Whisky Galore!This film has been classified as BBFC certificate PG

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2017 , 98 mins

Director: Gillies Mackinnon
Cast: Kevin Guthrie, Ellie Kendrick, Gregor Fisher, Sean Biggerstaff, Naomi Battrick, Eddie Izzard

Synopsis

Remake of a 1949 Ealing classic, which has become possibly Scotland’s best-loved and best-known film, tells the real-life story of the SS Politician, the 8,000 ton cargo ship which, during the War, was heading for Jamaica and New Orleans with 24,000 cases of whisky. But a gale struck, running she ship aground off the coast of a fictional Hebridean island. The tale of how the locals raided the wreck for its consignment of whisky has become legend. Eddie Izzard plays Captain Waggett, the Home Office guard who wants to prevent looting and orders that all the islanders homes must be searched.

This re-make, by the respected director Gillies (Regeneration, Hideous Kinky) Mackinnon boasts charming performances from Gregor Fisher as Joseph Macroon and Eddie Izzard as Captain Waggett, as well as from a host of other characters in the story, in particular James Cosmo as the hellfire preacher and John Sessions as the doctor. A celebration of cameraderie and ingenuity.

“What makes the film so pleasurable is the humour and lyricism with which it tells it’s rousing story” Independent

“The gentle, subversive wit of the 1949 version has been left intact” The Times

PG: Contains mild bad language

SCOTLAND’S FAR NORTH: prior to all screenings of Whisky Galore!, we will be screening a photo presentation of work from the 1970s and 80s, which provides a unique insight into Scotland’s remote landscapes, islands and peoples. This presentation complements a major exhibition at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, 24/06 to 27/08. So please arrive 15 mins prior to scheduled start times to be sure of catching this.