ELLE

Dir. Paul Verhoeven, France/Germany 2016, 130mins 18

Isabelle Huppert is absolutely magnificent in this strange rape revenge that is shocking, funny and powerful all at the same time. This is the most provocative film of the year and some will find it deeply disturbing.

Advance tickets available online - or pay on door.

 

American Honey

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.

Curry & Film: Sing Street

Curry at Shimla followed by your film:

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.

Tickets available from Shimla or online.

Heart of a Dog

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.

Krisha

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.

The Maggie

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.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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 

Food & Film- El Sur

A Food & Film event at Malkin House Farm, high above the Holme Valley - a beautiful setting, wonderful food followed by another excellent film.

 

Dir. Victor Erice, Spain, France, 1983

 

Food & Film - Truman

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. 

Captain Fantastic

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.

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