Jewels in the Wasteland 2019, presented by MUBI

LOCAL HERO

Directed by Bill Forsyth

United Kingdom, 1983, 1h 51min, 35 MM

Jewels in the Wasteland 2019, presented by MUBI

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Wed, May 8

Hosted by Richard Linklater with a post-screening audience discussion.

In Bill Forsythe’s sly comedy of manners, Burt Lancaster plays an American oil billionaire who dispatches a young underling (Peter Riegert) to Scotland to buy up a small village so that it can be destroyed and make way for an oil refinery. In 35mm.

ABOUT JEWELS IN THE WASTELAND

AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater returns with the latest cycle of Jewels In The Wasteland, a series designed to spotlight some of the best films made during the 1980s. This was a time when zillion-dollar studio blockbusters became the norm, while in other corners of the industry, a new kind of independent cinema was taking shape, and auteurs young and old made important work.

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