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Twelve Pounds & Ten Shillings would have Sufficed: The Holmfirth Flood of 1852

(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!

Red Ledge's Animals of Holmfirth Film Competition

Want to make a short film? We are looking for exciting minifilms on the subject of animals in Holmfirth – in the broadest sense, filmed in any genre/style from documentary from drama, to animation to comedy.

GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED

Cameras are available for the 20 young people/teams who sign up aged 10 to 16 years old with a crash course in film-making from Dr Simpo. But you can submit your own film made on your own camera as long as it is no longer than 3mins. Details on the festival website.

Twelve Pounds & Ten Shillings would have Sufficed: The Holmfirth Flood of 1852

(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.

Oddball and the Penguin

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.

My Brother Jonathan #Hands off HRI

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)

Sing-Along with Mary Poppins

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.

The Tail of Princess Kaguya

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.

Life of a Mountain, Blencathra

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.

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