Local Hero

Five by Forsyth

September 27–October 6, 2019

The opening credits of Bill Forsyth’s 1979 debut film That Sinking Feeling tell us “The action of this film takes place in a fictitious town called Glasgow. Any resemblance to any real city called Glasgow is purely coincidental.” This gently ironic disclaimer points to both the authentic low-key naturalism and inventive fable-like quality of Forsyth’s films. In conjunction with Film Movement’s re-release of his breakthrough film Gregory’s Girl (opening on October 4 at Film Forum in Manhattan), MoMI is pleased to present this quintet of films by the Scottish director, a body of work that favors observation and character over plot, crafted by a filmmaker who has the patience and insight to let his movies breathe, and to follow the lead of their unpredictable and endearing characters.

Organized by Curator-at-Large David Schwartz