Whisky Galore screening on Wednesday November 22 will be followed by a discussion group at the cinema's bar hosted by Dr. Grazia Ingravalle.
During World War II, the tiny Scottish island of Todday runs out of whisky. When the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground nearby during a heavy fog, the islanders are delighted to learn that its cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. When officious English commanding officer Captain Waggett (Basil Radford) demands return of the liquor, shopkeeper Joseph Macroon (Wylie Watson) and his daughters Peggy (Joan Greenwood) and Catriona (Gabrielle Blunt) spearhead an island rebellion.
Dr. Grazia Ingravalle is Lecturer in British and Minority Cinemas at Queen Mary University of London. She writes about film archives, early cinema, digitisation, and decolonisation in academic journals (such as The Moving Image, Screen, Viewfinder and the JCMS) and her book Archival Film Curatorship: Early and Silent Cinema from Analog to Digital will be out at the end of 2023. Grazia has also worked as curator, focusing on experimental, colonial, and repertoire film programmes.