Baby Pictures: Local Hero

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BBFC RatingBaby Pictures: Local Hero

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GenreDrama, Comedy
Director(s)Bill Forsyth
Writer(s)Bill Forsyth
LanguageEnglish, Russian, Japanese
Running Time1HR 51MINS
SeasonBaby Pictures

Baby Pictures is our regular Friday morning film slot exclusively for carers with little ones aged twelve months and under. Marking four decades since its release, this week's screening revisits Bill Forsyth's Local Hero.

Forsyth put Scottish cinema on the map with this enchanting cult hit, which follows Texas oil executive and ace dealmaker Mac (Peter Reigert) who is sent to buy out a coastal village in the Highlands and replace it with a refinery. Caught between his demanding boss back in Houston (Burt Lancaster) and the community, Mac soon becomes captivated by remote Scottish life and its inhabitants.

Funny, spirit-lifting and dripping with charm, Local Hero is a poignant ode to the power of community that loses none of its magic on the big screen 40 years on. Restored in 2K - made from original 35mm materials.

Baby Pictures 

Baby Pictures is open to carers and little ones of twelve months and under. As everyone in the cinema is a parent or carer, there’s no need to worry if it gets a little noisy. Everyone understands. Customers not accompanying a baby will be turned away.

The lights are turned up a little bit and the sound is a little softer to create a peaceful environment for you and the baby. It’s just for carers (Mum, Dad, Granny, Granda, whoever it is it looking after the tot) and babies. Up to two adults can come with a baby. Please note: we cannot allow babies over the age of 12 months to come to Baby Pictures.  

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