don't know the Significance of 1C3, then you really ought to get this. See preview, page 102. Penguin. FRIDAY 30 Chicken Run Aardman, the Plasticine-tastic creators of Wallace and Gromit, bring you ’The Great Escape With chickens’ or 'Animal Farm With laughs'. You'll never want to eat poultry again. See review, page 23. General release. SATURDAY 1 Tony Bennett The last of the great crooners comes to Scotland With his Jazz quartet to serenade you. Forget Frankie, forget Sammy, forget Dino, angel-vorced Tony's your man. Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. SUNDAY 2 Arena: Wisconsin Death Trip Weird and wonderful documentary about Black Falls River, a

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and trumpeter Terence Blanchard rub shoulders wrth

nineteenth century rural community plagued by disease, insanity, SUlCIde and

murder. Views like local heroes the backstory to like Tommy The Blair Witch Smith and

Martin Taylor.

Project. See review, See feature

page 108. BBC2.

MONDAY 3 page 17. Various Glasgow Jan venues.

Festival An TUESDAY 4Weogee innovative and lie-Viewed Why eclectic bill of not acknowledge events in this American

seven day Independence Day fest sees wrth a look at the international sleazy, crime-ridden stars like underbelly of the

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Change of direction for Film Fest's music strand

Bjork, Belle And_ _ Sebastian and All‘ In

Four years after it was founded as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Mirrorball has proved its thesis: today's music promo directors are tomorrow’s top filmmakers. Witness Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich. Look out for Sexy Beast (Jon Glazer) and Human Nature (Michel Gondry),

Remaining at the cutting edge, Mirrorball is domg something different this year. There will still be a showcase for new music promos (such as Roman Coppola’s 'Playground Love’ for Air), but the focus will shift to animation, films by stills photographers and lo-fi filmmaking.

o Mirrorball says the best pop promos of the last year have been produced by Shynola (UNKLE, Quannum Project, Grooverider). Shynola’s Richard Kenworthy and his associates are coming to Edinburgh to show us how. If you’re interested in attending their workshop contact Mirrorball explaining why at:

0 Lighthouse, a New York and Paris-based collective that commissions leading fashion/art photographers to make short films, documentaries and pop promos, has programmed a selection for Edinburgh that includes work by David LaChapelle, Peter Lindberg and Stephane Sednaoui (pictured).

0 Lo-fi filmmaking is given prominence in Mirrorball’s collaboration with industry bible Shots magazine. The strand features work from Belle And Sebastian and includes panel discussions with directors, producers and commissioners.

0 Finally, there's a tribute to BJOrk which examines her collaboration

with favourite directors including Jonze, Gondry and Sednaoui.

Mirrorball runs at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 73—27 Aug. The new Mirrorball television series broadcasts from 5 Jul.

of hack genius photographer Weegee? Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. WEDNESDAY 5 Desert Rain A hi~tech interactive experience part-Video game, part-installation and part-performance, this is Blast Theory’s political response to the Gulf War, influenced by Jean Baudrillard's infamous statement that 'the Gulf War did not happen'. Tramway, Glasgow.

THURSDAY 6 Rizwaan-Muazzam Qawwali and Fun Da Mental The Pakistani teenage masters of devotional Sufi mu5ic Jom anarchic hip-hop rockers Fun Da Mental for a gig that’s likely to sound like Nine Inch Nails meet a folk band. But better. See prevrew, page 43 The Arches, Glasgow.

22 Jun-6 Jul 2000 THELISTS