Jobson’s choice as film festival in town

Still from 'Wayland's Song' film by Richard Jobson
Still from 'Wayland's Song' film by Richard Jobson

The countdown is on as Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre prepares to host the town’s first ever film festival later this month.

The three day event will run at the venue in Bennochy Road from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22.

And a diverse programme of film screenings and events is planned, including an appearance by a very special guest.

Fife film director and former frontman of punk band The Skids, will be at the theatre on the Friday night for a question and answer session following the UK premiere of his latest film, ‘Wayland’s Song’.

Evan Henderson, programme manager for the festival, said: “Anticipation for the first film festival in Kirkcaldy is tangible and it promises to be a glamorous occasion in Kirkcaldy’s events calendar and the beginning of something really big for the town.

“ We think we’ve put together an interesting programme which examines much of the area’s unique history; we’ll be reminiscing about the glitz of the lost cinemas of Kirkcaldy’s golden age of entertainment and reflecting Fife’s historic trading links with the Netherlands, Sweden and Russia through our screenings of the highest quality European films.

“Most excitingly though, we look to the future with new films and are delighted to be welcoming back to Fife long-term supporter and Renaissance man Richard Jobson, who insisted that the UK premiere of his new film took place here rather than at the London Film Festival, which is a real honour for us and for Kirkcaldy.”

Tickets for all of the events over the three days are now on sale from the Adam Smith Theatre box office.

For full programming details visit www.onfife.com.

To win VIP tickets to the festival see page 38.