New releases at Campbeltown Picture House

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A pair of movies featuring European events open at Campbeltown Picture House this weekend.

Darkest Hour (PG) opened today at 12pm, with further showings at 3pm, 6pm and 8.45pm. There are four showings a day until next Thursday.

All the Money in the World (15) opens today at 5.50pm with one showing per day at the same time till next Thursday and two late night screenings, at 9pm, on Monday and Tuesday.

Darkest Hour (PG)

As war overtook Europe in 1940, the fate of Western Europe depended on the leadership of the newly appointed  prime minister Winston Churchill – Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman.

In this stunningly cinematic history lesson, Britain faces one of the most defining and tempestuous periods of history as the inevitable threat of invasion of Nazi forces looms and the fall of France appears imminent.

Churchill must withstand his darkest hour as the fate of Western Europe hangs on the pivotal decisions he must make: negotiate a peace treaty with Germany, or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Director Joe Wright captures the crucial moments of Churchill’s private life and his public triumphs whilst evoking the riveting momentous moment of history in this compelling and inspiring story.

All the Money in the World (15)

In 1973, the teenage grandson of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) is kidnapped by an Italian crime syndicate whilst walking through the streets of Rome alone.

Almost mirroring the 1970s’ wealth of Getty, at $10 million, Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey in the lead role following a series of sexual harassment allegations claims made against him.

Ridley Scott portrays the mayhem that ensued after Getty, behaving with bone-chilling ignorance, refuses to pay the $17 million ransom to free the 16-year-old, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer- no relation) and the desperate attempt of his mother Gail (Michelle Williams).

In this stylish pulse-pounding thriller, Gail takes matters into her own hands as she attempts to rescue her son in a dark game of high-stakes negotiations.