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Film Focus: Local Hero

Film Focus: Local Hero

Sun 12 March 2017 17:00-19:00

Grassmarket Community Project


Free event: reserve your place on eventbrite.


With the warmth and wry humor Bill Forsyth’s script, Local Hero is a film that continues to stand the test of time. Peter Riegert plays Mac, a business savvy Oil executive, sent to acquire the land of a remote Scottish village in a bid to expand their companies global oil operations. However, as he begins to meet the people who have made the village their home, the cast of characters leave an unshakable impression on the young Mac, forcing him to reevaluate why he is here in the first place. Our final screening will begin with a screening of the Bafta Award winning No Place Like Home by Cat Bruce.


This event is part of Gather, an annual festival which celebrates our diverse community, culture and global citizens at the University of Edinburgh. We welcome our students, staff, families and community to Gather 04 – 12 March 2017