WHAT'S ON WINTER FESTIVAL 2019

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Friday 8/11/19

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.

 

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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.

 

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Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Tom Harper (UK 2018, 101mins 15)

 

Jessie Buckley lights up the screen in her debut film with strong support from Julie Walters in a refreshingly unsentimental bittersweet film of a young wayward Glaswegian young mother who dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
133mins

Dir. Bo Burnham (US 2018, 94mins, 15)

 

Hollywood's best films are in the coming of age genre. Obama's favourite film of last year is a bold and painfully funny take on the awkwardness of adolescence in an age of social media that looks and feels like the real thing. Elsie Fisher as the 13 year-old is simply brilliant.

 


Saturday 9/11/19

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 - 2:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
162mins

Dir. Simone de Vries (Holland 2006, 64mins)

 

Blond, Blue Eyes - documentary biography of Holland's most famous actor who moved effortlessly between art classics, Hollywood and cult slasher movies, producing great performances and, in Blade Runner, one of the most memorable scenes in cinema. 

 

Followed by

 

Dir. Robert Harmon (US 1986, 98mins 15)

 

The Hitcher - a favourite of Hauer fans. A naive college boy crosses the path of the devil on a lost highway in a sleek action thriller car ride that is pure adrenalin entertainment.

 


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 - 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.  

 

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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.

 

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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.

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
120mins

Dir. Sydney Pollack & Alan Elliott (US 2018 120mins PG)

 

Shelved and hidden for fifty years, here is one of the greatest musical performances you will ever see from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in her 1972 gospel concerts. Transcendental.

 

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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).

 

 

 


Sunday 10/11/19

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 - 2:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
108mins

Dir. Callum Macrae (UK 2018, 108 mins 15)

 

A forensic and shocking study of the almost forgotten death of eleven innocent Catholics in an incident in Northern Ireland in 1971, which foreshadowed Bloody Sunday. Documentary film-making and investigative journalist at its best.

 


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 - 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 - 7:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
138mins

Dir. Ari Aster (Sweden 2019 138mins 18)

 

A couple's journey to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in remote Sweden turns into a pagan horror in the style of The Wicker Man that grips audiences. Beautiful, terrifying and rated by some critics a modern masterpiece.


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.