cinetopia offers a program of quality, hand-picked films. cinetopia enhances our existing program by offering you a greater diversity of film from a broad palate of genre, culture and era.
cinetopia appeals to an audience thirsty for a cinema experience not currently available in our region.
It is exclusive to Tuesday nights at 7pm with a standard ticket price of $12.
Genre: Comedy, Drama. Dir: Bill Forsyth. Country: UK.
Bill Forsyth put Scottish cinema on the map with this delightfully eccentric culture-clash comedy. Riffing on popular representations of Scottish life and folklore, Local Hero follows the Texas oil executive Mac (Peter Riegert), who is dispatched by his crackpot boss (Burt Lancaster) to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy and develop it for an oil refinery. But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and its oddball denizens—and Texas starts to feel awfully far away. Packed with a near nonstop stream of droll one-liners and deadpan gags, this enchanting cult hit finds Forsyth surveying the idiosyncrasies of small-town life with the satirical verve of a latter-day Preston Sturges, arriving at a sly commentary on conservation, corporate greed, and the legacies we leave behind.