Jaws with live score coming to EIFF

Spielberg shark classic to be accompanied by RSNO

by Amber Wilkinson

Jaws will screen at EIFF with a live score from the RSNO
Jaws will screen at EIFF with a live score from the RSNO Photo: Universal Studios
Edinburgh International Film Festival is offering filmgoers a screening to sink their teeth into - a screening of Steven Spielberg's classic Jaws with a live score from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

The original summer movie blockbuster - starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss - features an Oscar-winning score by composer John Williams as a seaside community finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark.

Tickets for the event on June 22 at the city's Festival Theatre are priced at £29, £39, £49 and £59 (no concessions) and on sale now.

Jaws concert poster
Jaws concert poster Photo: Universal Studios
Festival artistic director Mark Adams said: “We are delighted to continue our on-going partnership with the RSNO for this wonderful film and music collaboration. Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense and will be an unforgettable film to experience on the big screen accompanied by the Scotland’s national symphony orchestra.”

RSNO chief executive Dr Krishna Thiagarajan added: “It is impossible to imagine Jaws without John Williams’ serrating score. The experience of hearing this marvellously malevolent music live, accompanying the screening will be an unforgettable occasion. We cannot wait to get our teeth into it.”

The 72nd edition of EIFF runs from 20 June to 1 July, 2018. For more information on this year’s EIFF visit the official site.

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