Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

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Paris Is Burning Paris Is Burning
Paris Is Burning and Ornette: Made in America
The Cosmic Eye (Country: US; Year: 1986; Director: Faith Hubley, John Hubley; Writer: Faith Hubley, John Hubley; Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Linda Atkinson, Sam Hubley, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Warden, Dizzy Gillespie, Linda Atkinson, Sam Hubley, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Warden)
Animation. The evolution of the earth as seen through the eyes of jazz musicians.
The Decline Of Western Civilization (Country: US; Year: 1981; Director: Penelope Spheeris; Writer: Penelope Spheeris; Stars: Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessy, Black Flag, Don Bolles, Dinah Cancer, Exene Cervenka, Circle Jerks, Philo Cramer, Darby Crash, John Doe, Lorna Doom, Fear, Frank Gargani, Bill Gazzarri)
Investigation of the LA punk music scene.
Desert Hearts (Country: US; Year: 1985; Director: Donna Deitch; Writer: Jane Rule, Natalie Cooper; Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwen Welles, Dean Butler, James Staley, Katie La Bourdette, Alex McArthur, Tyler Tyhurst, Denise Crosby, Antony Ponzini, Brenda Beck, Sam Minsky, Patricia Frazier)
In 1950s Nevada, a woman on the verge of a divorce finds herself increasingly drawn to the ranchowner's daughter.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: Amy Heckerling; Writer: Cameron Crowe; Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Scott Thomson, Vincent Schiavelli, Amanda Wyss, D.W. Brown, Forest Whitaker, Kelli Maroney, Tom Nolan, Blair Tefkin)
Coming-of-age comedy.
Frances Steloff: Memoirs Of A Bookseller (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: Deborah Dickson; Stars: Marian Seldes, Marian Seldes)
Portrait of the founder of Gotham Book Mart in New York.
The Masters Of Disaster (Country: US; Year: 1986; Director: Sonya Friedman; Writer: Sonya Friedman)
Documentary about a teacher teaching inner city school kids chess.
Near Dark (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: Kathryn Bigelow; Writer: Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red; Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Tim Thomerson, Joshua John Miller, Marcie Leeds, Kenny Call, Ed Corbett, Troy Evans, Bill Cross, Roger Aaron Brown, Thomas Wagner, Robert Winley)
A youngster becomes involved with a family of nomadic vampires after he falls for their daughter.
Ornette: Made in America (Country: USA; Year: 1985; Director: Shirley Clarke; Stars: William S. Burroughs, Ornette Coleman, Brion Gysin, Demon Marshall, Eugene Tatum)
Clarke's final feature is a portrait of jazz legend Ornette Coleman.
Paris Is Burning (Country: US; Year: 1990; Director: Jennie Livingston; Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée, Pepper LaBeija, Junior Labeija, Willi Ninja, Sandy Ninja, Kim Pendavis, Freddie Pendavis, Sol Pendavis, Avis Pendavis, Octavia St. Laurent, Stevie Saint Laurent, Anji Xtravaganza)
Documentary about drag nights in New York.
Smooth Talk (Country: UK, US; Year: 1985; Director: Joyce Chopra; Writer: Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Cole; Stars: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh, Sara Inglis, Levon Helm, Elizabeth Berridge, Geoff Hoyle, William Ragsdale, David Berridge, Cab Covay, Michael French, Joy Carlin, Mark McKay, Carl Mueller)
A free-spirited teenager courts trouble.
Testament (Country: US; Year: 1983; Director: Lynne Littman; Writer: Carol Amen, John Sacret Young; Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haas, Philip Anglim, Lilia Skala, Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle, Rebecca De Mornay, Kevin Costner, Mako, Mico Olmos, Gerry Murillo, J. Brennan Smith)
Drama imagines a post-nuclear world as a woman tries to take care of her family.
Women - For America, For The World (Country: US; Year: 1986; Director: Vivienne Verdon-Roe; Stars: Joanne Woodward, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Betty Bumpers, Shirley Chisholm, Allene Cottier, Mary Dent Crisp, Geraldine A. Ferraro, Ellen Goodman, Elisabeth Holtzman, Vera Kistiakowsky, Pat Schroeder, Joanne Woodward, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Betty Bumpers, Shirley Chisholm)
Documentary about anti-nuclear activists.
Working Girls (Country: US; Year: 1986; Director: Lizzie Borden; Writer: Lizzie Borden, Lizzie Borden, Sandra Kay; Stars: Louise Smith, Deborah Banks, Liz Caldwell, Marusia Zach, Amanda Goodwin, Boomer Tibbs, Eli Hasson, Tony Whiting, Richard M. Davidson, Ronald Willoughby, Paul Slimak, Fred Neumann, Patience Pierce, Ellen McElduff, Grant Wheaton)
A day in the life of sex workers in a Manhattan brothel.
Young At Heart (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: Pamela Conn, Sue Marx; Stars: Louis Gothelf, Reva Shwayder-Gothelf, Louis Gothelf, Reva Shwayder-Gothelf)
Documenting the romance of two artists in their mid-80s.
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