Amber Light, The (2019)

Rated N/R, Documentary, 93 Minutes

The story of whisky has been told many times. But this film takes a different view, showing how it has been shaped by geology and climate, by tales told on the side of the road and in the corners of pubs. Whisky is a product of folklore and myth, of music and alchemy, of chance rather than design. This is the twisting, shifting and multi-layered tale. In this journey through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink. While whisky has never been as popular, it is often seen in the context of being a brand which sits outside people’s lives. It’s often thought of as a drink which speaks of the past rather than engaged with a dynamic present.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/22/2020
  • Metro 1
  • 2:00 pm - 3:33 pm
  • 01/24/2020
  • Metro 1
  • 5:00 pm - 6:33 pm
Reviewed on January 10, 2020 by Jon Kaye


3.0 out of 10 - For a doc. about whiskey it should have focused on whiskey and not folk music and literature. (Jon)

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