Aviemore Heroes in the Glen Festival: 25-27 July 2015

Heroes in the Glen Festival: Sat 25 – Mon 27 July

Screen Machine will be in Aviemore from Sat 25 to Mon 27 July as part of the Heroes in the Glen Festival, taking place at the Macdonald Resort. 

The festival is sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland and Macdonald Aviemore Resort and is in aid of the STV Charity Appeal Event supporting Highland Hospice Project Build Appeal, MFR Cash for Kids and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue, so all income from ticket sales will go to the charities.

Screen Machine will bring you: films for children and families; three documentaries about extreme feats by individuals on the ‘heroes’ theme; specially selected films from the Scottish Screen Archive including an opportunity to see how things were around Aviemore in the past and the highly popular From Scotland With Love. And on Sunday evening there’s a chance to revisit the much-loved Local Hero. We’re catering for kids with two opportunities to see Minions: at 11am on Saturday and 11am on Monday. You can catch up with the latest Screen Machine programme later on Monday evening with Academy Award winning Julianne Moore in Still Alice, and the much acclaimed new hit starring Michael Fassbender, Slow West.


To make life easy, you can buy a Weekend Pass at £14 for adults and £7 for kids and seniors. This gives entry to all films being screened on Saturday and Sunday on both the Screen Machine and in the Speyside Cinema at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort and also the Monday morning screening of Minions on the Screen Machine. Or if you only fancy one of the films, you can buy a ticket for any screening in either venue on a one-off basis. The Weekend Pass and tickets for all films screening on the Screen Machine are available for sale at any time on Saturday or Sunday from our friendly staff at the Screen Machine. The Weekend Pass is also available at the festival kiosk.

Please note that Monday evening films Still Alice and Slow West can be booked online as usual at www.screenmachine.co.uk Speyside Cinema is screening Inside Out and Ant Man, so there is a wide choice of films available over the three days. Screen Machine will be parked at the centre of the action at the resort – in the central resort car park. You can’t see us from the road, but we’ll be there! Please see below for full details of the films being screened on the Screen Machine.

Minions    Tickets: £5/£3

Sat 25 at 11am (U) 111 mins The miniature maniacs from Despicable Me have an adventure of their own and are recruited by a new super-villain. “… noisy, imaginative and seriously silly…” Time Out

Walking the Amazon        All tickets: £2 per episode

Part 1: Peru to Brazil 

Part 2: Brazil to the Atlantic

Part 1: Sat 25 at 2pm, Part 2: Sat 25 at 3.30pm (PG) 2 x 60 mins episodes  The story of Ed Stafford’s two and a half year journey to become the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River.

From Scotland With Love    Tickets: £5/£3

Sat 25 at 7.30pm  (U) 75 mins  Stunning Scottish archive film with transcendent score by King Creosote. Made entirely of Scottish film archive this film by award winning director Virginia Heath is a journey to our collective past’ the film explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Brilliantly edited with a specially commissioned soundtrack.

Scottish Film Archive Programme   All tickets: £2

Sun 26 at 2pm (U) 75 mins  Be fascinated, rekindle memories, see how it was in the past with three films which show life in the Aviemore area from previous decades.

A9 Highland Highway (30 mins) From 1972-82 a documentary on the remaking of the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

So Far So Good (20 mins) The efforts of the Strathspey Railway Association to restore the defunct Aviemore station to full use.

Highland Playground (12 mins) From 1968 – Winter sports activities in the Cairngorm area and the facilities offered at the Aviemore Centre

Extreme Lives: Cannibals and Crampons   All tickets: £2

Sun 26 at 3.45pm  (PG) 60 mins  Film charting the expedition of two ex-army officers as they try to climb Mt Mandala in New Guinea. One is the adventurer Mark Anstice, and the second is explorer Bruce Parry, who went on to greater fame in the BBC shows Tribe and Amazon. A proper adventure film – they face, and overcome, things we wouldn’t dare imagine.

Local Hero   Tickets: £7/£5 

Sun 26 at 7.30pm  (PG) 111 mins  An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don’t go as expected. A Scottish classic!

Minions            Tickets £5/£3

Mon 27 at 11am  (U) 111 mins  The miniature maniacs from Despicable Me have an adventure of their own and are recruited by a new super-villain. “… noisy, imaginative and seriously silly…” Time Out

Still Alice       Tickets £7.50/£5.50

Mon 27 at 5.30pm  (12A) 101 mins  Academy Award-winning performance from Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor whose bouts of forgetfulness are diagnosed as early-onset Alzheimer’s. “Julianne Moore shines…” The Guardian

Slow West       Tickets £7.50/£5.50

Mon 27 at 8.30pm  (15) 83 mins A Scottish teenager leaves his Highland home for the Wild West in search of the girl he loves, and joins forces with a mysterious bandit, played by Michael Fassbender. “Bold, beautiful and original.” The Guardian

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