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.

Notes on Blindness

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.

Rivers and Tides

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.

50th Anniversary- The Valley of the Bees

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.

The Man Between

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.

Hackshaw Ridge

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.

Life Animated

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.


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