Films at the Fort


  • Start: August 3, 2017 7:30 pm
  • End: August 3, 2017 11:00 pm

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 amphitheatre 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.

“An insightful and, on occasion, laugh-out-loud piece of filmmaking. Artfully shot and structured, its warmth and wit shine as brightly as the Californian sun.” EMPIRE.

With 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award winning BEGINNERS) brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time and the connections we search for our whole lives. It is a film that keeps redefining itself as it goes along, shifting with its characters as they navigate the pivotal summer of 1979.

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.

Mills expertly recreates the warmth and passion of a great memory – but also the urgency and energy of three generations in the throes of momentous transition. Bening gives one of her very best performances as Dorothea, conveying with subtle yet tremendous emotional power both her unconditional love for her son and her increasing bewilderment about the world she is watching him enter. Gerwig, Fanning and Billy Crudup all do outstanding work, creating complex, unique characters who each contribute in crucial ways to Jamie’s upbringing. 20TH CENTURY WOMEN is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify, haunt and inspire them through their lives.