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Local Hero

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In Brief: This understated little comedy from writer/director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's GirlBeing Human) offers slice-of-life veracity and social conscience in a slightly saccharine satire, a perfect example of what Andrew Sarris might have termed a "lightly likable" film. Late-period Burt Lancaster sets the story of an oil company trying to buy a picturesque Scottish island in motion, but Peters Riegert and Capaldi carry the action with ample help from Denis Lawson as the village innkeeper and Fulton McKay as a slightly deranged beach bum who rightfully owns the land. Forsyth's visual style may not be particularly noteworthy, but his work with the cast certainly is — as is the score, courtesy of Mark Knopfler. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Local Hero on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.
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Genre: Dramedy
Director: Bill Forsyth
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Peter Capaldi, Fulton McKay, Denis Lawson
Rated: PG

The Hendersonville Film Society will show Local Hero on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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