Film Festival 2015 to screen classic made-for-TV movies

Edinburgh International Film Festival will present screenings of classic American TV movies from some of Hollywood's top directors as part of its 2015 programme.

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The festival runs from 17-28 June, with the full programme set to be launched in late May. In an advance glimpse of things to come, the Little Big Screen retrospective offers film fans a taste of some of the treats in store. 

Little Big Screen features movies made for the small screen by directors who would go on to huge cinematic success, including the likes of Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, Tobe Hooper and Sam Peckinpah. Watch the Film Festival trailer now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0QCpt4vTsY

The retrospective offers "a selection of the most significant titles from a golden era of made for television movies in the US" said EIFF Senior Programmer, Niall Greig Fulton, who added:

It is also an opportunity to consider the role of television in relation to cinema. A relationship with an ever changing dynamic that, in this context, has come full circle in recent years; television once again becoming an acceptable and fertile environment for artists primarily associated with the big screen.

The programme is supported by American Airlines who were announced as the Official Airline Partner of EIFF 2015.

Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director said:

We are delighted to be working with American Airlines in supporting this year’s EIFF and in particular our exciting retrospective. The timing and the relationship couldn’t be better and this relationship will help bring attention to what will be an exciting and dynamic festival.

For more information on the Edinburgh International Film Festival, please visit www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Image: Salem's Lot, courtesy of Park Circus

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