Edinburgh International Film Festival FILM Another year, another corking international line-up. Look out for new films from Andrea Arnold, David Mackenzie and Sam Mendes. and a whole host of A-List faces in the audience. See feature, page 22. Various venues, Edinburgh, Wed 17—Sun 28 Jun.

Auntie Janet Saves the Planet KIDS Sing-alonga-aria fun as Scottish Opera puts

Rock Ness C LU 85/ M U SIC Get ready to party like it’s 1999, as the likes of . Orbital, The Prodigy and 2 together a woodland Placebo prove they’ve still got it. wonderland ‘mini—opera' for the wee See page 40. Loch Ness, Fri 12-Sun l ones. See preview, page 66. Traverse 14 Jun. Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 19-Sun 21 Jun.

Refugee Week AROUND TOWN The biggest and most thought—provoking programme yet, encompassing the first-ever Scottish Refugee Film Festival. See preview, page 33. Various venues around Scot/and, Mon 15—Sun 21 Jun.

Jams Cocker : MUSIC Everyone’s favourite bespectacled bum- waggler strikes a pose or

ten with his Further Complications.

See page 69. ABC, Glasgow, Fri 12 ;


The Garden Party MUSIC Civilised al fresco fest with an excellent,

independent and mostly Scottish line-up, in the rather splendid shadow of graffiti-daubed Kelburn Castle. See page 68. Ayrshire, Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jun.


Baseball dreams Dominican Republic style as the immigrant experience goes under the microscope in an offbeat and compelling character study. See review, page 51. Selected release from Fri 19 Jun.

West End Festival AROUND TOWN Scotland’s Mardi Gras may have moved to Kelvingrove this year, but the gigantic multi—genre community festival remains as exuberant as ever. See page 34. Various venues in the West End of Glasgow, Fri 12—Sun 28 Jun.

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