WHAT'S ON DURING THE FESTIVAL 2017

Festival Films for Saturday 20 May 2017

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 11:00am
Hope Bank Works
£7.50

TBC

Experiment with colour and imagery in this animation workshop which will also include screen printing your own original psychedelic T-shirt under the supervision of an experienced animator and artist.

Ideal for 8 to 16 year olds. Bring a packed lunch and a plain white T-shirt.

Limited numbers: advance booking required via Holmfirth Library & Tourist Information Centre.

Further Animation Competition and Workshop details email: doctorsimpo@hotmail.co.uk and on the Festival website.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Chris McKay, US, 2017

Dizzyingly funny block-buster computer animated Batman comedy. Clever, very entertaining and a visual treat for all the family.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
107mins

Dir. Ron Hall et al, US, 2016

Big Tunes, great characters and a magical return to form in this traditional Disney princess saga set in Polynesia. The best animated family feature of the year.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
90mins

Dir. Martin Witz (Germany 2011, 90mins)

In 1943 the year the first A-Bomb was built, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman discovered LSD and changed the world. Hoffman lived to be 100 years old. Entertaining and informative documentary.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Box Office Bar
FREE

TBC

Leading Music Journalist Rob Chapman talks about Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett based on his acclaimed biography of the psychedelic music genius, A Very Irregular Head, with film clips and music.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Hepworth Village Hall
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Travis Knight, USA, 2016

 

Gorgeous epic adventure. A young boy must find the magical suit of armour his father wore... Beautiful stop-motion animation, dazzling and spectacular with big ideas for children of any age.

 

 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE

TBC

An exploding cornucopia of music from psychedelic films and festivals.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:15pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
153mins

 

 

 

Excellent documentary with lots of Floyd/Soft Machine on the emerging British underground movement in the mid-60s. 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
115mins

Dir. Scott Derrickson, USA, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch is excellent as the flawed doctor with magical powers who battles dark forces. Hugely enjoyable mind-bending superhero tale based on the 60s' psychedelic Marvel comic.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
118mins

12A

Dir. Denis Villeneuve, US, 2016

 

Twelve mysterious spacecraft appear across the globe... A big high-concept sci-fi that is both epic and intimate, mixing realism with a sense of wonder. Ideal for a Saturday afternoon.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Box Office Bar
FREE

TBC

Simon Matthews has written a magical history - Psychedelic Celluloid: British Pop Music in Film and TV 1965-1974 - of the influence of music and drugs on 300 Psychedelic Films, illustratedith clips from key films of the period.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 4:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
102mins

Dir. Christian Desmares/Franck Ekinci, Fr.  2015

Spectacular and delightful children's steampunk-style sci-fi film bursting with colourful imagination.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 5:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
87mins

 

 

 

Dir. Jack O’Connell, USA, 1968

 

Documentary exploring the hippie experience and the counter-culture of 60s' San Francisco with the music of the time.

 

 

 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 5:00pm
Box Office Bar
FREE

TBC

Rob Chapman continues with an exploration of his book Psychedelia and Other Colours, which chronicles with acid wit, the creative manifestation and cultural impact of LSD-inspired music.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
FREE
89mins

Dir. George Englund, US, 1971 

Dr Lee Brought is back to introduce to the first and only Electric Psychedelic western with two gunfighters who experience surreal visions on their journey through the West. Music from Country Joe and the Fish and the James Gang.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Box Office Bar
FREE

TBC

Classic psychedelic films and music from 1967


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
100mins

TBC

 Dir.  Richard C. Sarafin, US, 1971

Pill-popping Vietnam vet (Barry Newman) delivers a race car across America in the longest and greatest car chase on film to a soundtrack of wonderful music.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 6:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
107mins

Dir: Allison Ellwood and Alex Gibney, USA, 2011

 

A vibrant time capsule using the original footage chronicling Ken Kesey's and the Prankster's historic freewheeling trip across America in 1964 evangelising LSD.

 

 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Hepworth Village Hall
Adults:
£5.00
162mins

Dir. Maren Ade. Germany/Austria, 2016

The best foreign language film of the year. A practical joking father tries to connect with his hard working daughter. Surreal, very, very funny, very German, and, ultimately, tragic.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Mechanics' Hall, Marsden
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
108mins

12A

Dir. J A Bayona, US, 2016

Splendid melodrama of a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness. Great performances in a deeply affecting movie that brings a lump to the throat. Partly filmed around Marsden.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
139mins

Dir. Denzel Washington, US, 2016

The Pulitzer-winning play becomes a Great American Film in the hands of director/actor Denzel Washington. Multi-award winner, brilliant acting from Viola Davis and spellbinding language in a drama of 1950s' working-class Afro-America.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
128mins

12A

Dir. Damian Chazelle, US, 2016

Romantic musicals - what happened to those? Back with a fistful of awards, this delectable treat starring Emma Stone and Ray Gosling brings a tear to the eye and a broad smile.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£5.00
116mins

Dir. Anna Biller, USA, 2016

Beyond camp, a stylish feminist fantasy in which a beautiful young witch casts spells to find a man to love her in a parody of 60s' films that is an ecstasy of artificiality and entirely enjoyable.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Parish Church, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Local resident and international composer Barry Russell and his wonderful musicians unleash their artistic musical talent on modern versions of psychedelic classics from the Beatles to Pink Floyd. Supported by local musician Ben Simm and his project Big Tide, plus a mind-bending psychedelic light show.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Box Office Bar
FREE

TBC

Holmfirth's own acidheads playing the LSD hits with a mind-blowing light show.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
95mins

TBC

 Dir. Denis Hopper, US, 1969

Classic road (LSD) trip by hippies (Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper) in search of freedom in a conformist and corrupt America. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper find Jack Nicholson along the way. The best soundtrack of any film.

 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
112mins

Dir. Sam Peckinpah, US, Mexico, 1974

 

Peckinpah's most personal film is the ultimate cult film. An American bartender (a brilliant Warren Oates) and his prostitute girlfriend on a road trip across the Mexican border that descends into a dark, surreal killing spree, helped by large quantities of tequila.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 8:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£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.


Festival Films for Sunday 21 May 2017

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 11:00am
Hope Bank Works
£7.50

TBC

Experiment with colour and imagery in this animation workshop which will also include screen printing your own original psychedelic T-shirt under the supervision of an experienced animator and artist.

Ideal for 8 to 16 year olds. Bring a packed lunch and a plain white T-shirt.

Limited numbers: advance booking required via Holmfirth Library & Tourist Information Centre.

Further Animation Competition and Workshop details email: doctorsimpo@hotmail.co.ukand on the Festival website.

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
97mins

Dir. Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, UK, 1965

1940: the Nazis successfully invade the UK. The television series SS-GB was a poor fantasy, this pseudo-documentary made by a young Brownlow and Mollo about the British rebels' attempt to free the country is an extraordinary achievement of independent film-making made with invention.

 

Biographer of British Fascist Sir Oswald Mosley, Dr Stephen Dorril will talk about his research on the role of the British Resistance Organisation and Nazis invasion plans for the UK.

 

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
78mins

Dir. Reme Chaye, France, 2016 

Beautifully crafted animation family masterpiece to enrich a child's experience of film. Instead of marrying her Prince Charming, a young Russian aristocrat embarks on an epic quest in a film of female empowerment. 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
87mins

Dir. Otto Bell, UK, Mongolia, 2016

An awesome real-life documentary for family audiences. The first Kazakh girl in Mongolia in a 1,000 years to learn how to hunt with a golden eagle. A visual treat in which the camera simply flies. 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
49mins

Dir. Stephen Frears (UK 1972, 49mins PG)

 

Alan Bennet's first play for television is a charming comedy centred on a Halifax cycling club trip in 1911 to the Yorkshire countryside.

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
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 - 4:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
72mins

Dir. Esther Johnson, UK, 2016

Evocative documentary of archive footage tells the story of the North East's involvement in the First World War with text by Bob Stanley (St Etienne) and soundtrack by Field Music.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 5:15pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
46mins

Dir. Makoo Shinkai (Japan 2013 46mins 12)

Stunning anime film about a high school student who skips school to sketch in a rainy garden.

Showing as a part of the outdoor theatre experience at the Old Bridge Hotel.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE
100mins

Dir Carol Reed, UK, 1947

The greatest British film of all time according to critics and audiences alike. From cuckoo clocks to...

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£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
Southgate Theatre, Honley
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.

 

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£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
Shimla, Holmfirth
FREE
96mins

TBC

Dir. Fisher Stevens, US, 2016

Wonderfully filmed, crucial, breath-taking, eye-opening documentary about the effects of climate change presented by Leonardo DiCaprio. It might have been depressing but it does offer a glimmer of hope and presents a case that even in the Holme Valley, a difference can be made.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Hepworth Village Hall
£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
Marsden Bandroom
£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.


Festival Films for Monday 22 May 2017

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
102mins

Dir Carol Reed, UK, 1953

Carol Reed's excellent, newly restored Cold War thriller set in the wreckage of post-war Berlin and starring James Mason, Claire Bloom and Hildegard Knef is very much in the mould of The Third Man.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
FREE
89mins

Dir. Roger Ross Williams, US, 2016 

Captivating and moving multi-award-winning coming-of-age documentary about a boy and family who overcame the challenge of autism by immersing themselves in the world of Disney animation to reconnect with the real world.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
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
Southgate Theatre, Honley
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
The Barn, Malkinhouse
Adults:
£12.50
108mins

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).


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£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. 


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
91mins

Dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer, Germany, Finland, UK, 2011

Gorgeously shot and masterfully directed portrait of the international bohemian artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates beautiful sculptures for the outdoors from natural materials. Award-winning documentary only now available is immensely enjoyable.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00

We've done it again - found another rich crop of old and historic film of the Holme Valley and Huddersfield. The premier of our documentary on artist Trevor Stubley, Mike Wade's Summer Wine Town, old Holmfirth, foreign views of Huddersfield, a young Ashley Jackson, local music and lots more for another, emotional, nostalgia feast.

 


Festival Films for Tuesday 23 May 2017

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
92mins

Dir. Alexander MacKendrick, UK, 1954

Restored and remastered this is a wonderful, charming, sentimental Ealing comedy about attempts to con a wealthy American to pay for a cargo trip for the decrepit puffer boat, Maggie, to a Scottish Island.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
FREE
86mins

Dir. Peter Middleton & James Spinney, UK, 2016

A sensitive, thought-provoking and creative BAFTA-nominated documentary that charts writer and theologian John M. Hall's loss of sight. It is both moving and inspirational as Hall's grasps the specifics of his disability.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£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
The Barn, Malkinhouse
£12:50
95mins

Dir. Victor Erice, Spain, France, 1983

 

Re-released and remastered this is a perfect, exquisitely beautiful and often moving film about a girl living a northern Spanish city who is fascinated by a South which oozes mystery. One of the great Spanish films.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£13.00
101mins

Dir. John Carney, Ireland, UK, 2016

Coming of age comedy-drama about a Dublin teenager who forms a band to impress a girl. Crowd-pleasing, hugely-enjoyable, heart-melting, exhilarating film with a great '80s soundtrack.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£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
Southgate Theatre, Honley
£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.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm
£4.00
£5.00
101mins

12A

Dir. Taika Waititi NZ, 2016

There are moments of pure magic in this New Zealand-based comedy drama about a national manhunt for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle played by Sam Neil. An oddball treat that both critics and audiences love.

 

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute 


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
75mins

Dir. Laurie Anderson, US, 2015

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her dog, Trivia (and her mother), in a dreamlike way that is both a paean to love and a philosophical meditation. It is also terrific.


Festival Films for Wednesday 24 May 2017

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Screening of an episode from the very first series of the TV series in 1973, starring Michael Bates. Plus talk by Dr Lynne Hibberd, Leeds Beckett University, whose research (with Dr Zoe Tew-Thompson), looks at way the programme affected collective memories of the Holmfirth.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
FREE
93mins

Dir. Max Barber, UK, 2014

Multi-award-winning Brit Indie comedy drama in which a mischievous disabled girl (marvellously played by Samantha Ranka) absconds to London to find love but hooks up with a washed up male escort.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:00pm
£4.00
82mins

Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1950

 

Newly remastered, this crime thriller centred on new police officer Andy Mitchell, his mentor, George Dixon, and young criminal hooligan, Dirk Bogarde, was immensely popular. The first film to look at the day-to-day activities of the police, it remains an interesting social document of the times.

 

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute 


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
100mins

Dir. George Cukor, US, 1942

 

Real curiosity that ventures into Citizen Kane territory and presages the rise of Trump. Journalist Spencer Tracey reports on the life of a recently deceased super-patriot who wanted to be president, and builds a relationship with his widow, Katharine Hepburn. 

 

 


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
131mins

A special event in memory of long time committee member of the festival team and great film enthusiast Karen Summers, who passed away shortly after last year's Festival. Profits will go to the charity Bloodwise.  

Innocent, optimistic days, memories of the early sixties flood back in this wonderfully entertaining compilation of live footage and interviews chronicling the concerts of The Beatles, Karen's favourite group. 

 

Plus excellent short documentary of hugely popular 1970s' Huddersfield funky-reggae band who didn't get the break they deserved. Largely filmed at their reunion at the Picturedrome's 2015 Summer Ska Splash.

 

 


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£13.50
103mins

Dir. Roger Spottiswoode, UK, 2016

 

Lovely, uplifting feel good film based on James Bowen's own story as a London street musician and recovering drug addict who is saved by a stray ginger cat.


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

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.

Showing at Whippet and Pickle


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
£5.00
116mins

Dir. Sean Ellis, Czech Rep, UK, France

 

Compelling and moving true story of WW2 mission of two Czech secret agents parachuted into their homeland to assassinate Nazi SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, a chief architect of the Holocaust, which builds to a gripping climax. Introduced by the film's scriptwriter, Anthony Frewin.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Choppards Mission, Holmfirth
£5.00
92mins

Dir. Whit Stillman, Ireland, France, 2016

 

Witty, sophisticated version of Jane Austen's novella, Lady Susan, starring a deliciously racy Kate Beckinsale that makes for a hugely pleasurable costume drama. One of the best films of the year.


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.

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
73mins

Dir. Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P Scott, Denmark, 2015

 

Absolutely gripping series of likely to be last conversations with America's most important and influential political philosopher, Noam Chomsky, with a vision of a society in accelerating decline and an urgent call to wake up to the power of corporations and the super-wealthy.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Parish Church, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Celebrating the launch of the new album, The Great Lake, by James Mabbett aka Napoleon IIIrd, with a debut live presentation of the album in its entirety with film and sound art. In the seven years since the last album, James has covered a great distance, both emotional and literal, culminating in this exciting multi-media event. Details: www.napoleoniiird.com


Festival Films for Thursday 25 May 2017

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
80mins

Dir. Norman Walker, UK, 1935

Splendid first British feature from J Arthur Rank about rivalry between old and new fishing families in the seaside village of Robin Hoods Bay. Based on a book by Leo Walmsley who lived in the bay, where much (and Whitby) of the film was made.


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:00pm
£20.00
83mins

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. Tickets from restaurant. www.thewhippet and pickle.com


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£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 - 6:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
FREE
85mins

Dir. Thomas Szabo/Helen Giraud, France, 2013

 

Bugs, beasties and ants go into battle in this wonderful and endlessly inventive, charming and dialogue free animation film. Plus the screening and prize giving from Red Ledge for Dr Simpo's Psychedelic Milkshake film competition and animation workshops.


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
134mins

Dir. Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky, USA, Israel, Palestine, 2015

 

It may not seem possible given its highly controversial nature but this is an engrossing, balanced and intelligent documentary with archival material and interviews by award-winning directors on the tortured history of Zionism and its impact on Arabs and the Israel-Palestine issue.


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
Shimla, Holmfirth
£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 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
£5.00
120mins

Dir. Maurice Elvey, UK, 1927

The original silent classic melodrama celebrating working class leisure life in the mill town of Hindle and on a trip to Blackpool with innovative and wonderful cinematography. Accompanied live on the piano by local silent film specialist Jonathan Best.


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Parish Church, Holmfirth
FREE

 

 

Holmfirth-born Lefty Caligari was a prolific film-maker who died aged 49 last year. This tribute showcases some of his personal and haunting, finely crafted films (illumatographs) that always leave a deep impression with their themes of the effects of society on the individual and what it is to be human. A full tribute with list of films screened is on the website. 


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£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. 


Festival Films for Friday 26 May 2017

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 12:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
FREE
110mins

12A

Dir. Ralph Thomas, UK, 1962

 

Real life friends, Manchester's 20 year-old Ian McShane ('a real discovery') and 21 year-old John Hurt ('a sensitive roommate'), make their film debuts in this early sixties drama about students and their lives in a provincial University (Lincoln). Tame now but entertaining.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 2:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
106mins

Dir. Amma Asante, Czech Rep, UK, USA, 2015)

Botswana's Prince Khama shocks the world when he marries a white woman in London. A true, crowd-pleasing story of love and tolerance told with conviction and warmth with superb central performances from David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£4.00
77mins

Dir. Rosemary Myers, Australia, 2017

 

Really charming Australian coming-of-age drama that is surreal, offbeat and big-hearted in the style of Wes Anderson. A little gem that signposts Director Myers and teenage actress, Bethany Whitmore, as talents for the future.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Hepworth Village Hall
£5.00
125mins

Dir. Asghar Farhadi, Iran/France, 2016

Best Foreign Film Oscar winner. One of the world's best directors with a potent, intelligent and suspenseful plot, turning the mysteries of personality into a gripping and disquieting drama.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Christine Frantz, UK, 2017

Just released documentary on the two year journey from a Nottingham bedroom to Britain's angriest band. Their brutally honest lyrics and uncompromising stance make them the only band today of any relevance. Unmissable.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£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.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
117mins

Dir. Adam Skankman, US 2007

Get ready – get energised for pure movie entertainment. Baltimore 1962. Timeless camp with show-stopping tunes in a truly memorable musical starring Zach Effron, John Travolta (as a woman), Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah. Let’s see that hair!

 

 


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
120mins

Dir. Garth Davis, Australia/US

Uplifting and moving true story of the journey of an Indian street-child to adopted Australia is an excellent family drama full of mystery and romance, and a whirlwind of emotions with fine performances from Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.