The Salesman

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.

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.

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Film Festival Friday - Films

Friday 25 May 2018

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


Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
115mins

Dir. Martin MacDonagh (US/UK 2017 115mins 12)

Multi-Oscar winning film with a great central performance from the ever reliable Frances McDormand as the plucky and stubborn vigilante who confronts the police and exacts cinder-black revenge for the tragedy of her daughters' death by erecting three billboards to her grief and rage.


Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
105mins

Dir. Michael Gracey (US 2017, 105mins PG)

The audience hit of the year. Auto-tuned and full of CGI, it makes no difference to the sensational reception of this exuberant celebration of the life of T.P. Barnum (Hugh Jackman). But don't forget the theme of discrimination, the excellent Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Keala Settle and the brilliant costumes of Ellen Mirojnick.


Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
97mins

Dir. Petra Vople (Switzerland 2017, 97mins 12)

Unbelievably, Swiss women did not have the vote in 1970, then a demur housewife in a small time village decided to get political and win the vote for women. This fictionalised entertaining crowd-pleaser delivers a genuine and rousing sense of sisterhood in Switzerland's entry to the Oscars.


Film Festival Saturday - Films

Saturday 26 May 2018

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 1:00pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
94mins

Dir. Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman (Poland/UK/US 2017, 94mins 12)

Oscar nominated, the world's first entirely painted feature is a labour of love and creativity. An awe inspiring and stunning visual animated life of the artist Vincent van Gogh.


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
98mins

Dir. Henry Koster (US 1953, 98mins PG)

Marvellous passionate romance based on Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel about an anguished cousin (the first Hollywood role for Richard Burton) who tries to unravel the suspicious circumstances of the sudden death of his Cornish uncle, a man of property, and the involvement of his mysterious wife (Olivia de Havilland).


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 - 3:00pm
ADMISSION £5
116mins

 

 

Dir. Ildiko Enyedi (Hungary 2017, 116mins 15)

Film of the year? Great originality, exquisite and beautifully composed direction in an eccentric but moving romantic and sometimes brutal drama that has the look of an Edward Hopper painting about how two people connect with each other in life and in dreams in a love without rules. The winner of the Berlin prize and Hungary's Oscar entry for best foreign language film.


REX
Sat, 26/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
112mins

Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite (US 2017, 112mins 12)

Known as Megan Leavey in the United States, this turned out to be one of the big films of the year which audiences absolutely loved. The uplifting true story of a young female Marine (Megan Leavey played by Kate Mara) and her combat dog with whom she develops a unique bond. After 100 successful missions, both were wounded by IED explosions in Iraq (2006). Leavey was awarded the Purple Star but what happened next leaves everyone in tears.


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.


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
101mins

Dir. David Butler (US 1953, 101mins U)

Shout it from the highest hill, the Deadwood stagecoach is coming over the black hills of Holmfirth. An entirely enjoyable whip-crack-away, gun totin', technicolour Doris Day musical. Sing-along it's no secret anymore...

Prize for best dressed cowgirl of the night.


Film Festival Sunday - Films

Sunday 27 May 2018

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
90mins

Dir. Alexandra Dean (US 2017, 90min 12)

Very enjoyable and intriguing documentary about the beautiful Austrian-born Hollywood actress infamous for her marriages and affairs (JFK) who was also a brilliant scientist who just happened to co-invent wireless technology in the 1940s.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
94mins

Dir. Rob Curry & Tim Plester (UK 2017, 94mins PG)

Wonderful, warm documentary on the life and work of folk music icon, Shirley Collins, who was central to the genre's revival in the 1960s through her rediscovery of old songs both here and in the United States. Now promoting a new highly praised album at the age of 82.


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, 27/05/2018 - 7:00pm
ADMISSION £5
117mins

Dir. Steven Spielberg, (US 2017, 117mins 12)

A nuanced and brilliant performance from multi Oscar winner Meryl Streep as Kathrine Graham, the first female publisher of a major US newspaper (Washington Post), and the attempt with her editor (Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee) to publish during the Nixon era the Pentagon Papers, the secret government documents on the Vietnam war leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. Entertaining and entirely relevant to our times.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:00pm
ADMISSION £5
140mins

Dir. Aaron Sorkin (US 2017, 140mins 12)

A force-of-nature performance from Jessica Chastain in the Bafta nominated true story of Molly Brown, the glamourous former Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker games before being arrested by the FBI. Scorching dialogue from Sorkin in his directorial debut.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:30pm
ADMISSION £5
117mins

Dir. Martin Provost (France 2017, 117mins 12)

Two outstanding performances from two of France's greatest actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, as the still wild but dying former mistress of her father and the inhibited and hurt daughter, now a midwife, who meet again after thirty years. A moving film of warmth, depth and emotion that is entirely a pleasure.


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