Wednesday, May 6, 2009

David Mackenzie's "Spread" to Screen at Edinburgh Film Festival

Good news this morning! In what is being called its "International Premiere,"the newest film from Sigma's own David Mackenzie will be screening this year at the Edinburgh Film Festival. "Spread" starring Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche, is among those to show during the famed festival which runs June 17-28th. UPDATE: This film by David Mackenzie will be a Gala event, and screen JUNE 22, then again on June 24. Tickets will go on sale on May 8th.

Also, Andrea Arnold, she of the excellent Red Road, will be showing her new film "Fish Tank." This film will screen June 21, 24th. Disappointing but NO word yet and not looking good for the actual followup to Red Road, "Rounding Up Donkeys," the second in the Advance Party trilogy.

Spread of course debuted earlier this year at Sundance, and was sold to Anchor Bay which will be releasing the movie in theaters August 14. Had been uncertain about going to EFF this year, as I went to Sundance specifically to see David and his new film, but he was not there (only saw Ashton twice, once from far away where I was sitting during film, the other surrounded by fleet of photographers) One can only hope David will be in Edinburgh for this of course, as he has always had I think warm reception for his films (Hallam Foe was well received there) Hopefully Mr. Kutcher and his wife will make the festival, which should be I think a fairly solid event this year. :) More when I get it!

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