15 - Suitable for 15 and over

Festival Films at Brambles, Holmfirth

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:30pm
£4.00
108mins

Dir. Jim Jarmusch, US, 2016

A bigtime fan, Jarmusch's in-depth documentary on Iggy and the Stooges, the band - the antithesis of psychedelia - with an aggressive and powerful style of fundamental rock-n-roll which influenced Punk is very entertaining.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Holmfirth Adults: £4.00
135mins

Dir. John Sayles, US, 1987

Gripping historical drama about the strike by coal miners in 1920 in Virginia which was brutally opposed by the mine owners in a bitter and bloody conflict. Superb direction by independent director, John Sayles, Chris Cooper and James Earl Jones star in what critics now regard as one of the great American films of the last thirty years. Proceeds to Orgreave: Truth and Justice Campaign


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Adults
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Kelly Freemon Craig, US, 2016

High school life gets too much for Nadine... Hailee Steinfeld is outstanding in the lead role with great back-up from Woody Harrelson. A sharp script transcends the usual teen fare to make for a warm, funny delight and the best teen-flick of the year.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:00pm
£5.00
137mins

Dir. Kenneth Lonergan, US, 2016

A broken man returns to the New England scene of past traumas in an Oscar-nominated almost operatic poetic drama that is masterfully told and beautifully acted.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£4.00
102mins

Dir. Kirsten Johnson, USA, 2016

Sundance award winner from veteran documentary film-maker and cinematographer, Kirsten Johnson, who interweaves 25 years of film-making into an absorbing and fascinating tapestry, revealing the relationship between her and the subjects.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
100mins

Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark, 2016 

Weirdly entertaining, this dark, strange tale of two brothers and their surreal, bizarre relatives stays just the right side of wackiness with exceptional performances from Mads Mikkelsen and other Danish favourites.

 

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
119mins

Dir. Antonio Campos, US/UK, 2016

The forgotten episode of the TV reporter who committed suicide on air in 1974. British actor Rebecca Hall is simply brilliant in the real-life role of the ambitious 1970s' news anchor on a Florida television station, Christine Chubbuck, whose life starts to spiral out of control.  A tragic, sometimes funny film which is also revealing about the media.

 

PAY ON DOOR FOR THIS FILM


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
118mins

Dir. Yeon Sang-Ho, South Korea, 2016

You may be wary of zombie movies but this is one of the best films of the year. Fast paced, astonishingly well-directed, it never lets up in the invention stakes. A metaphor for clashing class-based moral values, it is, simply, terrific fun.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Adults
£4.00
97mins

Dir Frantisek Vlacil, Czechoslovakia, 1967

Mid-60s Czech new wave film production was incredibly impressive. One of its forgotten classics is this beautiful, visionary medieval tale manhood by country's greatest director of the boy who grows into. Powerful, engrossing it is no surprise that Stanley Kubrick considered it to be one of the best films of the 1960s.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
139mins

Dir. Mel Gibson, Australia, 2016

Electrifying true story of the ostracised US pacifist medic who won the Congressional Medal of Honour in WW2 for saving his fellow soldiers in a brutal and savage battle that makes for old-fashioned riveting cinema.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Adults
£12.50
108mins

THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS LEFT ON SALE AT HOLMFIRTH LIBRARY (open till 7pm today) FOR THIS FOOD AND FILM EVENT AT MALKIN HOUSE BARN, high above the Holme Valley - a beautiful setting, wonderful food followed by an excellent film. 

IF YOU HAVEN'T PLANNED WHAT TO EAT TONIGHT, TREAT YOURSELF. 

TRUMAN      Dir. Cesc Gay (Spain, Argentina 2016, 108mins 15)

Wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends (and a dog) who have a final bittersweet reunion in Spain. A lovely film with a wonderful tone and great performances from Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara (and the dog).

Please note, there is no parking at the venue - if travelling by car, please park on Royd Lane above Malkin House and enjoy the short walk down to the barn.

 


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
£5.00
156mins

Dir No Hong-jin, Korea, 2016

Suspicion leads to hysteria following the arrival of a mysterious stranger and series of brutal murders. The Koreans are producing great films at the moment and this intense horror thriller is one of the best films of the year. 


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Adults
£4.00
78mins

Dir. Trey Edward Shults, US, 2016

An independent and unique gem from first time director Trey Shults. Tensions rise at a Thanksgiving gathering when the troubled and alcoholic Krisha - in a truly stunning and totally unnerving performance - reunites with her family.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
163mins

Dir. Andrea Arnold, US, 2016

Cannes and Bafta winner about a teenage girl with nothing to lose who takes to the road and discovers the power of love. Breathtaking photography in a US magical mystery tour by British director Andre Arnold. Long but the journey will be remembered.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
114mins

Dir. Matt Ross, US, 2016

Wonderfully enjoyable and at times thought-provoking comedy-drama with Viggo Mortensen as the hippie father with six children living in perfect isolation in the Pacific Northwest forest who has to journey into the real world when their mother dies. Pleasurably free-wheeling and humorous, audiences love it.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:00pm
£20.00
100mins
Sold Out

A Food and Film evening at The Whippet and Pickle, Holmfirth.  Advance ticket purchase required.

Your film:

Dir. Iciar Bollain, Spain, 2016

Spirited young woman and her uncle venture on a madcap road trip through Spain to retrieve the family olive tree from a cabal of investors in a charming and beautiful film about the environment and family loyalty.

 


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
102mins

Dir. David Mackenzie, US, 2016

Harking back to the great American films of the seventies, Jeff Bridges at his best in this taut, tense modern cops and robbers thriller with wonderful dialogue that has the feel of a western in a land of economic.


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 3:00pm
£4.00
82mins

Dir. Darren Thornton, Ireland, 2016

 

Instantly loveable and very charming this Irish romantic comedy about 'Mad' Mary who returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison is funny and at times heart-breaking with a great central performance from Seana Kerslake, a real star of the future. Recommended.


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:00pm
£20.00
83mins
Sold Out

Dir. Vincent Garenq, France, Germany, 2016

 

Poignant, moving and disturbing true story of a one man's extraordinary struggle over a number of years to bring his daughter's killer to justice, with another spellbinding central performance from Daniel Auteuil and fine supporting cast.

 

Limited numbers. Advance ticket purchase required.- available direct from restaurant. www.thewhippet and pickle.com


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
107mins

Dir. Pablo Lamain, Chile, 2016

An inspector hunts down Nobel-prize winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda and politician fugitive in his home counrty in the late 1940's. A warm-hearted thriller, beautifully filmed, invetive and intelligent. 

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute 


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
117mins

Dir. Tom Ford (US 2016, 117mins 15)

This second feature from fashion designer/director Ford divides audiences and critics, though most thought it one of the best films of the year. It's a toxically delicious neo-noir psychological thriller, brilliant visually and narratively with fine performances from Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. And the ending?


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Bentley Dean & Martin Butler (Australia 2015, 104mins 15)

Australia's spectacularly lush and exotic multi-award-winner and submission to the Oscars is beautifully shot true story of a couple on the remote Pacific island of Tanna who marry for love and break all the tribal rules.

Limited number of tickets from www.holmevalleywellbeing.com

Showing at Holmfirth Wellbeing Centre


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 8:00pm
£5.00
120mins

Dir. Koji Fukada, Japan, 2016

Just released in the cinema this Cannes winner for Japan's most innovative director is a chilling examination of family guilt (as the family invite in a mysterious man) which goes straight to the heart of evil. Hard not to leave the film shaken. 


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£5.00
128mins

Dir. Cristian Mungiu, Romania, 2016

We would do anything for our children, wouldn't we? A brilliant, masterly, complex tragedy of moral values that is utterly compelling. Out of the oppressive, corrupt Romanian regime comes a genuine five star film.


Sun, 12/11/2017 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Martin Zandvliet, Denmark/Germany 2015, 101mins 15

Admired by both critics and audiences this little known post-war story of teenage German PoWs who were forced to clear thousands of mines from Danish beaches is a tense and tragic affair which leaves a deep impression. Finally released here, this was Denmark's Oscar entry for best Foreign Language Film. 

Advance tickets available online or pay on door


Mon, 18/12/2017 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
113mins

(Dir. Edgar Wright, US 2017, 113mins 15)

Hugely enjoyable and original action thriller in which a getaway driver (Ansel Elgort - The Fault in Our Stars) drives to the beat of a great soundtrack for crime boss Kevin Spacey creating car mayhem in the process.

Advance tickets available online or pay on door


Sun, 18/03/2018 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
104mins

(Dir. Armando Iannucci, UK 2017, 104mins 15)

No awards for probably the best British film of the year. Great cast and acting in an irreverent, violent, uproarious satire on the Soviet power struggle occasioned by the death of the dictator Stalin 1953. So good Russia banned it.


Sun, 29/04/2018 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
122mins

(Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2017, 122mins 15)

Russia's Oscar nomination and multi-award winner from the director of The Return, Elena and Leviathan is a searing drama about an estranged couple with new partners going through a bitter divorce. Then their 12 year-old son disappears. The best film of the year?


Fri, 25/05/2018 - 2:30pm
£6.00 film only; £15 lunch and film
105mins

Dir. Paul McGuigan (UK 2017 105mins 15)

Superb award-winning performances from the ever wonderful Annette Bening, the excellent Jaime Bell and Julie Walters based on the true story of the Hollywood actress, Gloria Grahame, who finds romance and happiness with a young man even after a life changing event that takes place in Liverpool in the early 1980s.

THIS FILM IS BEING SCREENED AS PART OF OUR LUNCH AND FILM EVENT.  TICKETS FOR LUNCH PLUS FILM £15 AVAILABLE ONLY FROM PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:  

  • ALDEA (tel 01484 689003)
  • BLACK CAT BISTRO (tel 01484 682212)
  • MEZZE (tel 01484 681311)
  • THE TAP HOUSE (tel 01484 681568)

Film only tickets £6 available from Holmfirth Picturedrome (online) or Box Office Bar (in person)

Lunches start 12 noon, film starts 2.30pm


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
108mins

Dir. Angela Robinson (US 2017, 108mins 15)

The true story of the writer of the feminist superheroine Wonder Woman, the secret life shared by him, his wife and their female lover, and the attacks on the wartime comic for sexual perversity.


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
ADMISSION £5
102mins

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud (Israel/France 2016, 102mins 15)

This exhilarating first feature from Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud caused a sensation in Israel for her depiction of three free-spirited and joyful modern Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv. She extracts wonderful performances from the actors in this slyly subversive award-winning feminist drama.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
180mins

THE PARTY

Dir. Sally Potter (UK 2017, 68mins 15)

Potter's short, sharp and at times disconcerting dark comedy about Middle Class mores showcases British acting at its best with great performances and sparkling dialogue from Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Timothy Spall.

GLORY

Dir. Kristinia Grozeva & Peter Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece 2017 99mins 12)

Beautifully acted and often very funny fable about a honest and innocent railworker who comes across a large cache of money and sets off a tale of corruption and eventual tragedy as the hard-edged PR people (a wonderful Margita Gosheva) take over. Another gem from these Bulgarian directors (The Lesson, 2015).


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, 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


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
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
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
Adults
£5.00
88mins

From the team that produced last year's highlight about two brothers and sheep, this absolute gem was Iceland's entry to the Oscars. A near perfect Fargo-like social drama with great acting, complex, tender and ironic tale of neighbourly disputes that is also tragic.

 

Dir. Hafstein Gunnar Sigurdsson (Iceland 2017 88mins 15)


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


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
105mins

For those who enjoyed Faces/Places here is a chance to see the multi-award winning film by Varda who died in March. Sandrine Bonnaire is outstanding as the young drifter who wanders through the Languedoc wine country one winter. A poetic stunner.

 

Dir. Agnes Varda (France 1985, 105mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
95mins

BAFTA winning documentary on the career of a member of the Walker Bros, one of the biggest acts of the 60s. Follows Scott from pop star to a cult figure with interviews from Bowie, Eno and Radiohead, who were all influenced by this enigmatic figure who died in March.

 

Dir. Stephen Kijak (US 2006, 95mins 15)

 

Meltham Memories will be celebrating a 50s/60s weekend on 6-7 July 2019.


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
Adults
£5.00
134mins

A very good and precise directorial debut from Cooper who also stars in this moving tear-jerker musical love story with an excellent Lady Gaga, the young musician who finds fame as her mentor is dragged down by age and alcoholism.

 

Dir. Bradley Cooper (US 2018, 134mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
85mins

Denmark's entry to the Oscars is a gripping abduction thriller done in real time. The Guardian said it was a 'masterclass in wringing breathless tension from just a few key ingredients' - man in a room, a female and a gun. Excellent director, editing and superb central performance by Jakob Cedergren.

 

Dir. Gustave Moller (Denmark 2018, 85mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
121mins

This Foreign Language Oscar nominee and Cannes winner is a freakish documentary-like drama on the civil war in Ukraine's eastern region where the lawless fanatics in control of gangs unleash open conflict, crimes and looting. Kaleidoscope of fake-news and degradation: war film of the year?

 

Dir. Sergei Loznika (Ukraine 2018, 121mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
119mins

Powerful and unsettling political satire; war film of the year? True story of a German deserter in the last days of the war who embarks on a brutal odyssey putting on the uniform of a SS officer. A chilling performance from Max Hubacher as the Captain.

 

Dir. Robert Schwentke (Germany 2018, 119mins 15)


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
98mins

In a run-down seaside town a dog groomer commits petty crimes for a former boxer who terrorises the neighbourhood. Winner of Best Actor at Cannes, Marcello Fonte is brilliant as the naive, small man who takes on the big bully in what is a really great modern western.

 

Dir. Matteo Garrone (Italy 2018, 98mins 15)


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


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 - 7:30pm
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.

 


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 - 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 - 2:00pm
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 - 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. 


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