Big Yin’s new film is a first for Kirkcaldy

Fifers will be able to see the new Billy Connolly and David Tennant film in Kirkcaldy as part of this year’s film festival, ahead of its star-studded world premiere in London.

Organisers of Kirkcaldy Film Festival have secured a special screening of ‘What We Did On Our Holiday’ for the Adam Smith Theatre on Sunday, September 21 - the day before its official premiere in London when the stars will be walking down the red carpet.

David Tennant stars in 'What We Did On Our Holiday'

David Tennant stars in 'What We Did On Our Holiday'

The BBC film - backed with more than £250,000 of public money - is just one of the new films that have been scheduled into the programme for the three day festival which runs from September 19-21.

The programme includes a black tie, red carpet 50th anniversary VIP screening of Goldfinger - the ultimate James Bond movie, starring Sean Connery as 007 and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore.

And it celebrates Fife on film with a retrospective of the work of the BAFTA-winning Paul Wright from Lower Largo, plus a rare screening of The Winter Guest which stars Emma Thompson and was shot in Pittenweem and Elie.

One of its stars, Sean Biggerstaff, will also be in town for a special Q and A.

The festival has the first screening of Woody Allen’s new movie, ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ which stars Colin Firth.

It also marks the centenary of the Great War with several powerful war movies.

All the films screen at the Adam Smith Theatre - and the official guide can be found in this week’s Fife Free Press, out on Thursday.

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