Cinemaattic and Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, 21st July 2018 / 6:00pm - Sunday, 22nd July 2018 / 8:00pm


To celebrate Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 40th anniversary, the festival teams up with local film collective Cinemaattic for Two Special Nights on Jazz and¬†Films. ūüé∑ūüéļ ūüé∂ ūüéĻ The Spanish punks change the attic space for Teviot Row basement, bringing animated, documentary and fiction Jazz-related films together for two Jazz-themed screenings.¬†UPDATE! Both¬†Cinemaattic¬†Film & Jazz Evenings (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22) will include the live performance of one of our favorite local bluesmen. We managed to persuade ‘The Manolettes‘ to join us for these special evenings.

Night 1 | Jazz & Short Films | SAT 20 JULY 6.30PM | Teviot Row Basement | 

Night 2 | Chico y Rita | SUN 21 JULY 6PM | Teviot Row Basement | 


Night 1 | Jazz & Short Films


Films that capture the panic before auditioning at the famous Apollo Theatre, an animated radiography into Woody Allen’s preoccupations and the funny happenings in a post-concert awkward reception are part of the short-film programme. Documentary films bringing the traditional sounds of Mali and Burkina Faso and short docs on Jazz maestros also complete a tailored selection to celebrate the festival’s 40th edition.

Well trained on the ancient craft of improvisation, Cinemaattic collective brings a unique collection of international short films to celebrate 40 years of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Pencil doon folks,

Saturday 21st July at Teviot Row Basement, from 6.30pm

Free Entrance, Limited seats available, Age Rate: 15+

Get your tickets HERE


Night 2 | Chico y Rita 

Edinburgh Spanish punk collective Cinemaattic bring probably one of the greatest films ever made about Latin Jazz and Cuba music scene.

Escape to sunny Havana with the colourful, warm and toe-tapping animated film Chico & Rita. Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Calle 54) has teamed up with long-time friend, designer Javier Mariscal, to create a fictional tale of enduring love against the backdrop of the real-life Cuban and New York jazz scene of the late 1940s and ¬Ď50s.

chico-y-rita (1)Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey ¬Ė in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero ¬Ė brings heartache and torment. Like Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, Chico & Rita is extraordinarily evocative, using colour and rhythm to create a real sense of time and place. From sexy, sultry Havana to the grey streets of New York to the bright lights of Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Paris, this film is a true kaleidoscope, and all the better for it.

With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz. The film features music by legends Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King).

This screening is proudly supported by Spanish Embassy in UK and AECID Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

UPDATE! Both¬†Cinemaattic Film & Jazz Evenings (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22) will include the live performance of one of our favorite local bluesmen. We managed to persuade ‘The Manolettes‘ to join us for these special evenings.manolettes

The Manolettes! Blues to the bone. A full set one man band -guitar, drums, harmonica, voice- featuring tunes by the legends Howlin Wolf, Muddy Watters, Little Walter, Louis Jordan as as originals. Following the footsteps of artists well known to the festival such as Ben Prestage or Mike Whellans, this time performing songs that you can hear on Woody Allen’s soundtracks or the film Chico and Rita.

Pencil doon folks,

Sunday 22 July 6pm at Teviot Row (Basement)

Free Entrance but limited seats available, Age Rate: 15+

Get your tickets HERE


  • Our Past events

    CARMEN & LOLA | Alternative Valentine’s Special Screening | Glasgow and Edinburgh

    Friday, 15th February 2019 / 7:30pm - 11:00pm

    ‚ėÖ¬†THURSDAY | 14th FEB | Glasgow | CCA | Tickets here ‚ėÖ FRIDAY | 15th¬†FEB | Edinburgh | NEW VENUE – Lauriston Hall | Tickets here EDINBURGH’S SCREENING WILL BE AT 8:00PM¬† doors open at 7:30 AT OUR NEW VENUE Lauriston Hall 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ CARMEN & LOLA The perfect Alternative Valentine‚Äôs […]

    Read More
    Carmen & Lola
  • Our Past events

    CinemaAttic London presents ‘All my loving’

    Friday, 15th February 2019 / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   Hey folks, Yes, we know, we¬īve been missed for a while. There were changes in the team and the venue at the end of 2018 so we need some time to re balance our forces. But here we go, CinemaAttic takes London again! We come back in February and we […]

    Read More
    all my loving
  • Our Past events

    Animation Pioneer | Carlos Santa Masterclass | THE ARCHITECTURE OF TIME

    Sunday, 10th February 2019 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

    FREE EVENT BUT LIMITED SEATS , BOOK HERE ¬†Cinemaattic and Manipulate Festival celebrates Colombian Art and Animation with the retrospective¬†Carlos Santa & Contemporary Colombian Animation. Edinburgh and Glasgow will see a weekend long retrospective into contemporary colombian animation including the presence of the great artist¬†Carlos Santa. Considered the father of artistic animation in Colombia, Santa […]

    Read More
    Contemporary IberoAmerican Animation
  • Our Past events

    Colombian Animation | Short-Film Night + Carlos Santa Exhibition Opening

    Friday, 1st February 2019 / 7:30pm - Friday, 8th February 2019 / 11:00pm

    1ST OF FEBRUARY – CCA GLASGOW – GET YOUR TICKETS HERE 8TH OF FEBRUARY – EDINBURGH ATTENTION! NEW VENUE! Lauriston Hall 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ GET YOUR TICKETS As part of our retrospective into Colombian Contemporary Animation, we bring some of the greatest modern animated gems made by Colombian directors. A celebration of […]

    Read More
  • Our Past events

    Relatos de reconciliación | Carlos Santa

    Sunday, 10th February 2019 / 8:00pm - 10:00pm

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF A DOUBLE BILL Buy tickets for¬†The Mysterious Presages of Le√≥n Prozak, the other film in this double bill¬†here Buy your ticket just to watch RELATOS DE RECONCILIACION¬†¬†here BUY A TICKET FOR BOTH FILMS HERE ART STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKETS¬†HERE NEW VENUE LAURISTON HALL 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ   Part […]

    Read More
    relatos de reconciliación

Join our Newsletter

Don't miss another event get our fortnightly newsletter