Just Another Saturday

  • 1975
  • UK
  • 1h 17min
  • E
  • Directed by: John Mackenzie
  • Written by: Screenplay, Peter McDougall
  • Cast: Jon Morrison, Billy Connolly, Eileen McCallum, Bill Henderson, Ken Hutchison
  • Website: www.edfilmfest.org.uk/whats-on/…

Part of a double bill, screening with The Elephant's Graveyard. Incredible as it may seem, this controversial drama was Peter McDougall's first script. An incendiary work (which the police claimed would cause 'bloodshed on the streets'), it would deservedly win him the coveted Prix Italia award. Mackenzie's outstanding direction vividly captures the ferocity, tension and pathos of that script, and fully exploits the vital, youthful naiveté that actor Jon Morrison brings to the central role. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Peter McDougall and John Mackenzie

11 Jun 2009

Poor, white, Protestant and on the run from Greenock’s shipyards, Peter McDougall may not have possessed the background to execute the first two Reithian tenets of public service and probity, but he certainly knew about universality. The mythology goes…

LGBT at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

11 Jun 2009

As ever, the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s ten-day showcase of screenings, talks, interviews and special events, there’s a decent sprinkling of films that are of particular interest to those of an LGBT persuasion. Those interested in a little…

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