EIFF Recommends: Pre-Fest Treats

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With lots to be discovered at this year's Fest, EIFF presents a pre-Festival lucky dip.

Oliver Sherman
Starring Garret Dillahunt and Donal Logue, the UK premiere of Canadian feature Oliver Sherman promises nerve-splintering drama. This memorable independent explores a man's post-war struggle and dual capacity for compassion and violence. 

An Evening with Chemikal Underground
Part of the Sound Tracks strand, An Evening with Chemikal Underground is one of the highlights of EIFF 65's programme of events. This gig from Scotland's most successful independent record label showcases some of the best of local musical talent, including post-rockers The Unwinding Hours. It's the perfect place to discover new music at this year's Festival.

Jack Goes Boating
EIFF presents the UK Premiere of Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut. Jack Goes Boating stars the Oscar-winning actor as Jack, a stage character of Hoffman's brought to life on the big screen. Co-starring Amy Ryan, it's the heartwarming tale of a reggae-loving chauffeur in search of love.

Animated Interactions
Part of the Nokia Shorts Weekender, this programme of animated shorts narrates human stories, navigating personal interactions through animation and building a sense of community through anything from school crushes to road rages. Check out the event page for a taster.

1990s rave culture is given a reboot through the stylish direction of Karl Golden. Two friends find themselves embroiled in the darker aspects of the business in this colourful trip through the international rave scene of a decade past.

Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone on 0131 228 2688 or in person at Filmhouse.

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