FILMS AT THE FORT 2017
Films At The Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo is Singapore’s premier open-air cinema event, combining award winning films with gourmet food and wine.
From the creators of Sunset Cinema, Films At The Fort is celebrating its 5th anniversary in the beautiful natural amphitheater of Fort Canning Park from 3rd - 20th August 2017.
Films At The Fort is the perfect place to unwind with friends over a glass of wine and a picnic before enjoying an award winning film under the stars.
Films At The Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo’s film programme has been carefully curated to ensure that every film is enjoyable and worthy of a night out with friends.
Catch award-winning new releases, cult classics and documentaries that are sure to entertain, challenge and inspire you in equal measure.
As always, a strong demand for tickets is expected, so gather your friends and secure your spot now.
Thursday 3rd August / 119 minutes / NC16
Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free- spirite punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor.
Friday 4th August / 90 minutes / M18
THE WALL is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship. Directed by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), THE WALL stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals,” “Kick-Ass,” “Savages” “Godzilla,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and WWE star John Cena (“Trainwreck,” “Daddy’s Home”).
Saturday 5th August / 130 minutes / M18
Best pals, Thelma Dickinson (Geena Davis) and Louise Sawyer (Susan Sarandon) decide they need a weekend getaway from their humdrum lives. Thelma is married to a controlling brute who likes his wife to be quiet in the kitchen while he watches sports. Louise works as a waitress in a busy diner, and her musician boyfriend is always off on the road somewhere. They jump into Louise’s 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible, let the top down, and zoom off down the road on a fishing trip. But trouble finds them at a roadhouse pitstop and their relaxing weekend away soon turns into a wild run from the law.
Sunday 6th August / 127 minutes / PG
With three Academy Award nominations and a number of prestigious awards from across the international film festival circuit, HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in History: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that resorted the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. This uplifting biographical drama based on a true story is the perfect feel good way to end your Sunday.
Tuesday 8th August / 104 minutes / NC16
In this intelligent, exceptionally-written, and visually-captivating thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
Wednesday 9th August / 116 minutes / M18
Maximise the National Day holiday with the light hearted new release BAYWATCH. It’s an easy to watch modern version of the classic TV series that starred David Hasselhoff & Pamela Anderson.
BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Thursday 10th August, 7:30pm / 98 minutes / PG
The untold story of Britain’s most celebrated leader plays out in this biographical drama, uncovering the true nature of Churchill’s herculean war-time status and his vital relationship with “Clemmie” – his backbone and total confidant. The love that inspired him to greatness.
Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as an architect of carnage.
Friday 11th August / 102 minutes / M18
From the writer of Sicario, HELL OR HIGH WATER is a gripping action-thriller about family, crime and justice.
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms.
Saturday 12th August / 116 minutes / PG
Nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 1998, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is an extraordinary cinematic experience no one should miss. Roberto Benigni’s LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL transports you to a world that even in its darkest moments, shines a light of hope and joy. A magical tale, it tells the captivating story of one man’s love for his family and his ability to use the power of imagination to save them. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is deeply moving, intensely funny and an unforgettable masterpiece that will stay with you always. This film is in Italian with English subtitles.
Sunday 13th August / 110 minutes / PG
In a high octane thriller for the big screen that needs no introduction, Tom Cruise stars as Maverick, a talented training pilot in an elite U.S. school for fighter pilots.
The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanour put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn’t only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he’s also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). It’s almost as though TOP GUN was made to be screened at an outdoor cinema.
Wednesday 16th August / 50 minutes + 90 minutes / NC16
PROXIMITY is the new release surf/travel film from one of the biggest names in surfing, director Taylor Steele. We are thrilled to announce that Taylor Steele (Director) and Michael Lawrence (Producer) will be attending the screening (a Singapore premiere) and hosting a Q&A session before the film.
After PROXIMITY finishes (50 mins), a second film (THE FOURTH PHASE) will be screened. The innovators behin The Art of Flight, Red Bull Media House in association with Brain Farm, bring you iconic snowboarder Travis Rice’s highly-anticipated return in THE FOURTH PHASE. THE FOURTH PHASE is the most anticipated film in snowboard history and follows Rice as he plots a 26,000km journey to follow the hydrological cycle around the Pacific, following snow, ice, rain and the rest in an attempt to find absolution among the elements as one of the best snowboarders in the world.
Thursday 17th August / 92 minutes / M18
In this new release action/comedy, Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang’s bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark’s goons, and a few other shady characters. They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him.
Friday 18th August / 111 minutes / M18
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture (nudging LA LA LAND of the stage), MOONLIGHT is a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery. Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.
Saturday 19th August / 110 minutes / PG
John Travolta became the world’s box office king with his unforgettable performance as Danny Zuko in this film version of the smash hit Broadway musical about the fabulous 50’s. Olivia Newton John rocketed to stardom in her American film debut as the adorable and sexy Sandy who’s determined to win Zuko’s heart. The supporting cast boasts incredible performances from Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, Frankie Avalon, Sid Caesar, Eve Arden and countless others. This in an all time film classic and will be “electrifying” on the big screen.
Sunday 20th August / 119 minutes / NC16
The Big Sick proved a huge hit with attendees at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is now a real chance of being this 2017’s best comedy release. Directed by Michael Showalter, the film was written by both comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon, telling the story of their real-life romance to particularly touching effect.
The Big Sick sees a Pakistan-born aspiring comedian who has a one-night stand with grad student Emily after one of his shows. However, their brief fling blossoms into something much deeper, which proves complicated for Kumail in the face of his traditional Muslim parents.