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August in Edinburgh sees the population of the grand, historic Scottish capital swell with actors, directors, street performers, comedians, media high flyers and audiences. And so the lives of a dozen people intersect in a blackly comic account of the hopes, dreams and fears attendant at festival time. From the cut throat comedy world of the Fringe to the impassioned artistry of avant-garde theatre, with all points covered in between this ensemble tale captures a peculiarly personal image of Edinburgh at a unique time of the year.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here's a tip: when making a film about the comedy portion of the Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, make it funny."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Griffin, herself a former actress and a formidable comic writer, clearly knows her material and absolutely nails the nervy egocentricity, insecurity and pretentions of performers..."
‑ Michelle Thomas, Future Movies UK
"Festival will surely tickle your funny bone."
‑ Stella Papamichael, BBC.com
"The atmosphere of the festival is effectively portrayed ... and there are few decent laughs."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Never less than watchable, though the comedy elements are definitely more successful than the melodramatic sections."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"You'll leave the cinema satisfied by the unexpected richness of the tales."
‑ Scott Andrews, FilmFocus
"Festival is like the Nashville of the fringe scene; a multi-character exercise that shows writer/director Annie Griffin's wonderful ability to juggle a large cast with an enjoyable story and constant laughs."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
"A kind of rambling, multi-strand examination of life on the Edinburgh Fringe, this film has moments of razor-sharp wit..."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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