Film

Whisky Galore!

When: Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., Sat., May 20, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 21, 8 p.m. 2017

World War II is ravaging Europe, and its repercussions are felt even in the remotest parts of the Hebridean islands. On one, the Scots have finished the last of their stored whisky, and owing to rationing, they won't get more any time soon. Can the islanders gut out the war drinking only tea? Providence throws them a lifeline when a ship ferrying a large cargo of whisky goes down off-shore. Can they figure out how to get to the ship and "borrow" some of that liquid loot without running afoul of the local authority, Captain Waggett (Eddie Izzard)? Gillies MacKinnon's Whisky Galore! is inspired by a real-life incident that occurred during the war. The film screens at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday (May 19 to 21) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $5 to $7.

Paul Friswold

Price: $5-$7

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