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Friday, August 1 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Blackbird

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Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. Around him Portaran's fading glory is there for all to see. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and the young generation are leaving for the cities. The passing of town matriarch, Isobel, shakes Ruadhan to the core. Another character gone, another voice lost. Portaran's soul is slipping away and neither Alec, the town bard, or mistress-of-the-ceilidh Lorna, have the stomach to fight the change. Intent on saving Portaran, Ruadhan finds not even his best friend, Calum, is interested in joining his campaign. Calum has invested in an old car he plans to fix up and head for Spain in. As other youngsters abandon Portaran and incomers arrive with plans to remodel the town for tourists, Ruadhan becomes isolated. The return of childhood sweetheart, Amy, sparks Ruadhan's determination to stay and his struggle to keep the past alive. When Alec takes off to a retirement home in mysterious circumstances, Ruadhan must act quickly to save him and protect the town he loves. As the tempo rises and his battle begins to spiral out of control, it is Ruadhan himself who needs saving.Haunted by the songs and traditions of the past, Blackbird is a story of loss all too familiar across Scotland. Featuring legendary Scottish performers Norman Maclean and Sheila Stewart, alongside up and coming talent, Blackbird brings Scottish stars of past and future to the big screen.

Cast:
Andrew Rothney, Scarlett Mack, Norman Maclean, Patrick Wallace, Sheila Stewart, Margaret Bennett, Gayle  McCutcheon, Robert Turner, Allan Thornton, Deborah Whyte, Isabella Baronello, Sarah Sunderland, Christopher Hammond, Sara Pearce, Carolyn Galloway

UK | 2013 | Runtime: 90 min.
 

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Blackbird

Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. Around him Portaran's fading glory is there for all to see. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and the young generation are leaving for the cities. The passing of town matriarch, Isobel, shakes Ruadhan to the core. Another character gone, another voice lost. Portaran's soul is slipping away and neither Alec, the town bard, or mistress-of-the-ceilidh Lorna... Read More →



Friday August 1, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Redfield Auditorium, Redfield Building, WHOI 86 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543

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