Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

Doc of the Day screenings will be held in conjunction with events.

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The First Film The First Film
The First Film and The Wolfpack
Above And Below (Country: Switzerland, Germany, US; Year: 2015; Director: Nicolas Steiner; Writer: Nicolas Steiner)
Existence on the fringes of society.
UK premiere.
Amy (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Asif Kapadia)
A documentary about Amy Winehouse.
UK premiere.
Andrew Carnegie: Rags To Riches, Power To Peace (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Vicky Matthews; Stars: Brian Cox, Corey Johnson)
Story of the Scottish migrant who rose to be a steel magnate in the US.
World premiere.
Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: David Street; Stars: Graeme Obree)
A documentary about one man and his bike.
World premiere.
Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk And Infiltrating The Mainstream (Big Gold Dream: The Sound of Young Scotland 1977-1985) (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Grant McPhee; Writer: Grant McPhee, Innes Reekie, Erik Sandberg; Stars: Norman Blake, Bobby Bluebell, Jo Callis, Allan Campbell, Edwyn Collins, Joe Foster, Roddy Frame, Douglas Hart, Davy Henderson, Robert King, Bob Last, Gerard Love, Ken McCluskey, Alan McGee, Malcolm Ross)
The previously untold story of a post-punk/indie music scene that reverberated from Edinburgh, throughout the UK and beyond.
World Premiere. Doc of the Day.
When Elephants Fight When Elephants Fight
When Elephants Fight and Sunshine Superman
Chuck Norris Vs Communism (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Ilinca Calugareanu; Writer: Ilinca Calugareanu), Official Site
The true story of how Romanians discovered the world through bootleg VHS.
European premiere. Doc of the Day.
The Closer We Get (Country: UK, Ethiopia; Year: 2015; Director: Karen Guthrie; Writer: Karen Guthrie, Karen Guthrie; Stars: Karen Guthrie, Ian Guthrie, Ann Guthrie), Official Site
Auto- biographical documentary about an apparently ordinary family having to stoically deal with broken dreams and hidden secrets.
European premiere.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Douglas Tirola; Writer: Mark Monroe, Mark Monroe, Douglas Tirola, Douglas Tirola; Stars: Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, John Goodman, Al Jean, John Landis, Tim Matheson, Bill Murray, P.J. O'Rourke, Gilda Radner, Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons)
Three Harvard graduates start the first national humour magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence.
UK premiere.
The First Film (Country: UK, US, France; Year: 2015; Director: David Wilkinson; Writer: Irfan Shah, Irfan Shah, David Wilkinson, David Wilkinson; Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Tom Courtenay, Joe Eszterhas, Ronald Harwood, Stephane Cornicard, David Wilkinson, Tony Pierce-Roberts, Andreea Paduraru, Gavin Poolman, Bernard Atha, Mark Rance, Tony Earnshaw, Katharine Round, Adrian Wootton, Ben Eagle)
A filmmaker's three-deccade quest to priove that the world's film industry started in Leeds.
World premiere.
Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD (Futureshock! 2000 AD) (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Paul Goodwin; Stars: Dan Abnett, Geoff Barrow, Emma Beeby, Karen Berger, Lauren Beukes, David Bishop, Brian Bolland, Will Brooker, D'Israeli, Will Dennis, Andy Diggle, Ian Edginton, Gary Erskine, Carlos Ezquerra, Henry Flint)
Study of the British sci-fi comic's evolution.
Scottish premiere. Doc of the Day.
Above And Below Above And Below
Above And Below and Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD
Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All The Music Has Disappeared (Country: UK, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Stefan Schwietert; Writer: Stefan Schwietert)
Documents Scottish artist, musician and writer, Bill Drummond’s idiosyncratic approach to the music industry.
UK premiere.
The Iron Ministry (Country: China, US; Year: 2014; Director: J P Sniadecki)
A portrait of China, experienced through its vast and expanding railway.
UK premiere.
Misery Loves Comedy (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Kevin Pollak; Writer: Kevin Pollak, Kevin Pollak, John Vorhaus, John Vorhaus; Stars: Sam Rockwell, Amy Schumer, Matthew Perry, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jon Favreau, Stephen Merchant, Kevin Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Bobby Cannavale, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Bob Saget, Judd Apatow, Christopher Guest, Whoopi Goldberg)
Comics are asked why they do it and whether it is necessary to be miserable to be funny?
European premiere.
Nearby Sky (Country: United Arab Emirates; Year: 2014; Director: Nujoom Alghanem; Writer: Fatima Al Hamili)
A Bedouin woman enters her camels into a prestigious beauty pageant.
UK premiere.
The Newsroom - Off The Record (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Mikala Krogh; Writer: Mikala Krogh; Stars: Poul Madsen)
A year in the life of a Danish tabloid.
UK premiere.
The Iron Ministry The Iron Ministry
The Iron Ministry and Precinct Seven Five
Polska (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Artur Guza)
Documentary about ex-Marillion frontman Fish.
World premiere.
Precinct Seven Five (The Seven Five) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Tiller Russell; Stars: Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw, Chuckie, Dori Eurell)
The real-life story of dirty cops who worked alongside brutal drugs gangs in New York in the 1980s.
European premiere.
Prophet's Prey (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Amy Berg; Writer: Amy Berg)
A look at the mega- lomaniacal leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
European premiere. Doc of the Day.
Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema) (Country: Germany, Turkey; Year: 2014; Director: Cem Kaya; Writer: Cem Kaya)
The story of copying and culture in Turkish popular cinema.
UK premiere.
Sherry And The Mystery Of Palo Cortado (Jerez & el misterio del Palo Cortado) (Country: Spain; Year: 2015; Director: José Luis López-Linares)
A look at the fortified wine.
UK premiere. Doc of the Day.
Chuck Norris Vs Communism Chuck Norris Vs Communism
Chuck Norris Vs Communism and Prophet's Prey
Stand By For Tape Back-up (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Ross Sutherland; Writer: Ross Sutherland)
The director uses fragments of old films to build an audiovisual meditation on memory and death.
European premiere. Doc of the Day.
Sunshine Superman (Country: US, Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Marah Strauch; Writer: Eric Bruggemann, Marah Strauch; Stars: Marah Strauch, Cecilie Bull, John Long, Eric Bruggemann, Ellen Houlihan, Jake Suffian, Jared Simmons, Eric Mofford, Carl Boenish, Jean Boenish, Lars Løge, Allison McCulloch, Kevin McGuinness, Christian Bruno, Selia Hansen)
Portrait of the father of Base jumping Carl Boenish.
International premiere.
That Sugar Film (Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Damon Gameau; Writer: Damon Gameau; Stars: Damon Gameau, Richard Davies, Skylar Delphinus, Christina Evans, Stephen Fry, Lisa Gloufchis, Benjamin Hancock, Zelia Kitoko, Isabel Lucas, Jessica Marais, Brenton Thwaites, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith)
Health documentary about sugar in our food.
UK premiere. Doc of the Day.
When Elephants Fight (Country: US, Bermuda, Congo, Rwanda, Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Michael Ramsdell; Writer: Michael Ramsdell; Stars: Robin Wright)
Examining the West's ties to conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic Of Congo.
World premiere. Doc of the Day.
The Wolfpack (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Crystal Moselle; Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Krsna Angulo, Mukunda Angulo)
Story of a band of brothers who grew up in social isolation.
European premiere. Doc of the Day.

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