Edinburgh Film Festival to screen Back to the Future with live orchestral score
Back to the Future

It’s been 30 years since Back to the Future premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), an anniversary that will be celebrated on Sat 27 June with a presentation of the time travel classic at the Festival Theatre with a live score provided by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).

To paraphrase Marty McFly, we’re ready for this and your kids are gonna love it.

Released in 1985, Back to the Future starred Michael J. Fox as Marty, a teenager who travelled back to 1955 with the aide of Doctor Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and his DeLorean time machine.

This EIFF screening will include a newly expanded score by Alan Silvestri with approximately 15 minutes of additional music being prepared by the composer.

This special screening will mark the start of a programme to celebrate EIFF’s heritage and legacy over the past 70 years.

Mark Adams, Artistic Director of the EIFF commented:

“This live event will delight and enthral in equal measure. As well as being a major event in its own right, this also marks the beginning of a new set of relationships with Scotland’s National Performing Companies, where we are placing film within the context of other artforms.”

RSNO Acting Chief Executive Kenneth Osborne said:

“To be involved in the 30th anniversary celebrations of this iconic film is quite an honour. Back to the Future is a modern classic, and Alan Silvestri’s dramatic score will be a joy for our orchestra to play. There’s a delightful symmetry to the event also, as we and the audience, in 2015, enjoy a movie about a young man in 1985 travelling back in time to 1955. It promises to be a very special night.”

Tickets will go on sale Friday (13 Mar) from 10am, and can be bought from the Festival Theatre Box Office, 0131 529 6000 or visit edtheatres.com.

Main image: Back to the Future is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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