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McDonald at the Movies: Local Hero

Wed, Oct 10 / 7 pm
Directed by Bill Forsyth
1983, UK, 111 min

Once a month, comedian, star and co-founder of Kids in the Hall, comic Kevin McDonald will choose and introduce a handpicked film from the archives of comic history.

Though he only made a handful of films, (including Gregory’s Girl, Comfort and Joy, and Housekeeping), director Bill Forsyth was the master of wry, gentle humour. Texas oil tycoon Felix (Burt Lancaster) sends Mac (Peter Rigert), a junior exec to Scotland to persuade the villages to sell their town so Knox Oil can build an oil refinery. The town’s residents are only too happy to sell but Mac soon falls in love with the landscape and realizes what is missing from his life.

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Four stars. Here is a small film to treasure….loving, funny, understated.
- Roger Ebert
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