Stanley Tucci brings film to St Andrews

ACTOR Stanley Tucci will present Big Night, one of his best-loved movies, on 15 April at Sands, St Andrews’ international film festival.

Tucci was one of the 1996 film’s writers and directors, as well as starring in the movie.

After the film is shown at the Byre Theatre, Tucci will then be interviewed on stage by Joe Russo, one of the directors of the Avengers super-hero films and one of the festival’s supporters.

Ania Trzebiatowska, the festival’s director said: “The idea behind Sands is to create a sense of community and a dialogue between a diverse group of artists and film lovers.

“We think it’s important to pause and think about not just where we are, but also how we got here, and how to make this industry into a better and more sustainable environment.

“Stanley Tucci is one of the most curious, passionate and fearless filmmakers out there, and we’re so excited to welcome him to St Andrews to talk about his professional journey and the stories he’s interested in telling.”

The festival is on 14-16 April and its theme this year is “beginnings”.

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