Scottish film night at The Retreat, Glenesk

The Angels' Share will be shown at The Retreat on October 18.
The Angels' Share will be shown at The Retreat on October 18.

Local charity Angus Arts will be hosting a film screening and whisky sampling session at The Retreat, Glenesk, on Friday, October 18.

The event will open with a showing of the Scottish film ‘The Angels’ Share’.

It the story of a young Glaswegian father who narrowly avoids a prison sentence. When he and his friends from the same community payback group visit a whisky distillery, a route to a new life becomes apparent.

Sue Waddicor, administrator for Angus Arts, explained: “We’re thrilled to be part of a pilot project entitled NEAT Flicks which enables us to show films in a rural venue. We thought it would be nice to show a Scottish film as our first one, so we’ve chosen Ken Loach’s ‘The Angels’ Share’, a heart-warming, bitter-sweet comedy and winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

“As the film focuses on the malt whisky industry it seemed like a great opportunity to let people try out some malt whisky too, so we’ve teamed up with the staff at The Retreat in Glenesk who will conduct a pre-film whisky tasting session, and are also offering a plate of home-cooked stovies (vegetarians catered for).

“If people don’t want to take part in the whisky tasting then that’s just fine, they can still come along for the food or just the film.

“We do have to point out that the film has an 18 certificate due to some colourful language, so unlike almost every other event we’re involved in this is an evening strictly for the adults. It promises to be a great night and we’re all looking forward to it enormously.”

Angus Arts extended thanks to NEAT Flicks, supported by Creative Scotland, for making the event possible.

Doors open at 6.30 p.m. Tickets cost £10 for the film, whisky Tasting and stovies or £5 for the film only (starts 8 p.m.), and can be purchased from Angus Arts on 07914 341525, 01356 648669, 01356 670304, by em-ailing or at The Retreat.