2012 Cannes Film festival Jury Prize Winner!
Legendary director Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most distinguished and respected filmmakers, who makes tough, uncompromising films about a beleaguered working class with poetry and humor, and longtime writing partner Paul Laverty (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Bread and Roses and My Name is Joe), present an engagingly off-kilter new film. A hilarious story about second chances, The Angels’ Share is tender crowd-pleaser and comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. Robbie (Paul Brannigan), a young ne’er do well and broke new father with a good heart is in serious trouble with the law. When he holds his newborn son for the first time, he is determined that the boy will have a better life, one with more opportunities than he has been offered in this insular, blue collar world. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers, “the angels’ share” is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist.
101 minutes. Not rated.Start time is 7:00 PM. Meet at staircase at 6:45.
After the film we will walk to Mash, a bourbon, whiskey, and beer bar on 211 E. Washington St. Website: http://www.mashbar.net