Corman returns to EIFF
One formidable filmmaker, one outstanding career. Roger Corman, the subject of an EIFF retrospective, today makes his first appearance at the Festival in almost 40 years.
Responsible for reworking genre after genre and reshaping the movie industry we know today, Corman is a formidable figure with an incredible 50 years experience.
Corman is also responsible for forging the careers of many notable directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Joe Dante and John Sayles.
Recognised for his Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, Corman also gained notoriety for his explorations into the counter-culture of the late 60s with films such as The Wild Angels and The Trip; the latter of which saw Corman experiment with LSD to better understand his characters’ experiences.
EIFF are proud to present a screening of The Trip as well as lively gangster classics The St, Valentine’s Day Massacre and Bloody Mama as part of the Retrospective; all of which encapsulate Corman’s flair for swift, low budget filmmaking with maximum impact.
The exclusive In Person event will also be an opportunity for those familiar and unfamiliar alike to gain a unique and personal insight into a truly monumental career.
Don't miss one-off screenings of Corman's work at the following times as well as his exclusive In Person event.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.