THE WINSLOW BOY – Killearn Buffet


Director: David Mamet

1h 44 min (1999) U

Genre: Drama, Romance

Short Description

Following a theft of a postal-order, a fourteen-yer old cadet is expelled from Naval College.  To save the honour of the boy and his family, the pre-eminent barrister of the day is engaged to take on the might of the Admiralty.

A wee bird told me the play that this film was adapted from was a set text in schools in England quite a few years ago.  The Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society did a stage-version of the play, so many will be familiar with the story.

Jeremy Northam won Best British Performance in 1999 at Edinburgh International Festival which is commonly abbreviated to EIFF.   A true gem of a film showing an interesting side to life at the time.

Neil North whom plays First Lord of the Admiralty in this film version of the play, played Ronnie Winslow in the 1948 film version of the play.  Word is when he was on set in 1999 he casually told  the crew and they were stunned into silence as the serendipity is very poignant.

Performers: Rebecca Pidgeon /  Jeremy Northam / Nigel Hawthorne / Matthew Pidgeon / Gemma Jones / Lana Bilzerian / Sarah Flind

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*Friday 26th July – Venue: Killearn Village Hall G63 9NL – doors open: 7:00 pm – films start: 8:30 pm*


Dead Sea Reels: directed by Don Coutts –  written by Sergio Cascio.

This is one of the last films in which veteran Oscar-nominated actor Ian Bannen appeared in before he died and the actor said it was one of his favourite films to act in.

You will start your evening with a small complimentary glass of bubbles in the Garden-Room then move upstairs to the Main Hall for the buffet.  Then we will screen our pre-movie followed by a Q and A with Director Don Coutts and Writer Sergio Cascio.  Then the main feature will start.

The event is BYOB, which means bring your own bottle if you would like an alcoholic drink with your buffet and during the film.