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John M. Kelly Library & Archives

Movies: Scottish Cinema

Braveheart

PN1997 .B73 2000 DVD
177 minutes; released 1995.
Mel Gibson directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning epic based on the life of legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace.

Gregory's Girl

Gregory's Girl

PN1997 .G763 2001 DVD
91 minutes; released 1981.
Gregory loses his place on his high school soccer team, only to fall in love with the girl who's replaced him. Starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy and Clare Grogan. Directed by Bill Forsyth.

Local Hero

PN1997 .L63 1999 DVD
111 minutes; released 1983.
A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland.

Man of Aran

PN1997 .M35 2003 DVD
77 minutes; released 1934.
Robert Flaherty's documentary about life in the Aran Islands.

Orphans

PN1997 .O75 2000 DVD
98 minutes; released 1997.
Brought together by their mother's death, four siblings of a Scottish Catholic working class family are propelled into a comical nightmare of absurd mishaps and bittersweet mayhem.

Ratcatcher

PN1997 .R38 2002 DVD
94 minutes; released 1999.
Life in a Glasgow housing project during the 1973 garbageworkers strike as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old. Directed by Lynne Ramsay.

Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle

PN1997.2 S433 2008 DVD
88 minutes; released 2007.
A young man's curiosity about his family history leads him on an adventure to one of Scotland's most treacherous mountains. Seachd is the first contemporary Scots Gaelic feature film. In Gaelic with English and Spanish subtitles. This is a Region 2 DVD and may not be compatible with all DVD players.

Trainspotting

PR6073 .E47 T732 1996 DVD
94 minutes; released 1996.
An intimate look inside the subculture of heroin abuse in Scotland based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. Audio-track available in English or French. Starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Kelly Macdonald. Directed by Danny Boyle.

Tunes of Glory

PR6061 .E59 T82 2004 DVD
106 minutes; released 1960.
A whiskey-drinking commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion and his educated, by-the-book rival become locked in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men. Starring Alec Guinness. Directed by Ronald Neame.