Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Whiskey Galore!

2016, Gillies MacKinnon, UK, 98 min. With Gregor Fisher, Ellie Kendrick, Eddie Izzard.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 23rd 2:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 24th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 25th 1:00pm
  • Sun, Jun 25th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jun 26th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 27th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 28th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jun 29th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“Whimsical and dreamy…what makes the film so pleasurable is the humor and lyricism with which it tells its rousing story.” — Geoffrey Macnab, Independent

“Wry and acerbic without ever resorting to crude caricatures…offers a true taste of Scotland that’s well worth acquiring.” — Eddie Harrison, The List

This sprightly remake of the beloved 1949 Ealing Studios classic (aka TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND), said to be based on a true story, is colorfully drenched in the atmosphere, traditional tunes and craggy landscape of the Hebrides, with the added twist of an intriguing new subplot. A disaster of sorts strikes the remote Scottish island of Todday when WWII prohibitions result in a whisky drought. As the villagers contemplate the horror of going without “the water of life,” a fortuitous shipwreck puts 50,000 cases of the precious amber elixir within striking distance. Only the stern pastor of the island’s only church and the pompous British home guard commander (Izzard) stand in the way. The local postman, his two winsome marriageable daughters, and a host of memorable cohorts lead a wacky midnight heist. DCP digital. (BS)

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