Edinburgh fest adds cult section

Three of six films chosen are from U.S.

LONDON -- The upcoming Edinburgh International FIlm Festival will play host to a new section, 'Under the Radar," aiming to highlight and celebrate cult films.

Organizers said Monday that the new section will screen six titles including a trio of U.S. titles and a world premiere of Edinburgh College of Art graduate Martin Radich's debut, "Crack Willow."

The section's movies from the U.S. include Robert Beaucage's "Spike," a horror-cum-romance, and Alex Orr's directorial debut "Blood Car," billed as a topical satire on the world's need for oil from across the pond, to the section. Also programmed is Rona Mark's "Strange Girls," which explores the underbelly of female relationships in Pittsburgh that go wrong.

Luciano Podcaminsky's "The Third Pint" from Argentina and S A Halewood's dark comedy "Bigga Than Ben: A Russian's Guide to Ripping Off London" from the U.K. also will unspool.