Our homegrown August season debuted in 2015 with curators including Phill Jupitus, Ian Rankin, Alan Bissett, Camille O’Sullivan and Gavin Mitchell (plus a guest appearance by Terry Gilliam beamed in live via Skype!).
We’re delighted to bring the season back for a second year with another fantastic line-up featuring some of our favourite performers, writers and artists introducing their favourite films in The Cameo‘s majestic main screen. From big screen classics to rarely seen gems, there will be an in-person introduction to every one of these very special shows.
This year, we’ll be welcoming Sarah Millican (Thelma And Louise), Stewart Lee (Gallivant), John Byrne (The Red Shoes), Josie Long (Next Goal Wins), Rob Newman (Land And Freedom) and Cameo favourite Ian Rankin (Raising Arizona).
Rob Newman ‘Last time I was in Edinburgh I spent lots of time in this excellent cinema and its cafe. It is a thrill to be able to introduce a truly wonderful film about the Spanish Civil War to an audience, some of whom may never have seen it before.’
Ian Rankin ‘I’ve seen Raising Arizona probably a dozen times but never on the big screen. It’s one of my favourite films, a zany comedy with a great soundtrack and amazing cast, filled with stunning set-pieces and directorial flourishes. I guarantee you’ll walk out of the Cameo with a smile on your face and a tune in your heart.’
Sarah Millican ‘Ask me what my favourite film is. Go on. It’s Thelma & Louise. Always has been and always will be. Like banoffee pie, the Lake District and missionary, some favourites never change.Thelma & Louise taught me that women are not secondary, can make decisions to change their lives, can handle anything, should call out sexism, will stand up for themselves, make excellent friends and that messy hair denotes excellent sex.’
Words by Neil Hepburn