12 - Suitable for 12 and over

Festival Films at Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
115mins

Dir. Martin MacDonagh (US/UK 2017 115mins 12)

Multi-Oscar winning film with a great central performance from the ever reliable Frances McDormand as the plucky and stubborn vigilante who confronts the police and exacts cinder-black revenge for the tragedy of her daughters' death by erecting three billboards to her grief and rage.


Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
97mins

Dir. Petra Vople (Switzerland 2017, 97mins 12)

Unbelievably, Swiss women did not have the vote in 1970, then a demur housewife in a small time village decided to get political and win the vote for women. This fictionalised entertaining crowd-pleaser delivers a genuine and rousing sense of sisterhood in Switzerland's entry to the Oscars.


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 1:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
94mins

Dir. Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman (Poland/UK/US 2017, 94mins 12)

Oscar nominated, the world's first entirely painted feature is a labour of love and creativity. An awe inspiring and stunning visual animated life of the artist Vincent van Gogh.


REX
Sat, 26/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
112mins

Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite (US 2017, 112mins 12)

Known as Megan Leavey in the United States, this turned out to be one of the big films of the year which audiences absolutely loved. The uplifting true story of a young female Marine (Megan Leavey played by Kate Mara) and her combat dog with whom she develops a unique bond. After 100 successful missions, both were wounded by IED explosions in Iraq (2006). Leavey was awarded the Purple Star but what happened next leaves everyone in tears.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
90mins

Dir. Alexandra Dean (US 2017, 90min 12)

Very enjoyable and intriguing documentary about the beautiful Austrian-born Hollywood actress infamous for her marriages and affairs (JFK) who was also a brilliant scientist who just happened to co-invent wireless technology in the 1940s.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:00pm
ADMISSION £5
117mins

Dir. Steven Spielberg, (US 2017, 117mins 12)

A nuanced and brilliant performance from multi Oscar winner Meryl Streep as Kathrine Graham, the first female publisher of a major US newspaper (Washington Post), and the attempt with her editor (Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee) to publish during the Nixon era the Pentagon Papers, the secret government documents on the Vietnam war leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. Entertaining and entirely relevant to our times.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:00pm
ADMISSION £5
140mins

Dir. Aaron Sorkin (US 2017, 140mins 12)

A force-of-nature performance from Jessica Chastain in the Bafta nominated true story of Molly Brown, the glamourous former Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker games before being arrested by the FBI. Scorching dialogue from Sorkin in his directorial debut.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
117mins

Dir. Martin Provost (France 2017, 117mins 12)

Two outstanding performances from two of France's greatest actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, as the still wild but dying former mistress of her father and the inhibited and hurt daughter, now a midwife, who meet again after thirty years. A moving film of warmth, depth and emotion that is entirely a pleasure.


Sun, 24/02/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
94mins

(Dir. Agnes Varda, France 2017)

CAPTIVATING FILM FROM THE LEGENDARY FRENCH DIRECTOR

 

Simply wonderful and utterly compelling as two artists go on a playful road trip across France in the classic nouvelle vague spirit. The life affirming film of the year.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30pm

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Children
£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)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
133mins

If you haven't seen it or have only seen it five times, here is the most popular and entertaining film of the year. Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury is extraordinary. A film that borders on kitsch somehow manages to turn into a thrilling and meaningful movie.

 

Dir. Bryan Singer (US 2018, 133mins 12)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
94mins

This swansong to Robert Redford is probably the most enjoyable film of the year. Beautifully acted, the ease of Redford is matched by Sissy Spacek in a 'mostly true' tale of an elderly, gentleman bank robber coming to the end of his days. Wonderfully directed in '70s style.

 

Dir. David Lowery (US 2018, 94mins 12)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
86mins

This documentary proved to be one of the most popular screenings from the Festival - and deservedly so. The story of three lost boxes recovered in Mexico in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos of WWII, contained 4,400 negatives of the war photographers of the Spanish Civil War, including those of Robert Capra. Beautiful score by Michael Nyman.

 

Dir. Trisha Ziff (Mexico 2011, 86mins 12)

 


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

True story of hard-drinking and broke author, Lee Israel (an excellent Melissa McCarthy), who hatches a scheme with fellow boozer, a typically great Richard E. Grant, to sell fake celebrity letters. Rich in character, funny, sad, and hugely enjoyable.

 

Dir. Marielle Heller (US 2018, 107mins 12)

 


Fri, 05/07/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
98mins

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

 

Star performances from John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan as the ageing comedy duo who attempt to ignite their fading career with a tour of British variety clubs in 1953. a real delight with genuinely touching moments.

 

Doors open 7pm, bar and refreshments available


Sun, 14/07/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
130mins

Dir. Peter Farrelly (US 2018, 130 mins 12)

 

A working-class Italian-American New York bouncer chauffeurs a highly educated Afro-American classical pianist around the racially segregated South. Likeable, funny with a warm heart and two very good lead actors.

 

Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm


Sun, 27/10/2019 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
130mins

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher (Italy, 2018, 130mins 12)

A kind-hearted sharecropper in rural Italy befriends a rich nobleman.  This Cannes winner is a beautiful, mysterious film combining magical realism and social commentary where events take a very strange turn in a modern Brothers Grimm fairy tale.  On the critics' list as one of the best films of the year. 


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Benedikt Erlingson (Iceland 2018, 101mins 12)

 

Another wonderful success from Iceland. Hugely enjoyable taut comedy thriller about a lone female secret environmental activist who declares war on the local aluminium industry.

 

PLS NOTE, WE CANNOT OFFER CHILDREN'S TICKET PRICES ONLINE.  FOR 12-14 YRS, PLS BUY ADVANCE TICKETS AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP, HOLMFIRTH OR PAY ON DOOR

 


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
111mins

Dir. Danny Boyle (UK 2019 111mins 12)

 

Boyle directs this Richard Curtis romantic comedy about a struggling songwriter who wakes up to a world without The Beatles' songs in a charming toe-tapping crowd pleaser.

 

PLS NOTE, WE CANNOT OFFER CHILDREN'S TICKET PRICES ONLINE.  FOR 12-14 YRS, PLS BUY ADVANCE TICKETS AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP, HOLMFIRTH OR PAY ON DOOR

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
112mins

Dirs. Gabe & Ben Turner (US 2018 112mins 12)

A history of the sound of young America from the late fifties to the early seventies.

Very much a Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson vehicle but full of stunning, largely unseen, archive footage of all the Tamla greats in the studio and in concert.


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
112mins

Dir. Chris Foggin (UK 2018 112mins 12)

 

Based on a true story, the uplifting tale of the part-time Cornish fishermen who sing sea shanties for pleasure and find fame and fortune (almost). UK feel-good film of the year.

 

WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO OFFER ADULT TICKET PRICES ONLINE BUT BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN'S TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY IN ADVANCE FROM OXFAM BOOKSHOP, HOLMFIRTH (OR PAY ON THE DOOR).

 

 

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
106mins

Dir. Peter Kominsky (UK 1992, 106mins 12)

 

Emily Bronte's novel has seen many adaptions - this one by Anne Devlin takes on the whole novel and deserves a reassessment. The great Juliette Binoche, the debut of Ralph Fiennes, wonderful music from Ryuichi Sakamoto and uncredited narration by Sinead O'Connor produce a very good film - but will it satisfy lovers of the novel?

 

Following the film, a discussion led by academic and award-winning novelist Michael Stewart creator of the Brontë Stones project, four monumental stones sited between the Brontë's birthplace in Thornton, Bradford and Haworth parsonage, inscribed with poems by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy and Jeannette Winterson. Currently writing a book about the landscapes that inspired the Brontës.

 

Also participating, John Wheatley, director of forthcoming production of a play of the book at Southgate Theatre.

 

A great opportunity for book-clubs or anyone who loves Emily Brontë's novel.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 2:30pm
Adults
£5.00
91mins

Dir. Peter Stephan Jungk (Austria 2018, 91mins 12)

 

Fascinating and gripping documentary quest into the remarkable life of the director's Aunt, Vienna-born photographer for Picture Post and dedicated Soviet agent, Edith Tudor-Hart, who recruited British spies such as Kim Philby in the 1930s. A very talented woman who became another sad victim of the Cold War.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
115mins

Dir. Stanley Nelson Jr. (US 2019, 115mins 12)

 

Just out in cinemas, here's a chance to see this superbly-crafted, rich and exhilarating documentary on the legendary jazz superstar.  This is both a great introduction to his groundbreaking music and to the mystique that is Miles. Cool indeed.


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
97mins

Dir. Alex Holmes (US 2019, 97mins 12)

 

Absolutely terrific. Thrilling archive footage in truly inspirational against-all-odds story of 24 year-old cook Tracey Adams who skippered the first all-female crew in the 1989 Round the World Race.


Fri, 20/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
Christmas family ticket £10 (2 adults + one child or one adult + 2 children)
97mins

Dir. Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz (US 2019 97 mins 12)

Ragged romance in Mark Twain style - a child in care on the run with a criminal.  Great acting - US audiences movie of the year.  A film with genuine warmth and beautiful locations to keep winter at bay - you’ll come out smiling.

In addition to our usual admission prices of £5 adult and £4 child/young person, we are offering a family ticket at £10 (admission for two adults and one child/young person OR one adult and two children/young people).  All ticket types available at Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth and Holmfirth Civic Hall - or pay on door

(Pls note, online bookings are one price only - £5 per ticket plus booking charge)

see film trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNl9RqjLCwc


Sat, 21/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Dir. Bob Fosse (US1972 100 mins 12)

Musical fans - start off your Christmas in style. . .

Dress up, come along to the best musical drama of all time,  Grab your table for Bob Fosse's classic 1972 movie about a decadent cabaret in Weimar Berlin gave us one of Hollywood's great female leads from Liza Minelli. 

Cabaret oozes style and sleaze in a strangely upbeat way. Get out your bling and sing. . . 

Doors and bar open from 7pm.

See trailer:  https://youtu.be/hYZ8cqMLuQg


Thu, 10/03/2022 - 7:00pm
113mins

Dir. Marco Pontecorvo (Portugal 113mins 12)

A trial of faith unfolds when secrets are revealed to Portugese children in 1917 at the apex of the First World War.  A film loved by audiences.


Mon, 14/03/2022 - 7:00pm
86mins

Dir. Radu Ciornciuc (Germany/Romania 2021, 86mins 12)

 

Remarkable and beautiful award-winning documentary resonant of our times. A Romanian family with nine children live in a paradise wilderness in the Delta heart of Bucharest but are crushed and lost by the stream-roller of progress.


Tue, 15/03/2022 - 7:00pm
84mins

Dir. Gregory Kershaw/Michel Dweck (Italy 2020, 84mins 12)

 

Charming, heart-warming ode to old dogs and men, the last of their kind, who deep in the woods of Piedmont seek out truffles. A beautiful quirky delight.

 


Wed, 16/03/2022 - 7:00pm
95mins

Dir. Alex Camilleri (Malta 2021, 95mins 12)

 

Very good classically honed neo-realist film of a world in flux that captures the dying of traditional Maltese fishing and a family’s attempt (father/fisherman Jasmark Sciculana is excellent) to survive rampant capitalism.


Thu, 17/03/2022 - 7:00pm
80mins

Dir. Robin Lutz (Holland 2020, 80mins 12)

 

Fiftieth anniversary of the death of M C Escher

Full of dazzling ‘wow’ moments documentary on the famous Dutch graphic artist (though he considered himself a mathematician) and his influence on modern art worldwide. Narrated by Stephen Fry.

 


Fri, 18/03/2022 - 2:00pm
105mins

Dir. Max Ophuls (France/Italy, 1953 105mins 12)

Luxuriate in this fully restored romantic masterpiece.  The earrings Charles Boyer gives to his wife change hands in a series of betrayals and romances.


Sat, 19/03/2022 - 2:00pm
FREE EVENT
97mins

Dir. Nathan Grossman (US 2020, 97 mins 12)

 

Documentary portrait of the passionate Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, as she leads a global movement on the climate change crisis. Perhaps the most important person on the planet at this moment?

 

This is a free event - please click Buy Tickets Online to register your place/s and help us with attendance/seating arrangements).  You will not be charged at any point.


Sat, 19/03/2022 - 7:00pm
86mins

Dir. Salome Jashi (Switzerland 2021, 86mins 12)

 

Extraordinary and savage poetic documentary of the year. In a world gone mad, trees are transported at great cost from the coast of Georgia to the private island garden of a billionaire former prime minister.


Sat, 19/03/2022 - 7:00pm
155mins

 

Dir. Denis Villeneuve (US 2021, 155mins 12)

 

Visually stunning BAFTA/Oscar-laden epic adaption of the Frank Herbert mythic, emotionally-charged sci-fi novels.

 

(With bar/refreshments interval)


Sun, 27/03/2022 - 7:00pm
72mins

Dir. Celine Sciamma (France 2021, 72mins 12)

 

Magical time travel tale of childhood love and loneliness fuelled by the grief of losing a beloved grandmother, played wonderfully by twin sisters. Produced during the pandemic and on the critics’ list as a film of the year.


Tue, 26/04/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
97mins

SPECIAL SCREENING 

Tuesday 26 April 7.00pm

 

Dir. Kenneth Branagh (UK 2022, 97mins 12)

 

Branagh’s multi-BAFTA award -winning personal story of one boy’s childhood in the tumult of late 60s Northern Ireland.  Oscar winning screenplay,


Sun, 31/07/2022 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
96mins

Dir. Roger Mitchell (UK 2022 96mins 12)

 

Hugely enjoyable comedy caper movie starring the always brilliant Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. loosely based on the improbable but true story of the 1961 theft of a painting which was mysteriously returned four years later.

Sadly, director Roger Michell passed away shortly before the film’s official release.

 

Doors and bar open 6.30pm, film starts 7pm

Tickets £5 available online (card purchase) or in person from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth (cash purchase)


Sun, 28/08/2022 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
95mins

Dir. Karel Kachyna (Czechoslovakia 1970 95mins 12)

 

Banned and not seen for 20 years, this darkly satirical political-paranoid-noir from the aftermath of the Prague Spring is a brilliant expose of life under totalitarianism and paved the way for Coppola’s The Conversation. Walls have ears.


Wed, 26/10/2022 - 7:00pm
FREE EVENT
78mins

Dir. Norman Stone (UK 2021, 78mins 12)

Interesting bio pic of C. S. Lewis’s remarkable journey (played by a very good Max McLean) from hardboiled atheist to the leading Christian writer of the last century.

As part of Holmfirth Film Festival's aim to bring film to a wider audience and at a time when many within our community cannot afford to 'go out', this is one of 10 FREE events we hope will bring an opportunity to get out.  If you would like to see this film, please book online (click on BUY TICKETS ONLINE - you will not be charged) or pick up a free ticket from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth.


Fri, 28/10/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
95mins

Dir. Kim Hopkins (UK 2022, 95mins 12)

This award-winner at Sheffield Doc-Fest is a joyous uplifting paean to the power of cinema and Britain’s oldest amateur film-making club in Bradford. A must-see!


Fri, 28/10/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
106mins

Dir. Craig Roberts (UK 2022, 106mins 12)

True story of Maurice Flitcroft who achieves his ambition of playing at The British Open Golf Championship having never played the game before. A heart-warming gem. Mark Rylance is excellent, yet again, in this role.


Sat, 29/10/2022 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION FREE - donations collected on day for Ukraine Red Cross
88mins

Dir. Roxy Toporowych (Ukraine 2017, 88mins 12)

This remarkable and entirely relevant first film is a love story between a photojournalist and a wounded soldier set in modern day post-revolution Ukraine. Beautifully filmed and superbly acting. 

This is one of 10 FREE EVENTS being offered as part of our October FIlm Festival.  If you would like to see the film, please book online (click on BUY TICKETS ONLINE - you will not be charged) or pick up a free ticket from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth.

There will be the opportunity at the event to make a donation to Ukraine Red Cross for anyone who wishes to do so.


Sat, 29/10/2022 - 2:30pm
FREE
97mins

Dir. John Ford (US 1946, 97mins 12)

Classic of American cinema made in the aftermath of the Second World War. Now beautifully restored. Henry Fonda is monumental in Ford’s mythic and melancholic version of the gunfight between Wyatt Earp and the Claytons,


Sat, 29/10/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
93mins

Dir. Panah Panahi (Iran 2022, 93mins 15)

Enchanting and magical family road trip with a sick dog across the Iranian countryside. Wonderful photography, superb acting, joyful, heart-breaking and surreal humour in one of the year’s best.


Sun, 30/10/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
94mins

Dir. Colm Bairead (Ireland 2022, 94mins 12)

The surprise of the year is an exquisite, lyrical and deeply moving tale of a neglected girl from a dysfunctional family in rural Ireland who is sent to live with foster parents. A real gem.


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