Lion

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.

 

 

Ladies Who Lunch: A United Kingdom (lunches at Mezze, Aldea, Tap House, Black Cat Bistro)

ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR EVENTS EVERY YEAR.

 

All welcome - ladies and gents!

 

A number of tickets still available for lunch and film - buy direct from participating restaurant of your choice:

Napoleon IIIrd- The Great Lake - Exhibition 1

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

Tanna

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

French Night - Film & Food - Kalinka

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.

 

Lefty Caligari Arts Foundation present a Tribute

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. 

Nocturnal Animals

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?

Colliding Dreams

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.

A Date for Mad Mary

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.

Turn of the Tide

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.

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