Film festival celebrates Fife on the big screen

Kirkcaldy Film Festival 2014 brochure''Runs Sept 19-21
Kirkcaldy Film Festival 2014 brochure''Runs Sept 19-21

Kirkcaldy Film Festival has unveiled its programme for 20124 - and it promises some great movie magic as the town is turned into the ‘Athens of the north’ for three days.

The second annual festival runs from September 19-21 at the Adam Smith Theatre and includes workshops, classic movies, and a celebration of Fife on the silver screen.

It also commemorates the centenary of World War 1, and has some special films just for kids.

Alan Morrison, artistic director, believes Kirkcaldy is the perfect host for the festival.

‘‘Last year’s first ever festival proved that Fife film fans have an appetite for cinema not to be found in the local multiplex ... and this year there’s a whole new box of delights ready to be unwrapped.’’

Star billing goes to a 50th anniversary screening of the James Bond classic, ‘Goldfinger’ on Saturday 20th.

The 1964 box office hit, which starred Scotland’s very own Sean Connery as 007 and introduced us to the legendary henchman, Odd Job, will be a special black tie, glammed-up screening complete with live entertainment and a glass of bubbly.

The Kingdom also features strongly a film location.

Alan Rickman’s ‘The Winter Guest’ follows four sets of characters on the same wintry day, and was partly filmed in Pittenweem and Elie, and stars Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law and Sean Biggerstaff.

Lower Largo film director Paul Wright is featured too.

There are rare screenings of his four short films as well as his acclaimed ‘For Those In Peril’ - the first time it has been screened in the Kingdom.

The festival also has the debut of Woody Allen’s latest film, ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ which stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

Fans of the improvised sitcom ‘Outnumbered’ will be keen to see its creators Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton’s new project ‘What we Did On Our Holidays’ which stars David Tennant, Billy Connnolly and Rosamund Pike.

The WW1 commemorations include ‘Regeneration;’ which looks at the emergence of the famous war poets; ‘La Grande Illusion’ one of the greatest anti-war films ever made, and a special schools screening of ‘Paths Of Glory’ which was directed by Stanley Kubrick - it will also be followed with a special discussion about the famous director.

Full details of the festival - which is supported by OnFife, Fife Cultural Trust, and the Fife Free Press - are available at