Local Hero

Dir: Bill Forsyth
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay
111mins   1983   UK   PG   English   

Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colourful boss to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction.

'Here is a small film to treasure, a loving, funny, understated portrait of a small Scottish town and its encounter with a giant oil company' - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


Wed 25 January