Film - American Hero

American Hero

The 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off on 15th June so this week we've picked a few clips and trailers from the films at the festival. Today is American Hero...

The reluctant superhero is something of a fixture in the roster of box office blockbusters, but British filmmaker Nick Love takes an engagingly quirky spin on the well-worn tale. Stephen Dorff stars as boozy burnout Melvin who mainly uses his telekinetic powers for party tricks, but after a health scare he figures redemption (and the chance to see his son) may come if he uses his powers to fight crime in run-down New Orleans. Shot faux-documentary style with some nifty effects, it’s a nicely offbeat superhero story.

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