Despite competition from Venice and Deauville. the Edinburgh International Film Festival is now in its 42nd year (making it the longest running event ofits kind in the world). and maintaininga strong reputation for the best in new British and independent American cinema.

I Information Full details of Festival Films are contained in the Film Festival programme. available from the Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. price £2 and from newsagents around the city. Information is also available from the Filmhouse. (031) 228 2688.

I Tickets The Filmhousc. 88 Lothian Road. Edinburgh. is the box office for all Film Festival events. open 9am—9pm and

76 The List 19— 25 August 1988

«.4... .' 1«-‘ ~._ ' ' awe-u; 4}" 1315:? "

Thurs 11: Arthur-skim shows off his patented stamp-affixing device at the Gilded

Fri 12: At the opening'of the Hugh MacDiarmid commmoration exhi owner Ricky Oemarco impresses the poet's son Michael Grieve with his renowned impersonation of Harry Grout lrom ‘Porrldge'.


later for unsold tickets for that night‘s late film. Tickets can be booked but not reserved by phone: ring (031 ) 228 2088 for details. Filmhouse performances before 6pm: £3 (£2.50); after (1pm. £4. (‘annon performances £4 (Pullman seats £5). (‘ameo performances £4.


26—29 Aug. Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. Edinburgh. Tel (031 ) 2262427/8 (Box Office). Larger intended as an event for TV professionals. The MacTaggart Lecture is the main public event. Aug 266. 15pm. £2. (Speakersto include Stephen Fry). Tickets are also available for some of the other events from the Assembly Rooms Box Office.



~. -~ m. ,‘fl-«fu :3“ em. a; I, saw slaw" - I '4‘" 3V F... to \\ '- . t' 3‘.\ Z I". {n'p‘JI' -‘ b) . ' .'\ §;’-{_ Kg:

.L..3._ ‘T.I*‘,-.- ‘1‘;

Photographer Maxwell Thornton seeks out fresh victims during the first weekol lreeloading on the Festival.

Sat 13:The inscrutable Joan Plowrightat the Film Festival opening party.

Sun 14: The lnvective Dan Kamikaze. 98 (pounds. that is). on being offered a second cress sandwich at the Fringe Club shindig.

Sat 13: Jane Horrocks. Plowright's co-star in ‘The Dressmaker'. celebrates the start of her career and of the Film Festival atthe same party.

This is probably the industry's most important UK talking shop and there is always plenty to talk about. The theme again this year is the problem offunding and changes in the structure of broadcasting.

I Information and Registration To register as a delegate apply to The Edinburgh Television Festival. 5 Betterton St. London WCle 9131}. Tel (()1)37‘)451‘).


14 Aug 3 Sept. Edinburgh (‘astle Esplanade. Only the RoyalTournament can begin to compare with this military extravaganza. but Edinburgh wins hands down on setting and atmosphere. It is perhaps the biggest tourist attraction of them all during the Festival. This year. as

well as the usual Scottish Massed Pipes and Drums. the Rats of’I'obruk and the Hungarian People's Army Ensemble will be showing what they can do.

I Tickets and information Single performances daily Monday to Friday at 9pm (except 25 Aug when the performance will begin at 8pm because of the Princes St Fireworks. which start at Ill-15pm). Saturday performances begin at 7.45pm and 10.30pm -— noSunday performances. Full details from the Tattoo Office. 22 Market St. Edinburgh.

ACCOMMODATION Where to find it:

I Edinburgh Tourist Centre Waverley Market. 3 Princes St. Edinburgh EI I2 ZOP. Tel: (I31 557 2727. ()peningllours; Mon-Sat 8.3(lam—9pm. There is a wide