Words and Pictures

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  • 4 August 2009

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Words and Pictures

Writers David Peace and Garrison Keillor will both be making an appearance at this short season celebrating fiction and adaptation. Peace will be talking about The Red Riding Trilogy (pictured) and Keillor will be talking about A Prairie Home Companion. There will be screenings of both the trilogy (over three weeks) and Robert Altman’s final film.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Tue 11 Aug.

A Prairie Home Companion

  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Altman
  • Written by: Garrison Keillor
  • Cast: Garrison Keillor, Woody Harrelson, L Q Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin

It's the final night of a long-running variety radio show based on Keillor's real-life 'A Prairie Home Companion' and as the action follows the (celebrity cameo) acts on and off stage, a trenchcoated angel of death (Madsen) stalks Keillor. The final film from the recently deceased Altman is a genial, warm-hearted…

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Julian Jarrold
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, Sean Bean

Part one of Tony Grisoni's adaptation of David Peace's gritty books depicting the Leeds of the 1970s. Police corruption, child abductions and compromised journalistic integrity all feature in this dark and brooding drama.

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • 18
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, Paddy Considine

Tony Grisoni's adaptation of David Peace's gritty books centred around the search for the 'Yorkshire Ripper' in the 1970s and 80s. This second part of the trilogy deals with a Manchester police officer's return to a Yorkshire town where he has plenty of enemies.

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anand Tucker
  • Cast: David Morrissey, Warren Clarke, Mark Addy

The third and final instalment of Tony Grisoni's tripartite adaptation of David Peace's books about the search for the 'Yorkshire Ripper' in the 1970s and 80s. Tucker's film centres on the unravelling of the web of deceit woven around the West Yorkshire murders over the past years.

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