Indie Films Fernie wraps up season with The Angels’ Share

The Angels
The Angels' Share
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Indie Films Fernie (IFF) is wrapping another season of unique and independent movies with The Angels’ Share. The Scottish comedy-drama tells the story of a young Glaswegian father determined to turn over a new leaf.

Directed by Ken Loach and starring Paul Brannigan and John Henshaw, The Angels’ Share was the winner of the Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the story of Robbie, a new dad, who narrowly avoids jail and vows to make some changes in his life.

After holding his newborn son Luke for the first time, Robbie is overwhelmed by the moment and swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has. While serving a community service order, he meets Rhino, Albert, and Mo. Little did Robbie and his new friends know that turning to drink to drown their sorrow might change their lives.

After an outing to a distillery where he discovers he has a natural nose for whiskey, Robbie hatches a plan to plunder a few bottles of extremely rare Malt Mill whisky, which would give him and his fellow roughnecks enough money to clear their debts and start anew. As two per cent of every barrel of whisky evaporates over the course of a year, the so-called ‘angels’ share’, Robbie and his mates reason that it could be put to better use down on earth.

IFF is proud to present the award-winning, bittersweet comedy as the final movie of the season. The Angels’ Share will play Monday, 7 p.m., at the Vogue Theatre.

IFF will return for a new season of independent film in September.

Tickets: Members – Adult $9, Youth $8, Standard – Adult, $10, Youth $9.


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