamblyn)
Restless New Yorkers try to find happiness.
International premiere

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