De Palma set for Edinburgh fest

LONDON -- Filmmaker Brian De Palma has added his name to a roster of stars scheduled to appear during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, organizers said Monday. De Palma will discuss the legacy of the "new American cinema" in an onstage interview as part of the Festival's Reel Life Q&A sessions. De Palma's name joins a list that includes Oscar winners Steven Soderbergh and Charlize Theron along with Sigourney Weaver, Arthur Penn and Kevin Smith. EIFF artistic director Shane Danielsen described De Palma as "one of the finest living American filmmakers" and said he was "thrilled" the director is scheduled to visit the Scottish capital. De Palma's directing credits includes Sisters, Carrie, Dressed To Kill, Scarface and The Untouchables. The EIFF runs Aug. 14-27.

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