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BY FRIDAY THE WAIT WILL BE OVER
Yes! By Friday the wait will be over and we can all sit back and enjoy the sheer delight that is
LOCAL HERO (1983) UK, Bill Forsyth, Comedy/Drama, 111mins, PG. This tribute to rural Scotland’s irresistible charm is also the ultimate parable of going native. Texan billionaire Felix Happer despatches hot-shot executive "Mac" MacIntyre to buy up a Scottish fishing village. To his surprise, Mac finds the villagers receptive, but the plan is scuppered by the intransigence of a solitary fisherman who refuses to budge from his beach-side shack. As Mac becomes ever more embedded into village life, Happer decides to make a personal intervention. Forsyth’s unashamedly romantic evocation of Scotland is heightened by Mark Knopfler’s famous guitar score; the result is one of the most fondly admired British films of the 1980s.
At The County Hotel, Selkirk, the perfect place for that pre-film meal and post-film drink, and of course, blether. Doors open 7.00pm, film starts 7.30.
Whatever the hell else is happening in this crazy life we call life there is always the darkened room full of friends and strangers - the friends we haven't met yet - and the moment the flickering light hits the screen, and then we know, everything will be alright.
See you Friday. Al x