Welcome to Holmfirth Film Festival 2019

Sun, 26/05/2019 - 7:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:30pm
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
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 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 events (lots of lifting and carrying) and working at front of house (looking after and making events enjoyable for filmgoers).

 

info@holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

Sunday Films Coming Soon...

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

 

Tickets for film only £6 available online


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 4:00pm

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

 

Due to unforseen circumstances, Kieran cannot now attend the festival on Friday 7 June.  He will, instead, attend on SUnday 9 June for his Q&A session and to introduce his favourite film, Danton.

To fit into our our very tight programme schedule, both of these events will be presented at Honley Southgate Theatre, at the following times (please see Sunday events for full details) :

Sunday 9 June 4.30pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson Q&A session (free event, no ticket required)

Sunday 9 June 7pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson introduces his favourite film, DANTON (tickets £5, available locally from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth and Gallery Cafe Honley)

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Civic Hall, Holmfirth
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 - 7:00pm

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

 

Due to unforseen circumstances, Kieran cannot now attend the festival on Friday 7 June.  He will, instead, attend on Sunday 9 June for his Q&A session and to introduce his favourite film, Danton.

To fit into our our very tight programme schedule, both of these events will be presented at Honley Southgate Theatre, at the following times (please see Sunday events for full details) :

Sunday 9 June 4.30pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson Q&A session (free event, no ticket required)

Sunday 9 June 7pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson introduces his favourite film, DANTON (tickets £5, available locally from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth and Gallery Cafe Honley)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
100mins

Best British documentary of the year - a warm-hearted, brilliant and totally engrossing look at the life of anarchic but failed Manchester punk who found success as the comedian Frank Sidebottom, he of the paper-mache head.

Dir. Steve Sullivan (UK 2019 100mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
112mins

Beautifully composed, Belle Epoque-era, a star is born costume drama starring an excellent Keira Knightley as the French novelist who struggles to escape her writer husband's (Dominic West) control, to be an artist in her own right.

Dir. Wash Westmorland (US 2018 112mina 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm

 

 

 

PLS NOTE CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

Due to recent licence changes, we are unable to screen Stan and Ollie on 7 June.

We will instead screen the film on Friday 5 July 7.30pm at Honley Southgatge Theatre.

If you have already purchased a ticket for this event you may:

  • obtain a full refund or ticket for a different event by returning your ticket to place of purchase (Oxfam Holmfirth or Gallery Cafe, Honley) - online sales will automatically be refunded to ticket purchasers
  • use your ticket at the rescheduled screening on Friday 5 July
  • use your ticket to see the replacement film, Being Frank (please see separate entry for full details of this film)

We are sorry for this late change which we hope will not cause disappointment or spoil your enjoyment of the festival.

 


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)