Friday, 28 April 2017

HANDMADE FILMS AND TOM McGRATH TO BE HONOURED BY EDINBURGH'S FILM FESTIVAL

The films made by George's movie company, and the work of ground breaking playwright Tom McGrath, are to be celebrated by Edinburgh's international film festival this year.
The works of George's HandMade Films and McGrath, the playwright and jazz pianist, are part of a series of retrospectives are to celebrate the 70 year history of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A reading of McGrath's The Hard Man will cast a new light on the play by casting Scottish actress Kate Dickie in the central role.
The Future is History retrospective, curated by senior programmer Niall Greig Fulton looks at three themes: Great Britain, The Western World of the Future and Scotland.

The works of George Harrison's HandMade Films, which was formed in 1978, will be part of the retrospective theme looking at Great Britain, while the early 1980s cinema of science fiction will also be remembered.
Movies made by HandMade Films to be screened include The Long Good Friday, Time Bandits, Scrubbers, A Private Function, Mona Lisa, Withnail & I, Bellman and True, How to Get Ahead in Advertising and a screening of the original Scottish language version of John Mackenzie’s A Sense of Freedom.

The main programme of the festival will be announced by EIFF Artistic Director, Mark Adams, on 31 May.








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