Scotland, PA

This is part of Shakespeare on Screen

Taking Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth and setting it in a '70s fast-food burger joint, SCOTLAND, PA (2001) transforms a grim tale of unchecked kingly ambition and murder into a modern story of young passion, madness, and aspirations to be general manager—all with a side of fries. Norm Duncan (James Rebhorn) has a revolutionary idea to turn his failing restaurant around: the drive-through window. But when Duncan passes over Joe “Mac” McBeth (James Le Gros) for a promotion, he and Pat McBeth (Maura Tierney) get rid of Duncan and take over his restaurant. Can Lieutenant McDuff (Christopher Walken) get to the bottom of this grisly, greasy murder?

Prof. Jeffrey Todd Knight of the University of Washington, Seattle, will lead a post-show discussion of the film. Presented in partnership with Shakespeare's First Folio: 1623–2023, a public humanities project at Portland State University commemorating Shakespeare’s legacy. For more information, go to: Shakespeare’s First Folio: 1623-2023.

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Director
Billy Morrissette
Format
Digital
Year
2001
Runtime
104 mins
Wheelchair accessible
No
Assistive Listening
Available
Open Captions (subtitles)
No
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