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Tilda Swinton's Highlands fling

August 04, 2009|Associated Press

Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton is spending part of the summer hauling a mobile movie theater across the Scottish Highlands.

Swinton and fellow film fans are transporting the movie truck through towns and villages for a traveling film festival. Most of the time they drive, but volunteers are pulling the 40-ton truck for part of the journey on foot.

Swinton told Monday's edition of the Guardian newspaper that audiences in remote communities were hungry for non-mainstream films and for an "experience of cinema" unavailable on DVD.

The six-day event follows a film festival Swinton helped organize last year in her hometown of Nairn on Scotland's east coast.

Swinton, 48, won a supporting actress Oscar for 2007's "Michael Clayton."

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