Bill Forsyth

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Award-winning independent Scottish writer and director Bill Forsyth talks about his career and making his films “Housekeeping,” “Local Hero,” and “Gregory’s Girl,” among others. 

Film Forum is screening "Gregory's Girl" and "Local Hero" on April 22. Ticket information here.


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Comments [8]

Anna Hawthorne from Nova Scotia Canada

Listening today ( 8 July 2010 ) after revisiting 'Local Hero' ~ Director Bill Forsyth's gentle humanity creates a resonance everyone hears internally... almost in silence.. perhaps unknowingly we understand a curious recognition of our own yearning, longing.

Jul. 09 2010 10:42 AM
The Truth from BKNY

At that age? Leonard, correction, girls/women are ALWAYS ahead of boys/men!

Apr. 15 2010 01:15 PM
kbinps from park slope

Local Hero is my favorite movie of all time. I had the good fortune to see it again at the 25th(?) anniversary showing at the Tribeca Y where Peter Riegert appeared. While your memeory can often make things seem better than they were this movie held up to my high expectations.

Apr. 15 2010 01:15 PM
tom from uws

Is it true that Gregory's Girl was re-looped for American audiences? (Because the accents were too thick for us?)

Apr. 15 2010 01:14 PM
Connie from NJ

Yes, we need more of MR. Forsyth's movies available on disk. I haven't seen 'Housekeeping' since it was in the theaters. 'Comfort and Joy' should be seen by more people as well.

'Local Hero' is perhaps my favorite movie.

Apr. 15 2010 01:13 PM
BC from NJ

Hi, Leonard--

Thanks so much for having Bill Forsyth on your show. Could you please ask Bill if there's any possibility that COMFORT AND JOY will be available on DVD in the U.S. anytime soon?

Apr. 15 2010 01:10 PM

I love "local hero". It holds up over time and repeated viewings. Hope there's a new one soon.

Apr. 15 2010 12:31 PM
Maggie from New York

Is Housekeeping coming out on DVD any time soon? It's my favourite, favourite film.

Apr. 15 2010 11:05 AM

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