Morris, Waitt docus on tap for Edinburgh fest
EmptyLONDON -- Errol Morris' "Standard Operating Procedure," Chris Waitt's "A Complete History of My Sexual Failures" and James Marsh's "Man on Wire" are three of 22 documentaries selected to unspool during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Nine of the documentaries come from the U.S., organizers said. These include Daniel O'Connor and Neil Ortenberg's "Obscene," Ron Davis and Stewart Halpern's "Pageant," Margaret Brown's "The Order of Myths" and C. Karim Chrobog's "War Child."
The documentary section also includes Werner Herzog's "Encounters at the End of the World," Erik Nelson's "Dreams With Sharp Teeth" and Peter Geyer's "Jesus Christ Savior."
The 19 films in the documentary festival sidebar, along with three docus presented as galas, will compete for the festival's best documentary prize.
This year's festival runs June 18-29, the first edition not to take place in its traditional August dates.