Film Programme & Tickets
The 2023 programme has been carefully curated to ensure each film is worthy of a night out with friends. Every ticket includes a refreshing Glenfiddich cocktail or two non-alcoholic drinks.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Thursday 3rd August, 7:45pm / 119 mins / NC16 (Coarse Language and Some Drug References)
*** STAFF PICK ***
Academy Award winning documentarian Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) reveals how Anthony Bourdain went from chef at an obscure New York restaurant to one of the most notorious and beloved figures in the food world and beyond. Following Bourdain from the legendary New York dive bar Siberia to a perfect lunch in Provence with Michelin-starred chef Éric Ripert, Roadrunner traces the singular trajectory of Bourdain’s career as a bestselling author, world traveler and Emmy winning television writer and producer. A nuanced portrait of a complex, contradictory and charismatic storyteller, Roadrunner is a fitting tribute to the man who reinvented cultural storytelling – and himself – over and over again.
Friday 4th August, 7:45pm / 104 mins / PG13 (Some Mature Content)
French language with English subtitles
Cannes Film Festival
GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER
2023 Academy Award Nominee
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Leo and Remi are 13-year-old best friends who do absolutely everything together. But when they start a new school and their closeness is put under scrutiny, their bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Belgian Lukas Dhont’s second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, heartbreak and healing.
Cinematographer Frank van den Eeden captures a child’s eye view of the world, bursting with colour and light. The script (written by Dhont) is so economical, and the acting so beautifully natural that Close feels less like a drama than a tapestry of fragments from a candid documentary.
Close is a touching coming-of-age drama and an unspeakably tender study of young friendship and grief.
Saturday 5th August, 7:45pm / 100 min / PG
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Sunday 6th August, 7:45pm / 108 mins / PG13 (Some Sexual References)
If it’s a smart rom-com you’re craving, this is an absolute smash starring Lily James, Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif.
A pitch perfect ballad of emotions, this romantic comedy (from the makers of Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral) follows a filmmaker who decides to document her best friend’s journey toward arranged marriage.
Moving between London and Lahore, this is a story of love, friendship, tradition and iconoclasm. How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James, Rebecca, Darkest Hour), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) dismay.
For childhood friend and neighbour Kaz (Shazad Latif, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his journey to marry a stranger, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.
Striking a touching balance between respect for cultural customs and belief in the power of romance, What’s Love Got to Do with It? offers an impassioned take on the notion of love, romance and finding that special someone.
Wednesday 9th August, 7:45pm / 123 min / NC16 (Sexual References)
SPECIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY SCREENING
Behind every great love is a great story.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, THE NOTEBOOK is an epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer’s. From a faded notebook, the old man’s words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.
Friday 11th August, 7:45pm / 102 mins / M18 (Some Mature Content)
“A father-and-daughter drama that will stop you in your tracks.”
– TIME OUT
Oscar-nominee Paul Mescal is luminous in the intimate, award-winning A24 drama from BAFTA-winning debut feature director Charlotte Wells. Winner of an incredible seven British Independent Film Awards and nominated for three Critics Choice Awards, critics have described the radiant debut feature from the Scottish filmmaker as “one of the year’s best films”. The spellbinding gem of a father-daughter drama stars Mescal (Normal People, The Lost Daughter) who delivers a masterclass in understated acting that reflects in his mesmerisingly natural rapport with extraordinary newcomer Francesca Corio.
This evocative 90s-set drama, with an effortlessly cool soundtrack to match, sees divorced dad Calum (Mescal) on a holiday with his 11-year-old daughter Sophie (Corio) to a budget Turkish resort. At the fading vacation resort, Sophie treasures rare time with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
Aftersun draws you in like an ocean current, playing out sun-baked childhood memories woven together with tender home video footage almost like a dream, but there is an inescapable feeling that something darker lingers below the surface of this beach trip. Along with Mescal and Corio who flow through this searingly emotional film with a captivating chemistry that perfectly encapsulates the complex bond between parent and child, Wells has made an unforgettable and profound mark with this heart-stopping feature debut.
Triangle of Sadness
Saturday 12th August, 7:45pm / 147 min / NC16 (Scene of Intimacy and Some Nudity)
Winner of prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival
★★★★★ “Magnificently outrageous … I’m not ashamed to say I roared with laughter throughout.” (Telegraph UK)
“Should be seen with the biggest crowd possible” (Next Best Picture)
“The most fun you will have in the cinema this year, possibly ever” (Forbes)
Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s newest continues his MO to wrap up barbed social commentary into the folds of a really great story, on this occasion via the crew and guests of a luxury cruise. Triangle of Sadness skewers the worlds of fashion, social media, and wealth in a way that’s truly just so damn funny and at times, completely provocative.
The film follows models Carl and Yaya, who are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing.
Good Will Hunting
Sunday 13th August, 7:45pm / 126 mins / NC16 (Sexual References)
The movie that made stars of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (in addition to winning them both an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) sees Damon starring as Will; a mathematics genius who works as a janitor at a prestigious college. Discovered by charismatic professor Lambeau (Stellen Skarsgard) and paired-up with troubled psychologist Sean (Robin Williams in his Oscar-winning role), what begins as combative soon becomes transformative for them all. Directed by Gus Van Sant and co-starring Minnie Driver and Casey Affleck.
Friday 18th August, 7:45pm / 88 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)
French language film with English subtitles.
“A gripping thriller”
“An immersive, breathless experience. Calamy is brilliant from start to finish.”
Following her Cesar award-winning performance in Antoinette in the Cévennes, the marvellous Laure Calamy demonstrates the phenomenal range of her talents in writer/director Eric Gravel’s gripping new drama FULL TIME, as a single woman pushed to her limits when the delicate balance between her home and work life is upended. Mother of two Julie (Calamy) is making ends meet, getting by as the head Chambermaid of a five-star hotel in Paris, with only sporadic alimony payments from her ex-husband.
Each meticulously-planned day starts before sunrise, preparing the kids for school and undertaking a long commute to work, where she unflappably completes her duties in time to return to them. But when a national railway strike breaks out – paralysing the entire Île-de-France public transport system – Julie’s routine is thrown into chaos, increasingly pushing her into a frenetic race against time that threatens everything she’s worked so hard for.
FULL TIME has all the qualities of a pulse-pounding thriller, while offering a superb commentary on the daily hustle that defines modern life. Calamy fully deserves the multiple prizes – including Best Actress at Venice 2021- awarded for her work here; she and the film’s gasp-inducing final scenes are unforgettable.
Saturday 19th August, 7:45pm / 102 mins / PG
MY GIRL is the iconic come of age drama released in 1991. Vada (Anna Chumlsky), a headstrong, courageous 11 year old girl. Living in a mortuary with her single father in the late 70’s, she makes sure that everyday is an adventure. Paired up with her best friend Thomas (Macaulay Culkin), the two live their best lives throughout the summer – that is until Vada’s widower father (Dan Akroyd) hires a new assistant (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her whole world turns upside down.
Vada does her best to fight the winds of change, but soon learns that life goes on whether she likes it or not. Growing relationships, puberty, and even the reality of death all become rotating players in Vada’s life, giving the audience a small insight into the short time we are allotted to be children. You will laugh, you will cry, you may resent bees. But, most importantly, you will feel, and that’s all we can really ask for in a film.
A perfect film for the open-air setting at Glenfiddich Films At The Fort.
Top Gun: Maverick
Sunday 20th August, 7:45pm / 130 mins / PG13 (Some Coarse Language and intense sequences)
***MUST BE SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN***
“The perfect blockbuster…Terrific in every conceivable way.”
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.