Amy Winehouse Doc 'Amy' Getting U.K. Premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival
Having received a rapturous response when it first screened in Cannes earlier this month, Amy – Asif Kapadia's documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse – will get its U.K. premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Despite previous rumors that it would have its home debut at the Glastonbury music festival, it is now understood that this screening will take place after Edinburgh, ahead of the film's official U.K. release on July 3.
Other films heading to Edinburgh, which has some 164 features in the lineup, include such fellow Cannes alumni as Pixar's Inside Out, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring zombie drama Maggie, Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy and The D-Train, starring Jack Black and James Marsden.
In the competition sections, Andrew Haigh's Berlinale competition entry 45 Years – starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay (who won best actress and best actor, respectively) – is among the British titles up for the Michael Powell Award, while Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance hit Dope and the Kristen Wiig-starring The Diary of a Teenage Girl will compete for the international prize.
Elsewhere, Ewan McGregor – attending to promote his latest film Last Days in the Desert – is set to speak at the festival's series of in-person events.
"We are delighted to be presenting such a thrilling, fun, challenging, provocative, exciting and balanced program," said the festival's new artistic director Mark Adams. "There really is something for everyone and we hope that filmgoers will get a lot of pleasure out of this year's festival."
As previously announced, the festival will kick off on June 17 with the world premiere of Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson, starring Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone, and will also feature a special 30th anniversary screening of Back to the Future with live accompaniment from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
This article was first posted on The Hollywood Reporter.