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15DAYStolive The things to catch this fortnight

James Ellroy

2 BOOKS The US literary legend previews the final part of his Underworld USA trilogy, reading from Blood’s a Rover. See preview, page 32. Borders Books, Glasgow, Thu 5 Nov.

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno

1 FILM Restored late masterpiece from the legendary French filmmaker. See preview and review, page 44 and 46. GFT, Glasgow, Sat 14–Mon 16 Nov. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 27–Mon 30 Nov.

Cold Souls

3 FILM Surreal spiritual theft comedy starring Paul Giamatti as himself, an actor

agonising over his performance in a Chekhov play. See review, page 45. Selected release from Fri 13 Nov.


4 THEATRE Electrifying production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ play about two brothers coping with women, work and poverty. See review, page 85. Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 21 Nov.

The White Ribbon Eddie Izzard

5 FILM Controversial Austrian Michael Haneke’s portrait of the genesis and growth of

Fascist fundamentalism in the early years of the Third Reich. See feature, page 26 and review, page 47. GFT, Glasgow and Cameo, Edinburgh from Fri 13 Nov.

6 COMEDY Powder room fresh from a quick jog round the entire country for charity and

Hollywood gigs, Izzard returns to his first love, stand-up, to the delight of no small number of fans. See preview, page 43. SECC, Glasgow, Tue 10 & Wed 11 Nov.

4 THE LIST 5–19 Nov 2009

Attica Locke

7 BOOKS Reagan-era Texas is the backdrop for Black Water Rising, a driving yarn about a lawyer hanging onto his fraying morals. See review, page 33. Serpent’s Tail.