'Back to the Future' to Screen With Live Orchestra at Edinburgh Film Festival

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Composer Alan Silvestri will be expanding his original score for the June 27 event.

Thirty years after it cemented its place on the list of popcorn classics, Back to the Future is likely to be receiving many an anniversary screening this year.

But among the most spectacular may well be the one at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Robert Zemeckis’ time-traveling adventure — the highest-grossing film of 1985 — will be screened with live orchestral backing from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

In an announcement Thursday, the festival said that Alan Silvestri’s score would be expanded, with the composer preparing around five minutes of additional music.

"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 Performance Companies, where we are placing film within the context of other art forms,” said Mark Adams, the festival’s new artistic director.

The Back to the Future screening will take place June 27. The Edinburgh Film Festival, the world’s oldest continually running film festival, which started in 1947, runs June 17-28.