Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 Retrospective Programme Announced

Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 Retrospective Programme Announced

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’Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist’ is inspired by current affairs in Trump-era America.

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The retrospective programme for the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 20-July 1) has been announced.

TitledTime of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist’,the section is inspired by current affairs in Trump-era America and will focus on US cinema from the 1980s.

It will be comprised of three strands. Firstly ’American Woman: Female Directors in American Cinema’ will screen work by female directors from 1980-1990 including Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Lizzie Borden’s Working Girls and Kathryn Bigelow’s western horror Near Dark. It will also show a series of Oscar-winning and nominated short films by women.

American Exposé: The Media in Mainstream American Cinema 1975-1990’ will reflect contemporary issues using films from that period, including features such as Sidney Lumet’s Network, Hal Ashby’s Being There and Martin Scorsese’s The King Of Comedy. …

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