WHAT'S ON DURING THE FESTIVAL 2016

Festival Films for Saturday 21 May

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 11:00am
The Barn, Malkinhouse
£10
240mins

TBC

Pre-booking is essential - this can be done at Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Centre - open most days including Saturday and Sunday, and open Monday evening till 7pm - for anyone who lives out of district and cannot get to TIC, call Stephanie on 01484 681388.

Saturday (21st) session ideal for 6 to 16 year olds: Sunday (22nd) 11-16 year olds

The Barn at Malkin House from 11am - 3pm. The workshops are limited to 20 children per workshop and you will need to bring a packed lunch and wellies/coats if wet. The workshop venue is a short walk from Holmfirth up Cemetery Road, turn right down the Lane just before the Chicken Farm on the left, alternatively you can walk up through the wood from Huddersfield Road at various points between The Toad and Tattie and The Stumble Inn around the Hinchcliffe Mill area.
 
The venue will provide limited refreshments (drinks); the drop off point for the young people is at the top of the Lane as THERE IS NO PARKING at the event space.

Experiment and play with imagery in this animation workshop, under the supervision of an experienced cartoonist and filmmaker. A trip into the use of colour and pattern creation to produce 2D and 3D visualisations through animation techniques.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 12:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
35mins
Sold Out

(Dir. Mike Wade (UK 2016, 35mins U)
Local film-maker Mike Wade’s fascinating documentary on the most tragic event in
Holmfirth’s history: the bursting of the Bilberry reservoir in 1852 in which 82 people lost
their lives. Superb original drawings by Jenny Hinchliffe focus upon the individual human
suffering caused by the reservoir owner’s greed and culpable negligence.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 1:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00 (FREE to those with tickets for Robert Powell event)
115mins

Dir. Ken Russell (UK 1974, 115mins 15)
British actor Robert Powell gives a superb performance in his international breakthrough role as tormented Viennese composer, Gustave Mahler. Due a reassessment, Russell’s brilliant symbolic and baroque spectacle of the great romantic artist is, surprisingly, also his most personal film. Don't forget the Robert Powell event on Sunday afternoon.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
£5.00
126mins

Dir. Han-Min Kim (South Korea 2014, 126mins 15)
Stunning battle scenes and thrilling action in this entertaining nationalistic celebration of the tiny Korean fleet’s triumph over the massive armada of their Japanese enemies in the decisive war of 1597. A real war blockbuster that was a smash hit at the box office.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Saturday afternoon treat. Dr Richard McCulloch from the University of Huddersfield will be talking about his specialist subject – Nordic Noir, illustrated with clips from the classic TV box sets and films. Plus the screening of a surprise Nordic Noir film.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Hepworth Village Hall
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
95mins

Dir. Stuart McDonald (Australia 2015, 95mins U)
Based on the true story of an adorable dog who was trained by an eccentric farmer to guard the penguins from foxes. This lovely, warm-hearted and funny family film was No.1 at the Australian box office.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4
Adults:
£5
93mins

Dir. Peter Sohn (USA 2015, 93mins PG)
Pixar’s most stunningly beautiful and thrilling animated feature to date, this coming of age
dinosaur story is pure family entertainment.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 2:30pm
Mechanics' Hall, Marsden
Children:
£4
Adults:
£5
93mins

Dir. Tomm Moore (Ireland 2014, 93mins PG)
Cinematic magic for all the family in this enchanting visual feast from the Oscar winning team that produced The Secrets of the Kells. Combines sumptuous animation with a fine narrative based on Celtic folklore.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 4:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
147mins

Dir. F Gary Gray (USA 2015, 147mins 18)
Produced by the rappers themselves with a blend of grit and wit, this electrifying and hugely enjoyable biographical documentary chronicles the rise and fall of mid-80s' controversial and iconic hip-hop group NWA.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Mechanics' Hall, Marsden
Film: £5, With Food: £15
106mins

Dir. Eric Lartigau (France 2014, 106mins 12)
A great crowd pleaser of tears and laughter in this rude exuberant film that was No 1 at the French box office of the teenage Paula (played by the wonderful Louane Emera) who has a God-given talent for singing but finds it hard to communicate her joy to her all-deaf family.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
FREE (Very limited seats)
109mins

Dir. Tonino Valerii (Italy/Germany 1967, 109mins 15)
Written and directed by one-time Sergio Leone assistant Tonino Valerii, this is one of the very best spaghetti westerns. The great Lee van Cleef dominates and owns the film as the ruthless lone gunfighter in a series of bloody, but well-staged gunfights. Introduced by Lee Broughton of the University of Leeds as part of a season of post-US Civil War westerns supported by the Levenhulme Trust.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£5.00
86mins

Dir. Magali Pettier (UK 2015, 86mins PG)
Terrific documentary exploring the life of a hill farming family in the North Pennines rearing the perfect sheep. This beautifully observed film is both tender and funny, and a delightful but unlikely hit with audiences and critics on the festival trail.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Hepworth Village Hall
£5.00
95mins

Dir. Andrew Haigh (UK 2015, 95mins 15)
Charlotte Rampling is stunning and gives a simply brilliant performance (and Tom Courtney is good too) in this haunting British romantic adult drama about a stylish marriage that hides a devastating truth at its core.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
£5.00
118mins

Dir. Lenny Abrahamson (Canada/Ireland 2015, 118mins 15)
Directed with real skill, this muscle-clenching suspenseful and heartrending drama of a mother and five year-old son held captive by a psychotic abuser for a number of years was one of the year’s most successful movies with audiences.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 10:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
90mins

Dir. Ben Blaine & Chris Blaine (USA 2016, 90mins 18)
Smart, funny, sexy, this sensitive but blood-soaked Indy horror comedy about an undead former girlfriend stalker is one of the best debuts of the year.


Festival Films for Sunday 22 May

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 11:00am
The Barn, Malkinhouse
£10
240mins

TBC

Pre-booking is essential - this can be done at Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Centre - open most days including Saturday and Sunday, and open Monday evening till 7pm - for anyone who lives out of district and cannot get to TIC, call Stephanie on 01484 681388.

Saturday (21st) session ideal for 6 to 16 year olds: Sunday (22nd) 11-16 year olds

The Barn at Malkin House from 11am - 3pm. The workshops are limited to 20 children per workshop and you will need to bring a packed lunch and wellies/coats if wet. The workshop venue is a short walk from Holmfirth up Cemetery Road, turn right down the Lane just before the Chicken Farm on the left, alternatively you can walk up through the wood from Huddersfield Road at various points between The Toad and Tattie and The Stumble Inn around the Hinchcliffe Mill area.
 
The venue will provide limited refreshments (drinks); the drop off point for the young people is at the top of the Lane as THERE IS NO PARKING at the event space.

Experiment and play with imagery in this animation workshop, under the supervision of an experienced cartoonist and filmmaker. A trip into the use of colour and pattern creation to produce 2D and 3D visualisations through animation techniques.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
190mins

Dir. Bruno Dumont (France 2014, 190mins 15)
A cross between Inspector Clouseau, Monty Python and Patricia Highsmith, this metaphysical murder mystery with its dead-pan humour and, at times, serious tone is one of the most quirky and enjoyable films of the year. It contains, possibly, the funniest scene in cinema since Jerry Lewis.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4
Adults:
£5
104mins

Dir. Bill Condon (UK 2015, 104mins PG)
Ian McKellen is wonderful as the long-retired private detective at the end of his life who is happy to look after bees until his housekeeper’s son revisits an old unsolved case. Set in1947, this is a lovely twist on the Sherlock Holmes legend. Introduced by crime novelist and Sherlock Holmes expert, David Stewart Davis, who has written extensively on the subject.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
87mins

Dir. Zaza Urushadze (Estonia 2013, 87mins 15)
This impressive Oscar-nominated film was definitely one of the best of the year. Set against a beautiful landscape defiled by war this deeply affecting poetic film delivers a striking anti-war message in a quiet and dignified manner.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 2:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£15 - inc entry to Mahler on Saturday

TBC

One of Britain’s finest film and television actors, who recently had a big success across the country as Charles III, talks to Tony Earnshaw (Reel Solutions) about his long career, from Salford to internationalstardom, illustrated with clips from his many film and television appearances, followed by a Q&A session.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 5:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Free

TBC

A rare chance to see the full match, complete with Kenneth Wolstenholme commentary, as England triumph over West Germany to win the World Cup – just in time for Euro 2016.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
144mins

Dir. Takashi Yamazaki (Japan 2015, 144mins 12)
Japan’s most expensive film ever and biggest No.1 at the box office is a nationalistic epic about the Kamikaze pilots of World War Two. It tracks two young people who discover that their grandfather was wrongly accused of being a coward through brilliantly staged air battles from Pearl Harbour to the final suicide missions.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Marsden Bandroom
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
112mins

Dir. Anna Muylaert (Brazil 2015, 112mins 15)
An excitingly fresh and totally convincing take on an old idea – class barriers come tumbling down in a Brazilian family when the housekeeper’s daughter appears. Fast pace, well-drawn and absorbing characters make this outstanding picture sing, and audiences loved it. (See www.gingerbreadhousepresents.co.uk for tickets)


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
93mins

Dir. Grimur Hakonarson (Iceland 2015, 93mins 15)
This gorgeous little film from Iceland has been the offbeat hit of the year. Two sheep farming brothers who haven’t spoken for forty years are forced by circumstance to end their decades’ long feud.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
130mins

Dir. Jan Komasa (Poland 2014, 130mins 15)
Poland’s most expensive film production and big hit at the box office is an extraordinary take on the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and its brutal suppression by the Nazi occupiers. An epic war film that centres on the destruction of the nationalist youth who found love, adventure and death.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Hepworth Village Hall
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
138mins

Dir. Sebastian Schipper (Germany 2013, 138mins 15)
An extraordinary technical feat – the whole film was shot in one continuous take. Full of twists and believable characters, convincing performances, this is a truly compelling thriller from frame one to the last.


Sun, 22/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Nicholas Hytner (UK 2015, 104mins 12A)
Maggie Smith is excellent in this hugely enjoyable crowd-pleasing British comedy of manners  based on the true story of the eccentric who parked her camper van in Alan Bennett’s garden for 15 years.


Festival Films for Monday 23 May

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£4.00
108mins

Dir. Harold French (UK 1948, 108mins U)
Britain’s best loved post-war couple Michael Dennison and Dulcie Grey star in this bang up-to-date drama about a doctor forced by circumstance to run a practice in the Black Country. He immediately runs into establishment opposition to his plans to use the local hospital for the benefit of his poorer patients. Produced at the founding of the NHS, it still resonates today.

(Bucket collection for the #HandsOffHRI campaign)


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
131mins

Dir. Hans Herbots (Belgium 2014, 131mins 18)
Based on British crime writer Mo Hayder’s 2001 novel about a detective haunted by the kidnapping of his brother some years ago and a current case of a missing child this is a brilliantly effective film noir that is totally gripping and some will find deeply disturbing.


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Foxtail Gallery, Holmfirth
FREE
96mins

Dir. Lech Majewski (Poland 2011, 96mins 15)
This is beyond words – there is little dialogue in a truly extraordinary film (starring Rutger Hauer and CharlotteRampling) that cinematically enters into the world of paintingwith a recreation of Bruegel’s 1564 masterpiece, The Way of Calvary, using live action and special effects which deliver almost 3D images.


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Choppards Mission, Holmfirth
Children:
£4
Adults:
£5
110mins

Dir. Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders (France 2014, 110mins 12)
Unmissable and shattering are typical audience responses to Wim Wender’s powerful documentary on the work of the extraordinary Brazilian photographer Sebastico Saljado, which treats human suffering with real humanity as he rejects any sense of despair.


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4
Adults:
£5
142mins

12A

Dir. Steven Spielberg (USA 2015, 142mins 12A)
The sentimental Spielberg is not a usual festival contender but this non-cynical Cold War drama of an American lawyer defending a Soviet spy and helping the CIA in the subsequent spy-swap, is excellent and has a great script from the Coen brothers and top-flight performances from Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Alan Alda.


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
111mins

Dir. Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria 2014, 111mins 15)
There are great films coming out of Eastern Europe such as this powerful and meticulously directed drama of black humour and desperate twists of fate about a teacher who tries to instil morality into her pupils, whilst surrounded by crime lords and economic distress.


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00

TBC

This is always a popular event but after seven years can we still find new material? We have, and will be presenting a full programmeof new, old and historic film and photographs chronicling life and the personalities in the Holme Valley and surrounding areas.

We will also screen some of the favourites of the past. Details of the programme will be revealed closer to the date on the Festival website and local press.


Mon, 23/05/2016 - 9:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

As dusk falls, three giant translucent heads will appear in the river bed. Looking like giant Easter Island Heads, each face will move, blink and come alive - magically animated by projections. The heads will speak, lip-synced to well-known moments from famous films. The heads will show your face. We will photograph your portrait on the night and add your photo to the mix of faces. Watch your face mouth the words of wellknown movie characters: “My name is Bond – J-A-M-E-S B-O-N-D’, Greta Garbo – ‘I want to be alone’, Michael Caine – ‘You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!’, ‘Make my Day’….and many more…

Great fun for everyone. Plus Outdoor Film Screenings


Festival Films for Tuesday 24 May

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
93mins

Dir. Anthony Kimmins (UK 1952, 93mins 12)
Top-notch and off-beat British suspense thriller starring John Mills as a well-off aircraft
designer who tries to stop his daughter’s marriage (to Herbert Lom). Fine script with plenty
of twists and a cast of the best British actors of the time made for an entertaining movie.


Tue, 24/05/2016 - 7:00pm
The Barn, Malkinhouse
£12.50 with Wine and Cheese
105mins

Dir. Alberto Rodriguez (Spain 2014, 105mins 15)
Gripping award-winning Spanish film noir. Detectives try to bring to justice a serial killer in a Spain still over-shadowed by the legacy of Franco. An excellent stylish thriller, steeped in the ominous atmosphere of the marshlands.


Tue, 24/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£5.00
113mins

Dir. Justin Kurzel (UK 2015, 113mins 15)
Devastatingly gorgeous visually with stunning images, this faithful version of the Scottish play
has a dream team at its centre, Marion Cotillard and a mesmerising Michael Fassbender,
in a an innovative and brutal film that is soaked in blood. Talk by Todd Andrew Borlick,
University of Huddersfield specialist on Shakespeare.


Tue, 24/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Fernando Coimbra (Brazil 2013, 101mins 15)
First feature thriller based on the true story of a couple dealing with the kidnapping of their child. A modern noir with flawless performances, it displays considerable drive, twisting and tightening to a shocking climax.


Tue, 24/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Foxtail Gallery, Holmfirth
FREE
74mins

Dir. Vera Chytilova (Czechoslovakia 1966, 74mins 15)
A milestone in 1960s’ Czech new wave films, this is a wonderful, colourful, riotous, punk-style classic comedydrama by a female director about two young women who play pranks on men and rebel against what was seen as a materialistic society.


Tue, 24/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
130mins

Dir. Adam McKay (USA 2015, 130mins 15)
A smart and immensely entertaining and scathingly funny Oscar-nominated movie with a
starry cast (Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carrell and Ray Gosling) about the 2008 financial
crisis that reveals a world of misfits, corruption and villains who have escaped punishment.


Tue, 24/05/2016 - 8:00pm
Parish Church, Holmfirth
£5.00
76mins

(Dir. Sean McAllister (UK, Fr., Lebanon, Syria 2015, 76mins 12)
The full version of the BAFTA winning documentary filmed over five years charts the incredible odyssey to political freedom of a couple who met in prison 15 years previously. An intimate view of the effects of a Syrian war still destroying lives and creating a huge refugee problem. Supported by the local (and international) Syria Refugee Relief Fund.


Festival Films for Wednesday 25 May

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 12:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£5.00
84mins

Dir. Noah Baumbach (USA 2015, 84mins 15)
Kids off to school, treat yourself to a late breakfast / early lunch, followed by this fast and witty screwball comedy that’s also cool and modern about a student who cures her loneliness by following the wacky schemes of her future step-sister


Wed, 25/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4
105mins

Dir. Walter Ford (UK 1947, 105mins 12A)
Based on the book The Crowthers of Bankdam, by local author Thomas Armstrong this Northern saga follows the fortunes of the family mill in the Colne Valley from the mid-19th century. A hit in 1947, stars Dennis Price, Anne Crawford and a young Nicholas Parsons. Had its Premier at Huddersfield's Ritz cinema.


RAN
Wed, 25/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00

 Dir.Akira Kurasawa (Japan 1985, 162mins 12A)
‘The best films don’t just use the Bard, they translate him.’ – Ian McKellen. Any fans of westerns, war movies and period films should leave their house for this unforgettable and gripping version of King Lear. A tale of betrayal and trust that is superbly acted with a series of brilliant scenes on an epic scale.


Wed, 25/05/2016 - 7:00pm
The Barn, Malkinhouse
£12.50
97mins

12A

Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako (Fr./Mauritania 2015, 97mins 12A)
Based on a real incident – the stoning to death of a young couple in Mali - this is definitely one of the films of the year. Timely, with a powerful message about religious intolerance the Cannes Festival award-winner is full of irony and poetry with breath-taking images

Ticket price includes  Wine & Cheese


Wed, 25/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Foxtail Gallery, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Selection of great shorts looking at the sometimes mysterious and fascinating subject of making art –with artists Ivon Hitchens, Ken Matsuzaki, Nicholas Gerard, Sid Bernard, Lee Kang-hyo and others - making pots, paintings and photographs.


Wed, 25/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Jonny Owen (UK 2015, 104mins 12)
Hilarious, inspirational and emotional, this extremely entertaining documentary tells the story of the extraordinary achievement of the legendary Brian Clough and the Nottingham Forest team that won against the odds the 1979 and 1980 European cups.


Wed, 25/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
£5.00
84mins

Dir. John Maclean (UK/NZ 2015, 84mins 15)
Michael Fassbender is very impressive as the bounty hunter in this excellent first feature from John Maclean. Tense, twisty and brilliant, this is an authentic, lyrical western to savour even though filmed in New Zealand.


Wed, 25/05/2016 - 8:00pm
Parish Church, Holmfirth
£5.00

TBC

A selection of the best avant garde and underground films from the hypnotically beautiful to the comedic films of Brakhage, Maya Deren and Oskar Fischinger counterpointed with live performances of Cage’s music by Holmfirth and internationally known composer Barry Russell with his hugely talented friends. Central to Cage’s philosophy, chance will play a large part in the evening in deciding the choice of films and the musical outcomes. The event celebrates the launch of Barry Russell’s new book ‘Everything we do is music.’: Cross-curricular experiments in sound based on the music of John Cage.


Festival Films for Thursday 26 May

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
82mins

Dir. Brett Haley (USA 2015, 82mins 12)
A really good film for grown-ups about an older, long-time widow who starts relationships with two men. Warm and funny, it has a striking, heartfelt performance from Blythe Danner at its core with support from Sam Elliott.


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Pupils from Kirkroyd J&I school have been engaged in local and oral histories and creative activities for a new arts project directed by Dr Heather Norris-Nicolson and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Based on newly discovered films of the 1930s pageants in New Mill, the night will premier Tim Copsey’s film, Pageant Tales (UK 2016, 25mins), and live music from Barry Russell. Followed by the best of the week’s animation workshops and the winners of Red Ledge’s Animals of Holmfirth competition.


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
FREE
30mins

TBC

Want to make a short film?  We are looking for exciting mini-films on the subject of animals in Holmfirth - filmed in any genre/sytle, from documentary to drama to animation to comedy.

You can submit your own film made on your own camera as long as it is not longer than 3 minutes.

There will be prizes and the Special Tiger Award donated by Red Ledge for the best films, which will be screened on Thursday 26 May at The Picturedrome.


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Foxtail Gallery, Holmfirth
£4.00
137mins

Dir. Isao Takata (Japan 2013, 137mins U)
The animation feature of recent years and one of Studio Ghibli’s finest achievements is a real fairy-tale and a beautiful example of Japanese hand-drawn anime which serves both as an entertainment and as an example of true art.


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Parish Church, Holmfirth
£5.00
205mins

Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky (USSR 1966, 205mins 15)
Like all great works of art this film about Russia’s legendary religious icon painter reveals more on each viewing. Now restored and remastered, this epic masterpiece with stunning scenes set in a 15th century of wars and suffering is a spiritual experience - even for those who do not believe. Suppressed by the Soviet regime, Tarkovsky’s work begs the question – how is it that great art comes out of totalitarian regimes


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£4.00
35mins

(Dir. Mike Wade (UK 2016, 35mins U)
Local film-maker Mike Wade’s fascinating documentary on the most tragic event in
Holmfirth’s history: the bursting of the Bilberry reservoir in 1852 in which 82 people lost
their lives. Superb original drawings by Jenny Hinchliffe focus upon the individual human
suffering caused by the reservoir owner’s greed and culpable negligence.

Second show due to popular demand!


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£5.00
108mins

Dir. Alex Garland (UK 2015, 108mins 15)
Alex Garland’s directorial debut is a fine Sci-fi thriller that won many awards. Full of ideas about artificial intelligence clothed in the excellent special effects of the android (Alicia Vikander in a great performance) that is under scrutiny in the home of its billionaire inventor.

Followed by a presentation by Dr Stephen Dorril (University of Huddersfield) and debate on – where are the jet cars, the space-age clothes and the end of work we were promised? Why didn’t the future arrive? And will it ever?


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Scholes Cricket Club
£5.00
99mins

Dir. Johnny Blank, Sam Collins (UK 2015, 99mins 12A)
An important documentary about two journalists' passionate about the game they love, who discover a massive international scandal of greed and unaccountable power which is destroying first-class five-day cricket.


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
£5.00
88mins

Dir. Sean Baker (USA 2015, 88mins 15)
Ground-breaking film shot entirely on an IPhone with a micro-budget that is thoroughly entertaining. A vibrant down-and-dirty romp as a hooker (and her best friend) try to find the boyfriend/pimp who cheated them. Would-be film-makers should see this.


Thu, 26/05/2016 - 8:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
90mins

Dir.Terry Abraham (UK 2016, 90mins U)
Award winning filmmaker Terry Abraham has produced a wonderful and breathtaking documentary showcasing one of the Lake district’s most iconic and beloved fells, the ‘people’s mountain’, Blencathra, with truly stunning images.


Festival Films for Friday 27 May

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 2:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Lunch & Film £15
111mins

Dir. John Crowley (Ireland 2015, 111mins 12A)
Appealing, often funny and entertaining with outstanding performances, this old-fashioned romantic period drama about an Irish immigrant to 1950s’ New York who falls for tough Italian plumber has won over audiences across the world.

Ladies Who Lunch
Lunches start at 12pm at participating restaurants in Holmfirth: (Mezze, Aldea & The Tap House) Film 2.30pm Lunch and Film £15. Film only £5.00


Fri, 27/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
£5.00
121mins

Dir. Denis Villeneuve (US 2015, 121mins 15)
A real white-knuckle drug-trade thriller centred on the Mexican border that delivers great and often gruesome set pieces and an award-winning performance for best supporting actor from Benicio del Toro.


Fri, 27/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Foxtail Gallery, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Matthew Hooper’s Short Film: Rumble (UK 2016, 10mins) A deaf boxer must decide whether to give up the sport he loves for an operation that may allow him to hear for the first time.


Fri, 27/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
139mins

Dir. Robert Stevenson (US 1964, 139mins U)
More than half a century on, this is still one of the most beloved family films – here is the chance to sing along with those classic songs.


Fri, 27/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
£5.00
132mins

Dir. Ridley Scott (US 2015, 132mins 12)
One of the most entertaining films of the year. An excellent Matt Damon is stranded on the Red Planet in a smart, thrilling and funny popcorn movie.


Fri, 27/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Hepworth Village Hall
£5.00
115mins

Dir. Tobias Lindholm (Denmark 2015, 115mins 15)
A nerve-shattering first half introduces this intelligent, tense and impeccably even-handed war drama about a commander who commits – depending on your perspective - a tragic mistake or war crime - Denmark’s Oscar entry this year.


Fri, 27/05/2016 - 9:30pm
Cinema Truck, Holmfirth
£5.00
99mins

Dir. Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz (Austria 2014, 99mins 15)
One of the year’s creepiest films is a perfect horror Austrian tale of twins who welcome home their mother after reconstructive surgery to her face. Dark, violent and drenched in dread.