New and classic films from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India and South Africa
February 14-21, 2019
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Scotch Whiskey On Screen - and to Taste
This is one of those unusual remakes that actually lives up to the original– in this case the perennial British comedy classic from 1949 of the same title. What makes the new version really delicious is that it is inspired by a true story. Set on the sweeping prehistoric shores (mixed Gaelic and Norse) in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides islands during World War II, the film shows what happens when the normally complacent inhabitants are told that the island’s supply of whisky – mother’s milk to locals– has dried up. Salvation seems possible when they learn of a shipwrecked cargo vessel destined for New York and loaded with 50,000 crates of Scottish whisky. But their planned raid meets an obstacle: a bellowing home guard captain played with comic flair by the inimitable Eddie Izzard. Director Gillies MacKinnon (“Regeneration”) concocts a steaming brew out of the clash between the whisky deprived and the somewhat depraved captain. UK 2016 (98 minutes)
Mostly British will host a free whisky tasting of top of the line scotch between screenings of the whisky-themed British films “The Hippopotamus” and “Whisky Galore!”
Compliments of Gordon Biersch and WildCide
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Discounts go to SFFILM, the Fromm Institute, the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, the Calvary Presbyterian Church and persons 65 and over.