Civic Hall, Holmfirth

Festival Films at Civic Hall, Holmfirth

Sun, 27/01/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
88mins

(Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, 2018)

Stunning multi-award winning passionate romance about an impossible love set in the impossible times of Cold War Poland. Beautiful black and white cinematography and controlled direction produced the film of the year.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30pm


Sun, 24/02/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
94mins

(Dir. Agnes Varda, France 2017)

CAPTIVATING FILM FROM THE LEGENDARY FRENCH DIRECTOR

 

Simply wonderful and utterly compelling as two artists go on a playful road trip across France in the classic nouvelle vague spirit. The life affirming film of the year.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30pm

 


Sun, 31/03/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
121mins

(Dir. Kore-eda Hirokaju, Japan 2018)

WINNER CANNES PALME D'OR

 

Already regarded by both critics and audiences as a 'Modern Classic' about families - a family of shoplifters who are on the ragged edge of society but are totally connected. Emotional, compassionate and beautifully directed by Kore-eda - one of the world's truly great film directors.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30PM

 


Sun, 28/04/2019 - 7:00pm
Admission free
89mins

Celebrate the release of the 2019 Film Festival brochure with a free screening of  

BADLANDS

Regarded by some critics as the finest directorial debut since Citizen Kane, this poetic, gorgeous-looking but disturbing road movie is based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the late fifties. Re-released and remastered, with a brilliant soundtrack, it stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek in their first film, alongside cult actor Warren Oates.

(Dir. Terence Malick, USA 1973, 89mins 15)

 

TO ENSURE A SEAT AT THIS FREE EVENT, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE VIA THE TICKET LINK


Sun, 26/05/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
94mins

12A

THE HEIRESSES

 

Another great award-winner from this year. Financial problems hit a wealthy female couple and the ensuring problems create a personal revolution for Ana Brun in a truly mesmerising performance. A quiet film of restlessness, beautifully observed beneath which is an ocean of emotion.

 

(Dir. Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay, 2018, 94mins 12A)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
91mins

Based on a George Simenon novel, this is a beautifully crafted, superbly acted shadowy film noir of great power. A middle aged man falls for his neighbour only to be framed for murder by her lover. Remastered and re-released, Duvivier's first film back in France after working in Hollywood is an indictment of mobs and collaboration.

Dir. Julien Duvivier (France 1946 91mins 12)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
110mins

12A

An impassioned film about much more than journalism. At its centre is a fine performance from Rosamund Pike as the celebrated, complex, forceful but flawed war correspondent Marie Colvin whose humanity shines through amidst the utter destruction of the many conflicts she covered.

 

(Dir. Matthew Heineman (US 2018 110mins 12)

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
120mins

12A

Eating Animals:  Produced by Natalie Portman and based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book, this powerful and moving documentary traces the history of food production in the US and the global environmental disaster that is corporate factory farming. Trumpets support for traditional farming values.

 

Dir. Christopher Dillon Quin (US 2018 95mins 12) 

 

73 Cows:  Beautifully shot BAFTA short film winner. UK farmer Jay Wilde gave his beef herd to an animal sanctuary when he decided to change to sustainable, organic, vegan farming.

 

Dir. Alex Lockwood (UK 2018 15mins 12)

 

Followed by discussion on farming, veganism and the future.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 12:00pm
300mins

An afternoon of films and discussion FREE EVENT  (no ticket or registration required)

 

Koyaanisqatsi

 

Hopi word for 'life out of balance'. Unforgettable cinematic experience with a brilliant Philip Glass soundtrack. Extensive footage of landscapes and elemental forces contrasted with modern cities and technology showing how humanity has grown apart from nature.

 

Dir. Godfrey Reggio (US 1983, 86mins PG - 12.30pm)

 

PLUS: Genre de Vie Documentary on urban life, personal awareness and the powerful simplicity of bicycles, keeping faithful to the subject; Smart Cities: Palo Alto city leaders explain the need to think differently about congestion, pollution and government using smart technology; Amsterdam children fighting cars: In 1972 children in the De Pijp district fought for a street free of cars. It is now tree lined. Wonderful.

 

(Dirs. Sven Prince, Jorrit Spoelstra, Holland, 2012 35mins - 2.00pm), 

 

Discussion - 3.00pm

Opportunity to openly discuss the Kirklees Road Access Plan for Holmfirth. Panel led by Holmfirth Transition Town (HOTT), Huddersfield Friends of the Earth, campaign against the Plan and the Green Party.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
240mins

12A

Huddersfield born director and screenwriter Dan Cadan leads a panel of independent film-makers to discuss their own experiences on how to get into the industry.

With Ryan Simons (Director) and Jamie Cymal (Producer) of Quickfoot Media talking about their supernatural horror, Demon Eye (2019), filmed in Huddersfield and recently taken up for American release, and Chris Birks, director of One Bright Dot, Yorkshire’s leading post production facility for independent films.

Your chance to hear from and ask questions of the experts.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PLACE VIA THE BUY TICKETS ONLINE LINK

Will be followed, after a short break, at 4.00pm by a free screening of Dan Cadan's most recent film, Walk like a Panther - see separate website entry for full details.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 4:00pm
104mins

12A

Local wrestlers suit up for the last time when their beloved pub is threatened with closure in true Brit comedy. Filmed in Marsden, Meltham and Huddersfield with a great 80s soundtrack.

(Dir.  Dan Cadan, UK 2018, 104mins 12)

This screening is part of the afternoon's Northern Independent Film-makers free event sponsored by Holmfirth Film Festival.

No ticket required.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
148mins

Top of the critics' list as the best film of the year. A slow burning Hitchcockian mystery thriller about obsessive love that is ultimately mesmerising and is hard to get out of your head. Bravura, chilling performances and a master director at the top of the international tree.

 

Dir. Lee Chong-dong (South Korea 2018, 148mins 15)

 


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
114mins

Not the usual festival fair but this was one of the highlights of the year and for some critics deserved an Oscar. A smart, funny, intelligent and hugely entertaining spin on the Spiderman enterprise. A great film for all the family.

 

Dirs. Bob PersichettiPeter RamseyRodney Rothman (US 2018, 114mins PG)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Fundraiser for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

 

Oscar winning documentary of the year sees Alex Honnold attempt to conquer El Capitan's 900 metre vertical rock face, in Yosemite National Park, without a rope. More than a climbing film, this a breathless and astonishing story of perseverance.

 

Dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (US 2018, 100mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

True story of hard-drinking and broke author, Lee Israel (an excellent Melissa McCarthy), who hatches a scheme with fellow boozer, a typically great Richard E. Grant, to sell fake celebrity letters. Rich in character, funny, sad, and hugely enjoyable.

 

Dir. Marielle Heller (US 2018, 107mins 12)

 


Sun, 28/07/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

 Dir. Robert Guediguian France 2018, 107)

 

For lovers of classic French cinema, a family drama about a dying restaurant owner/father and their squabbles set near Marseilles that is beautifully composed and acted, with lovely sense of place which somehow manages to erase our all current concerns.

 

Doors and bar open 6.30pm Film starts 7pm


Sun, 25/08/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
125mins

Dir. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra (Colombia 2018 125 mins)

 

Colombia's entry to the Oscars is a powerful and mesmerising drug gangster epic based on true events that has terrific performances and glorious cinematography: a Latin American Godfather.


Sun, 29/09/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
126mins

CAPERNAUM (CHAOS)

(Dir. Nadine Lasaki, Lebanon 2018, 126mins 15)

 

A young boy tries to sue his parents for ruining his life and is forced to live by his wits on the streets of Beirut. He finally seeks justice against them for 'giving him life'. Bafta and Globe winner and jury prize at Cannes, Lebanon's entry to the Oscars is a stunning neo-realist classic. A film of extreme emotions, it is compassionate and stirring. Loved by the critics and audiences.

 

Doors and bar open: 6.30pm

Film starts: 7.00pm


Tue, 15/10/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
110mins

(Dir. David Wilkinson, UK 2018, 116mins PG)

Postcards from the 48% is a documentary in which British people who voted to remain in the EU discuss their reasons for campaigning to stop Brexit

 

 

Postcards from the 48% is a documentary in which British people who voted to remain in the EU discuss their reasons for campaigning to stop Brexit


Sun, 27/10/2019 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
130mins

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher (Italy, 2018, 130mins 12)

A kind-hearted sharecropper in rural Italy befriends a rich nobleman.  This Cannes winner is a beautiful, mysterious film combining magical realism and social commentary where events take a very strange turn in a modern Brothers Grimm fairy tale.  On the critics' list as one of the best films of the year. 


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
128mins

Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (France 1960, 128mins 15)

 

Bardot is magnificent in Clouzot's last masterpiece as the suicidal bohemian from the provinces with a troubled childhood who has killed her boyfriend. A scathing indictment of patriarchy and a forensic look at the nature of truth in a classic court case movie.

 


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Benedikt Erlingson (Iceland 2018, 101mins 12)

 

Another wonderful success from Iceland. Hugely enjoyable taut comedy thriller about a lone female secret environmental activist who declares war on the local aluminium industry.

 

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Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
111mins

Dir. Danny Boyle (UK 2019 111mins 12)

 

Boyle directs this Richard Curtis romantic comedy about a struggling songwriter who wakes up to a world without The Beatles' songs in a charming toe-tapping crowd pleaser.

 

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Sat, 09/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Dir. John Lasseter (US 2019, 100mins U)

 

A hugely enjoyable road trip of old and new friends that is a funny and emotional must-see for the young and old alike.  An excellent Saturday matinee for all the family.

 

ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER CHILDREN'S TICKET PRICES ONLINE,

ADVANCE TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP, HUDDERSFIELD ROAD, HOLMFIRTH OR YOU CAN PAY ON THE DOOR ON THE DAY (PLENTY OF SEATS AT THE CIVIC HALL!)

 

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Admission free
89mins

 

 

Dir. Paul Adam (UK 2019, 89mins)

Once one of the dirtiest rivers in Europe, the Don is now alive with wildlife with fish, otters and herons. In a journey rich with insight into the history and landscape of the river environmentalists, those who worked along it and volunteers who faced a daunting task talk about how they worked together to clean the river up.  Award-winning Sheffield writer, Paul Adam, travels the length of the Don, from its source high on the bleak moors of the Pennines to its mouth at Goole. 

 

Following the film, locally-based volunteers from the River Holme Connections charity who are engaged in improving the River Holme catchment area for wildlife, people and the Holme Valley's economy, discuss their conservation efforts.

 

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Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
93mins

Dir. Todd Douglas Miller (US 2019, 93 mins PG)

 

Fifty years on, a truly stunning and stirring movie of humanity's greatest achievement with never before seen footage on the big screen.  

 

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Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
97mins

Dirs. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov (Macedonia 2019, 97mins PG)

 

The last female bee hunter in Europe must save the bees to restore the natural balance. Macedonia's stunningly beautiful and quietly powerful entry to the Oscars and Sundance winner is a strange ecological fable in documentary form that resonates with audiences.

 

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Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
121mins

Dir. Dexter Fletcher (UK 2019, 121mins 15)

 

Universally loved epic biopic of the climb from jobbing musician and struggling musician, Reg Dwight, to international superstar Elton John. Energetic, colourful and enjoyable.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Adults
£5.00
111mins

Dir. Yimou Zhang (China 2019, 11mins 15)

 

A stunning visual feast of exquisite design and precision influenced by Chinese ink paintings and historical action movie of almost Shakespearean heights.

 

To finally achieve victory over a rival kingdom, a brilliant general devises an intricate plan involving his wife, a lookalike and two kings.  One of the great films of the year it's a real must-see on the big screen.   

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 2:30pm
Adults
£5.00
91mins

Dir. Peter Stephan Jungk (Austria 2018, 91mins 12)

 

Fascinating and gripping documentary quest into the remarkable life of the director's Aunt, Vienna-born photographer for Picture Post and dedicated Soviet agent, Edith Tudor-Hart, who recruited British spies such as Kim Philby in the 1930s. A very talented woman who became another sad victim of the Cold War.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 2:30pm
Adults
£5.00
76mins

Dir. Tom Piper (US 2017, 76mins)

 

A wonderful immersion into the gardens of the revolutionary and iconic Dutch landscape gardener/designer and leader of the New Perennials movement. Beautiful and contemplative. 

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

Dir. Larry Peerce (US 1967 107mins 15)

 

An absolutely riveting snapshot of New York City on the edge as two delinquents, a superb Tony Musante and a young Martin Sheen in his first film, take over a subway carriage and confront late night commuters, including a newly recruited soldier, Beau Bridges. A forgotten genuine classic of the emerging American New Wave cinema. 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
115mins

Dir. Stanley Nelson Jr. (US 2019, 115mins 12)

 

Just out in cinemas, here's a chance to see this superbly-crafted, rich and exhilarating documentary on the legendary jazz superstar.  This is both a great introduction to his groundbreaking music and to the mystique that is Miles. Cool indeed.


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