The word is that Bill Forsythe has given up making movies because of the difficulty
of straddling the line between making what you want & making what industry demographics dictate.
If that's the case, it's a shame. And this--his most recent--outlier movie barely got any distribution or attention.
In fact, it's a miracle it made it to DVD (since most of his other films are not available right now.)
The received opinion on Forsythe is that he produces charming fables that make you smile but not laugh. Light-weight.
His serious side is ignored, or out of synch with what nowadays is considered "serious." This is an edgy,
bold movie that continually keeps you off balance--a kind of sequence to his breakthrough, "Gregory's Girl,"
but more political than romantic, as Gregory moves from student to teacher/activist. The Scottish accents are tough at times,
a second viewing really helps. But Forsythe's originality emerges gradually, until by the end you feel like you've watched
something funny, serious & original. I think it's a shame we've reached a time where a small "foreign" film like this is virtually invisible, buried under the noise, computer graphics, jump-cutting & celebrity-heavy flicks that all begin to feel the same and are generated by formula & the assumption that no one will mind that there's nothing there because they're watching, in bits & pieces, on their cell phones while multi-tasking with friends.
If you respond with sustained attention to quirkyness, to high-wire originality, to films that stay with you for days afterwards, you might enjoy "Gregory's Two Girls."