Welcome to Holmfirth Film Festival 2019

Sun, 28/04/2019 - 7:00pm
Sun, 26/05/2019 - 7:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:30pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 4:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm

Holmfirth Film Festival - up and running for 2019 with a season of international award winners - simply the best films of the last year.

 

Watch out for details of regular screenings (last Sunday evening of each month) of great films at HOLMFIRTH CIVIC HALL.

 

 

 

2019 CELEBRATES

 

10 years of bringing film to the Holme Valley

 

HOLMFIRTH FILM FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 7, SATURDAY 8, SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2019

 

This year, the very best of British and World Cinema. Celebrating European Film, the 50th Anniversary of The Troubles, the Golden Age of Television?, plus an all-day Local Film and Holmfirth Histories event.

 

www.holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

www.holmfirthcivichall.co.uk

www.picturedrome.net

 

 

GETTING INVOLVED

 

We have a really great bunch of volunteers; if you would like to join us, please do contact us. We are especially looking for those who might be good on the technical side of setting up and screening films, we also need social media enthusiasts who can help promote the festival, as well as anyone interested in film who can help setting up (lots of lifting and carrying) and manning events (looking after and making events enjoyable for filmgoers), .

 

info@holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

Sunday Films Coming Soon...

Sun, 28/04/2019 - 7:00pm
Civic Hall, Holmfirth
Admission free
89mins

Celebrate the release of the 2019 Film Festival brochure with a free screening of  

BADLANDS

Regarded by some critics as the finest directorial debut since Citizen Kane, this poetic, gorgeous-looking but disturbing road movie is based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the late fifties. Re-released and remastered, with a brilliant soundtrack, it stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek in their first film, alongside cult actor Warren Oates.

(Dir. Terence Malick, USA 1973, 89mins 15)


Sun, 26/05/2019 - 7:00pm
Civic Hall, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
94mins

12A

THE HEIRESSES

 

Another great award-winner from this year. Financial problems hit a wealthy female couple and the ensuring problems create a personal revolution for Ana Brun in a truly mesmerising performance. A quiet film of restlessness, beautifully observed beneath which is an ocean of emotion.

 

(Dir. Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay, 2018, 94mins 12A)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Civic Hall, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
91mins

Based on a George Simenon novel, this is a beautifully crafted, superbly acted shadowy film noir of great power. A middle aged man falls for his neighbour only to be framed for murder by her lover. Remastered and re-released, Duvivier's first film back in France after working in Hollywood is an indictment of mobs and collaboration.

Dir. Julien Duvivier (France 1946 91mins 12)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
114mins

 

 

 

IL POSTINO (The Postman) IS PART OF 2019'S LADIES WOT LUNCH EVENT.

 

Re-released and remastered, this is one of the most romantic films ever made. Set in a beautiful looking 1950s' Italy, a moving tale of poetry, love and friendship, made ever more poignant by the knowledge that the actor Massimo Trisosi, playing the poorly-educated Postman, died the day after filming ended.

Dir. Massimo Triosi, Michael Radford (Italy 1994 114mins 12)

 
TICKETS FOR LUNCH AND FILM (£15) SHOULD BE PURCHASED DIRECT FROM THE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT OF YOUR CHOICE:
 

MEZZE

THE TAP HOUSE

THE BLACK CAT RESTAURANT

WHIPPET AND PICKLE

 

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 4:00pm
Civic Hall, Holmfirth

 

 

 

Currently touring his critically acclaimed show, '75, on the 70s' EEC Referendum, twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.  You may know him as Gordon in the BBC's Two Doors Down, Ian Lavender in The Dad's Army Story or from the Alan Partridge show.  This is a chance to hear and ask the Holmfirth born actor, writer and comedian about his career and how he got to where he is. 

 

 

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
136mins

12A

My Favourite Film: Keiran Hodgson introduces Danton

 

Holmfirth's own comedic actor introduces what Stanley Kubrick called the 'Best historical drama ever made'.

 

The last weeks of one of the leaders of the French Revolution, George Danton, brilliantly played by Gerard Depardieu, and his battle with Robespierre in what is an overwhelming indictment of government oppression. The great Polish director created an Oscar winning film that still today, holds a mirror to the past and to the present.

 

Dir. Andrzej Wadja (France 1983 136mins 12)

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
98mins

12A

Superb performances from John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan as the aging comedy duo who attempt to reignite their failing career with a tour of British variety clubs in 1953. A real delight with genuinely touching moments.

 

Dir. John S. Baird (US 2018 98mins 12)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Meltham Carlile institute
Adults:
£5.00
110mins

Unpredictable, thrilling and decidedly memorable, definitely one of the best films of the year. An original and strange fairy tale for our times. Full of humour, intrigue, suspense and even horror, it centres on a female customs officer who can smell guilt.

 

Dir. Ali Abbas (Sweden 2018 110mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Hepworth Village Hall
Adults:
£5.00
88mins

From the team that produced last year's highlight about two brothers and sheep, this absolute gem was Iceland's entry to the Oscars. A near perfect Fargo-like social drama with great acting, complex, tender and ironic tale of neighbourly disputes that is also tragic.

 

Dir. Hafstein Gunnar Sigurdsson (Iceland 2017 88mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Civic Hall, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
120mins

12A

Eating Animals:  Produced by Natalie Portman and based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book, this powerful and moving documentary traces the history of food production in the US and the global environmental disaster that is corporate factory farming. Trumpets support for traditional farming values.

 

Dir. Christopher Dillon Quin (US 2018 95mins 12) 

 

73 Cows:  Beautifully shot BAFTA short film winner. UK farmer Jay Wilde gave his beef herd to an animal sanctuary when he decided to change to sustainable, organic, vegan farming.

 

Dir. Alex Lockwood (UK 2018 15mins 12)

 

Followed by discussion on farming, veganism and the future.