22Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011REEL SCIENCEUK PREMIERENadav Harel/Israel/2010/60 minTUE 21 JUNE 17:45 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)A timely examination of increasing ubiquitous and always controversial medical technologies. Following the lives of four patients with brain disorders, director Nadav Harel examines the application of medical technology such as Electrocondusive Therapy and Deep Brain Stimulation that treats the mind simply as a series of signals in the brain. The film will be followed by in depth discussion around our understanding of how electric manipulation of our minds has progressed so far, and where it might be going soon. Brain Disorder: Electric MindNOKIA SHORTS WEEKENDERShort programme/90 minTHU 23 JUNE 14:15 GEORGE SQ THEATREPRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)What do red and grey squirrels, a disabled rights campaigner, suicide, ballet shoemakers, World War reinactors, prostitution and the lord all have in common?The theme of SHIFT - this year's Scottish Documentary Institute's Bridging the Gap Production Scheme. Based in the Edinburgh College of Art, it nurtures the finest documentary filmmaking talent Scotland has to offer. Setting a theme each year they take six projects through an intensive training period where six films get made to be seen across the world on television and at festivals.Bridging The GapBY DAY AND BY NIGHTfeature filmsSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEHiromasa Yonebayashi/Japan/2010/94 minVoice Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett SAT 18 JUNE 12:20 FILMHOUSE 1 MON 20 JUNE 19:45 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Studio Ghibli's reworking of an English classic.The Borrowers are a tiny group of people, only 10cm tall, who live under the floorboards of typical human households. On a mission to get some sugar Borrower Arriety and her father Pod are noticed by Sho, a boy just moved in with his great aunt Sadako. Keen to befriend, Sho tells them not to be afraid and a bond between Arriety and Sho is born but troubled by the threat of Borrower extinction by humans and Sho's heart condition the two friends struggle to stay together.The Borrower ArrietyFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIERESTRANDPREMIERE TYPEAlma Har'el/USA/2011/80 minSAT 18 JUNE 22:10 FILMHOUSE 1FRI 24 JUNE 20:20 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)A small community living on the fringes of the lost American Dream.Once a thriving resort, Bombay Beach is now little more than a shanty ghost town in the poorest county of California. Home to troubled young soul Benny, aspiring footballer Ceejay taking refuge from LA gang culture and Red, a whisky and cigarettes soaked ex oil field worker, this is a beautifully ethereal portrait of a forgotten town brought back to life through choreographed sequences and music composed for the film by Zach Condon of band Beirut.Bombay BeachDOCUMENTARY - INTERNATIONALJOINT UK PREMIERELine DigitalSince 2003 we have been building award winning and innovative digital solutions. We believe in creating long lasting and valued partnerships with our clients to, like the strapline says, help them to profit through digital channels.
All That Heaven Allows23FEATURES - INTERNATIONALEUROPEAN PREMIEREAlejandro Molina/Mexico/2009/90 minCast: Sandra Echeverría, Marius Biegai, Manuel Balbi, Richie MestreTUE 21 JUNE 19:30 FILMHOUSE 2THU 23 JUNE 17:50 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Gattaca meets Rollerball meets Blade Runner.When over-population makes coexistence impossible, the government decides to divide the population by implanting an enzyme into people's DNA. As a result, all humans are now regulated by sunlight and darkness, transforming them into day or nighttime creatures, destined never to meet. Stunning cinematography in a palette of grays and blues, and stylish production design add to the atmosphere in this quietly absorbing sci-fi drama.By Day and By NightFEATURE - UKEUROPEAN PREMIEREMatthew Parkhill/Puerto Rico/2010/91 minCast: Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, Lorna Raver, Ed Quinn, Luis GuzmánMON 20 JUNE 20:00 CAMEO 1WED 22 JUNE 20:00 CAMEO 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)When the past comes calling, don't pick up the phone ...Rachelle LeFevre (Twilight) and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) take a break from vamping it up for this tense, atmospheric spinechiller from local screenwriter Sergio Casci. Finally free of her violent ex, Mary's hard-won peace is shattered by a nuisance caller - lonely, troubled Rose (Lorna Raver), on a line that spans decades. Mary doesn't want to chat but as her new best friend's terrifying acts of revenge will swiftly prove, hanging up is simply not an option.The CallerDOCUMENTARY - UKJOINT UK PREMIEREDominic Allan/UK/2011/86 minFRI 17 JUNE 20:00 CAMEO 1SAT 18 JUNE 15:15 CAMEO 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)The dazzling, disturbing and utterly compelling story of one man's extraordinary life, and how he was saved by the redemptive power of art.Jean Marc Calvet, a one-time drug addict, rent boy and thief who is now a successful painter, recounts his astonishing tale with remarkable candour and courage, and takes director Dominic Allan with him on his search for his son, abandoned as a child and about to turn eighteen. A brave, moving and unforgettable film.CALVETTHE CALLERfeature filmsSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEPeter Guilbert/USA/2010/79 minTUE 21 JUNE 20:00 FILMHOUSE 1WED 22 JUNE 21:55 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Jarvis Cocker, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Marcus Brigstocke, Ryuichi Sakomoto tackle climate change.In 2008 45 scientists and artists joined together on a Cape Farewell expedition to Disko Bay, Greenland to witness the physical threat of climate change. Following them on their voyage deeper into the High Arctic we see them attempt to tackle a collective response to this global issue and their subsequent performances at Latitude Festival and recording of new material. Supported by Take One Action, Scotland's global action cinema project.Screening with: Constancy (Iván Torres Hdez/Finland/2011/7min)Burning IceDOCUMENTARY - UKUK PREMIERE"Want to change the world but not sure where to start? These guys will rouse you into action." The GuardianTake One Action celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world. Via world-class cinema, we inspire thousands of ordinary people to take a critical view and positive action on issues of global concern. Check out our events at EIFF on pages 23 and 27, or connect with us online at www.takeoneaction.org.uk