When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.

The UK Premiere of Billy Crystal's Here Today will take place at Edinburgh Filmhouse on the 25th August when the film will close the 74th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Tickets for the closing gala will go on sale with the full programme launch on 28th July. The Festival runs from 18th – 25 th August 2021.

Billy Crystal says : "I'm thrilled that Here Today has been selected to close the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021. To have an audience sit inside a cinema together and share the experience of this film after these unusual times makes me very happy.”

Nick Varley, Lead Guest Programmer of Edinburgh International Film Festival added: “We are thrilled to be closing this year’s festival with Here Today. Billy Crystal has created a wonderfully charming and touching film about friendship and growing old. The onscreen chemistry between him and Tiffany Haddish is just a joy to watch. Bring your hankies and prepare to shed tears of laughter and sadness”

Here Today

1h 57m

Director: Billy Crystal
Cast: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, Nyambi Nyambi

UK Release: Cinemas 3rd September 2021