Civic Hall, Holmfirth

Festival Films at Civic Hall, Holmfirth

Sun, 27/01/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
88mins

(Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, 2018)

Stunning multi-award winning passionate romance about an impossible love set in the impossible times of Cold War Poland. Beautiful black and white cinematography and controlled direction produced the film of the year.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30pm


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

 


Sun, 31/03/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
121mins

(Dir. Kore-eda Hirokaju, Japan 2018)

WINNER CANNES PALME D'OR

 

Already regarded by both critics and audiences as a 'Modern Classic' about families - a family of shoplifters who are on the ragged edge of society but are totally connected. Emotional, compassionate and beautifully directed by Kore-eda - one of the world's truly great film directors.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30PM

 


Sun, 28/04/2019 - 7:00pm
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)

 

TO ENSURE A SEAT AT THIS FREE EVENT, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE VIA THE TICKET LINK


Sun, 26/05/2019 - 7:00pm
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
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)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
110mins

12A

An impassioned film about much more than journalism. At its centre is a fine performance from Rosamund Pike as the celebrated, complex, forceful but flawed war correspondent Marie Colvin whose humanity shines through amidst the utter destruction of the many conflicts she covered.

 

(Dir. Matthew Heineman (US 2018 110mins 12)

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£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.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 12:00pm
300mins

An afternoon of films and discussion FREE EVENT  (no ticket or registration required)

 

Koyaanisqatsi

 

Hopi word for 'life out of balance'. Unforgettable cinematic experience with a brilliant Philip Glass soundtrack. Extensive footage of landscapes and elemental forces contrasted with modern cities and technology showing how humanity has grown apart from nature.

 

Dir. Godfrey Reggio (US 1983, 86mins PG - 12.30pm)

 

PLUS: Genre de Vie Documentary on urban life, personal awareness and the powerful simplicity of bicycles, keeping faithful to the subject; Smart Cities: Palo Alto city leaders explain the need to think differently about congestion, pollution and government using smart technology; Amsterdam children fighting cars: In 1972 children in the De Pijp district fought for a street free of cars. It is now tree lined. Wonderful.

 

(Dirs. Sven Prince, Jorrit Spoelstra, Holland, 2012 35mins - 2.00pm), 

 

Discussion - 3.00pm

Opportunity to openly discuss the Kirklees Road Access Plan for Holmfirth. Panel led by Holmfirth Transition Town (HOTT), Huddersfield Friends of the Earth, campaign against the Plan and the Green Party.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
240mins

12A

Huddersfield born director and screenwriter Dan Cadan leads a panel of independent film-makers to discuss their own experiences on how to get into the industry.

With Ryan Simons (Director) and Jamie Cymal (Producer) of Quickfoot Media talking about their supernatural horror, Demon Eye (2019), filmed in Huddersfield and recently taken up for American release, and Chris Birks, director of One Bright Dot, Yorkshire’s leading post production facility for independent films.

Your chance to hear from and ask questions of the experts.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PLACE VIA THE BUY TICKETS ONLINE LINK

Will be followed, after a short break, at 4.00pm by a free screening of Dan Cadan's most recent film, Walk like a Panther - see separate website entry for full details.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 4:00pm
104mins

12A

Local wrestlers suit up for the last time when their beloved pub is threatened with closure in true Brit comedy. Filmed in Marsden, Meltham and Huddersfield with a great 80s soundtrack.

(Dir.  Dan Cadan, UK 2018, 104mins 12)

This screening is part of the afternoon's Northern Independent Film-makers free event sponsored by Holmfirth Film Festival.

No ticket required.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
148mins

Top of the critics' list as the best film of the year. A slow burning Hitchcockian mystery thriller about obsessive love that is ultimately mesmerising and is hard to get out of your head. Bravura, chilling performances and a master director at the top of the international tree.

 

Dir. Lee Chong-dong (South Korea 2018, 148mins 15)

 


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
114mins

Not the usual festival fair but this was one of the highlights of the year and for some critics deserved an Oscar. A smart, funny, intelligent and hugely entertaining spin on the Spiderman enterprise. A great film for all the family.

 

Dirs. Bob PersichettiPeter RamseyRodney Rothman (US 2018, 114mins PG)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Fundraiser for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

 

Oscar winning documentary of the year sees Alex Honnold attempt to conquer El Capitan's 900 metre vertical rock face, in Yosemite National Park, without a rope. More than a climbing film, this a breathless and astonishing story of perseverance.

 

Dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (US 2018, 100mins 15)


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)

 


Sun, 28/07/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

 Dir. Robert Guediguian France 2018, 107)

 

For lovers of classic French cinema, a family drama about a dying restaurant owner/father and their squabbles set near Marseilles that is beautifully composed and acted, with lovely sense of place which somehow manages to erase our all current concerns.

 

Doors and bar open 6.30pm Film starts 7pm


Sun, 25/08/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
125mins

Dir. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra (Colombia 2018 125 mins)

 

Colombia's entry to the Oscars is a powerful and mesmerising drug gangster epic based on true events that has terrific performances and glorious cinematography: a Latin American Godfather.


Sun, 29/09/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
126mins

CAPERNAUM (CHAOS)

(Dir. Nadine Lasaki, Lebanon 2018, 126mins 15)

 

A young boy tries to sue his parents for ruining his life and is forced to live by his wits on the streets of Beirut. He finally seeks justice against them for 'giving him life'. Bafta and Globe winner and jury prize at Cannes, Lebanon's entry to the Oscars is a stunning neo-realist classic. A film of extreme emotions, it is compassionate and stirring. Loved by the critics and audiences.

 

Doors and bar open: 6.30pm

Film starts: 7.00pm


Tue, 15/10/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
110mins

(Dir. David Wilkinson, UK 2018, 116mins PG)

Postcards from the 48% is a documentary in which British people who voted to remain in the EU discuss their reasons for campaigning to stop Brexit

 

 

Postcards from the 48% is a documentary in which British people who voted to remain in the EU discuss their reasons for campaigning to stop Brexit


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 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
128mins

Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (France 1960, 128mins 15)

 

Bardot is magnificent in Clouzot's last masterpiece as the suicidal bohemian from the provinces with a troubled childhood who has killed her boyfriend. A scathing indictment of patriarchy and a forensic look at the nature of truth in a classic court case movie.

 


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 - 12:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Dir. John Lasseter (US 2019, 100mins U)

 

A hugely enjoyable road trip of old and new friends that is a funny and emotional must-see for the young and old alike.  An excellent Saturday matinee for all the family.

 

ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER CHILDREN'S TICKET PRICES ONLINE,

ADVANCE TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP, HUDDERSFIELD ROAD, HOLMFIRTH OR YOU CAN PAY ON THE DOOR ON THE DAY (PLENTY OF SEATS AT THE CIVIC HALL!)

 

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Admission free
89mins

 

 

Dir. Paul Adam (UK 2019, 89mins)

Once one of the dirtiest rivers in Europe, the Don is now alive with wildlife with fish, otters and herons. In a journey rich with insight into the history and landscape of the river environmentalists, those who worked along it and volunteers who faced a daunting task talk about how they worked together to clean the river up.  Award-winning Sheffield writer, Paul Adam, travels the length of the Don, from its source high on the bleak moors of the Pennines to its mouth at Goole. 

 

Following the film, locally-based volunteers from the River Holme Connections charity who are engaged in improving the River Holme catchment area for wildlife, people and the Holme Valley's economy, discuss their conservation efforts.

 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - NO TICKET REQUIRED - ALL WELCOME


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
93mins

Dir. Todd Douglas Miller (US 2019, 93 mins PG)

 

Fifty years on, a truly stunning and stirring movie of humanity's greatest achievement with never before seen footage on the big screen.  

 

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).


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
97mins

Dirs. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov (Macedonia 2019, 97mins PG)

 

The last female bee hunter in Europe must save the bees to restore the natural balance. Macedonia's stunningly beautiful and quietly powerful entry to the Oscars and Sundance winner is a strange ecological fable in documentary form that resonates with audiences.

 

PLS NOTE, WE CANNOT OFFER CHILDREN'S/YOUNG PEOPLE'S TICKET PRICES ONLINE.  PLS BUY THESE IN ADVANCE AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP, HOLMFIRTH OR PAY ON DOOR

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
121mins

Dir. Dexter Fletcher (UK 2019, 121mins 15)

 

Universally loved epic biopic of the climb from jobbing musician and struggling musician, Reg Dwight, to international superstar Elton John. Energetic, colourful and enjoyable.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Adults
£5.00
111mins

Dir. Yimou Zhang (China 2019, 11mins 15)

 

A stunning visual feast of exquisite design and precision influenced by Chinese ink paintings and historical action movie of almost Shakespearean heights.

 

To finally achieve victory over a rival kingdom, a brilliant general devises an intricate plan involving his wife, a lookalike and two kings.  One of the great films of the year it's a real must-see on the big screen.   

 


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 - 2:30pm
Adults
£5.00
76mins

Dir. Tom Piper (US 2017, 76mins)

 

A wonderful immersion into the gardens of the revolutionary and iconic Dutch landscape gardener/designer and leader of the New Perennials movement. Beautiful and contemplative. 

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

Dir. Larry Peerce (US 1967 107mins 15)

 

An absolutely riveting snapshot of New York City on the edge as two delinquents, a superb Tony Musante and a young Martin Sheen in his first film, take over a subway carriage and confront late night commuters, including a newly recruited soldier, Beau Bridges. A forgotten genuine classic of the emerging American New Wave cinema. 


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.


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 - 1:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
Christmas family ticket £10 (2 adults + one child or one adult + 2 children)
97mins

Dir. Sarah Smith (UK/US 2011 97 mins PG)

Fabulous Aardman Animation classic.

This animated family comedy, at last reveals the incredible, never-before told answer to every child's question: 'How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?'

The answer: Santa's ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole.

BUT, this Christmas, when something goes wrong, an unlikely hero, Arthur, takes on an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

See the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/7ea0L0MjA24

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)


Sat, 21/12/2019 - 3:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
Christmas family ticket £10 (2 adults + one child or one adult + 2 children)
102mins

Dir.  James Bobin (US 2019 102 mins PG)

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.  A great success in the US and a hugely enjoyable family adventure comedy.  Our second family film for Saturday afternoon.

See trailer here:  https://youtu.be/gUTtJjV852c

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)


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


Sun, 26/01/2020 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
117mins

(Dir. Pedro Almodovar, Spain 2019, 117mins 15)

 

One of the best films of the year for audiences and critics alike.  Almodovar delivers his familiar themes of love, death and family through the prism of an ageing film director wonderfully played by Antonio Banderas.

 

Doors and bar open 6.30pm

Admission £5

Advance tickets available to purchase online (pls note, booking fee charge applies)


Sun, 23/02/2020 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
101mins

(Dir. Ken Loach, UK 2019, 101mins 15)

 

Set in Newcastle, Loach's powerful, emphatic and emotional must-see drama that pulls no punches holds up a mirror to the gig-economy of a failing British economy and system. Now in his eighties Loach is more relevant than ever but seems to be more appreciated in Europe than his homeland.

Doors and bar open 6.30pm.  Film starts 7.00pm

Admission £5.00

Advance tickets available online (pls note, booking fee applies)

 


Sun, 27/02/2022 - 7:00pm
139mins

Dir. Karim Ainouz (Brazil/Germany 2019, 139mins 18)

 

Brazil’s entry to the Oscars and the winner of awards at Cannes is terrific. A riot of colour melodrama about two inseparable sisters who attempt to find each other after a forced separation by their tyrannical father.


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.


Fri, 18/03/2022 - 7:00pm
143mins

Dir. Ridley Scott (US2021, 143mins,15)

Made to be seen on the big screen. . .

Epic historical drama of betrayal and vengeance set in a brutal 14th century France, starring Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and our own Jodie Comer.


Fri, 18/03/2022 - 7:30pm
89mins

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE AND START TIME FOR THIS FILM

 

DUE TO HIGH TICKET SALES, THIS FILM WILL NOW BE SCREENED

AT 7.30PM AT HOMFIRTH CIVIC HALL

 

Dir. Aleem Khan (UK 2020, 89mins 15)

 

Simmering tensions in standout British debut feature with revelatory acting from Joanna Scanlan, a Muslim convert who discovers that her late husband had a secret family living in France.


Sat, 19/03/2022 - 11:00am
95mins

Dir. Rob Romer (US 2021, 95mins U)

 

Joyful and warm Disney animated coming-of-age story of a young boy in the sun-kissed Italian Riviera sharing adventures with his close friend.

 


Sat, 19/03/2022 - 11:00am
FREE EVENT

TBC

The Housing Crisis: Films and Discussion

Download: Housing event briefing notes

FREE EVENT 11am - 4pm

 

Simply building more houses will not solve the problem. It is much deeper rooted. Houses should be homes not financial commodities. And where are the eco houses to live with climate change?

 

11.00 Possession: The great social housing swindle (UK 2017, 82mins) Paul Sing’s acute study of the ways the UK’s property market has been destroyed.

 

12.30 Ecoholmes is leading the way in providing affordable low-energy homes in the Holme Valley.

 

1.00 Push (Sweden 2019, 92mins) Frederik Gertten’s excellent documentary looks at the international and UK monster fuelling spiralling house prices and rental costs.

 

2.30 Bob Colenutt, author of The Property Lobby: The hidden reality behind the housing crisis (2021), the best book on the subject leads a discussion.

 

3.00 Your chance to take part in a discussion on the Holme Valley housing crisis with interested parties and councillors.


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
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)


Sat, 19/03/2022 - 7:30pm
97mins

Dir. Phyllida Lloyd (US 2021, 97mins 15)

 

Clare Dunne (who also wrote the script) is a revelation in the year’s most inspiring drama as the young mum with two daughters who struggles in a collapsing housing system, to build her own house after a violent separation.


Sun, 20/03/2022 - 11:00am
FREE EVENT

11.00am-4.00pm

 

Traffic - a major problem in the Holme Valley? What can be done? Where is the provision for cycling?

12.00 Cycling films and discussion

A chance to have your say with interested parties and campaigners.

2.00 A Sunday in Hell

Dir. Jorgen Leth’s (Denmark 1977, 111mins)

Documentary of the Paris-Roubaix 1976 race and the battle between its all-time legends is cycling’s greatest film.


Sun, 20/03/2022 - 7:30pm
101mins

Dir. Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia/Austria 2021, 101mins 15)

 

Jasnic Duricic, who should have won the best actress Oscar, is utterly convincing as the English teacher and translator, who strives to save her husband and children from the invading Serbian forces and the coming Srebrenica massacre by taking refuge in a United Nations camp. An astonishing film.


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.


Sun, 24/04/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
89mins

Dir. Andrew Levitas (US 2021, 89mins 15)

 

Terrific film of the true story of the US photographer, Eugene Smith, who exposed the decades-long mercury poisoning of the residents of Minamata, Japan. This film really deserves to be seen.


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, 29/05/2022 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
130mins

Dir. Maria Sodahl (Norway 2020, 130mins 15)

 

Norway’s 2021 entry to the Oscars is a beautiful film with wonderful performances from Andrea Braein Hovig and Stellan Skarsgard, whose disintegrating marriage confronts the devastating news at Christmas of the wife’s terminal illness. Depressing? No, it's outstanding and human.

 


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)


Thu, 11/08/2022 - 7:00pm
FREE EVENT
92mins

Café Europe

invite you to their next meeting

7pm, Thursday 11 August 

a screening of

PERFECT STRANGERS Dir. Paolo Genovese (Italy 2016)

Officially, the most remade film in history with 18 different national versions. The original Italian is still the best and loved by audiences. Seven friends meet for dinner. They decide to share their text messages and secrets. What could go wrong. . .

Perfect Strangers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lOUnBsjGuY

Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road HD9 4AS

FREE SCREENING, ALL WELCOME

doors open 6.30pm,

cash bar/refreshments


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.


Sun, 25/09/2022 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
123mins

Dir. Pedro Almodovar (Spain 2021, 123mins 15)

 

Two mothers (a brilliant Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit) of differing ages and lifestyle bond in an unexpected way after giving birth. Told with wit and warmth in typical Almodovar style of eye-popping colours and ecstatic sense of the theatrical.

 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBo1pcwvZjo

 


Fri, 28/10/2022 - 2:00pm
£5.00
100mins

Dir. David Lean (US 1955, 100mins PG)

Make an afternoon of it. . .

Katharine Hepburn is wonderful in Lean’s favourite film (re-mastered) as the American spinster whose dream of romance becomes a bittersweet reality in a glorious technicolour VenIce.

Like all David Lean films, Summertime should be seen on the big screen. . .


Fri, 28/10/2022 - 7:00pm
FREE EVENT
119mins

Dir. Paul Greengrass (US 2020, 119mins 15)

Tom Hanks at his very best in this intriguing and excellent western based on a novel by Paulette Giles. The true story of the former soldier who reads the newspapers to small communities in the West.  

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 - 7:30pm
£5.00

Film, music and animation, Sony-Award-winning BBC presenter David Bramwell delivers a magical candle-lit dream journey in search of the supernatural secrets of rivers which haunt his memories. Travelling back in time to battle with his fear of ‘what lurks beneath’, he unearths the myths associated with our waterways, their symbolic power and history. 


Sat, 29/10/2022 - 11:00am
FREE
93mins

Wonderful tear-jerking true story of the dog who kept vigil for ten years at the train station where he once greeted his owner every day.  Co-star Richard Gere has never been better. Grownups may cry.

As part of Holmfirth Film Festival's aim to bring film to a wider audience, this is one of 10 FREE films which we hope will bring an opportunity for families to get out to an event. If you would like to come to 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.


Sat, 29/10/2022 - 12:00pm
FREE
74mins

Dir. Jennifer Peedom/Joseph Netzi (UK 2020, 74mins U)

Timeless, ground-breaking cinematic odyssey exploring the relationship between humans and river. Written by British writer on landscape, Robert McFarlane, narrated by Willem Defoe, music by Radiohead.

As part of Holmfirth Film Festival's aim to bring film to a wider audience this is one of 10 FREE events we hope will bring an opportunity to 'go 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.


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
159mins

Dir. Baz Luhrmann (US 2022, 159mins 15)

Epic, big-screen high-excess spectacle (and mostly fictional biog of the King of Rock n Roll) that blasts from the screen in waves of excitement. Pure cinematic entertainment.


Sat, 29/10/2022 - 7:30pm
FREE
111mins

Dir. Fran Kranz (US 2021, 111mins 15)

The best film of last year? Two sets of parents meet following an unspeakable tragedy. An intimate out-of-nowhere triumph by a debut director, with astonishing acting.

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.


Sun, 30/10/2022 - 7:00pm
£5.00
117mins

Dir. Eskil Vogt (Norway 2021 117mins 15)

This Cannes winner is a highly original and scary psychological thriller set on a housing estate where - unbeknown to their parents - children possess mysterious powers. But innocence turns dark...


Sun, 30/10/2022 - 7:30pm
£5.00
100mins

Dir. Audrey Diwan (France 2021, 100mins 15)

Venice Golden Lion winner is the most-need-to-be-seen feature of the year. Gripping, impeccably acted no-holds barred story of a student who seeks an abortion in France in 1963 when still illegal. 


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