Holmfirth film Festival introduces its Autumn schedule with newly re-released classics and cult filmS, the best film of the year, crowd-pleasers, wonderful films for children during the holiday period and a blast into Christmas with ‘70s pop magic.

Sun, 23/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Sun, 30/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Sun, 06/11/2016 - 7:00pm
Sun, 27/11/2016 - 7:00pm
Sun, 11/12/2016 - 7:00pm
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 2:00am
Tue, 20/12/2016 - 2:00pm
Wed, 21/12/2016 - 2:00pm

Despite increased streaming and changes in the distribution of film, there is still an important role for festivals in highlighting the wonderful films that are produced nationally and around the world but which are often marginalised when it comes to reaching the wider public. We hope you will discover some real gems this year and take advantage of the special offers to sample a range of films and maybe see that film that really affects the way that you see the world, or simply provides great entertainment.

We rely totally on the efforts of volunteers and the help of local businesses to put on a festival which requires a great deal of planning and sustained effort. We are also grateful for the vital financial assistance of the BFI, Kirklees and Holme Valley Parish Council. They, and we, in this time of cut-backs need your support as the arts in general are under severe pressure.

Stephen Dorril
Director Holmfirth Film Festival

Autumn Films

Festival Films for Saturday 21 May

Sun, 23/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
134mins

(Dir. Anthony Harvey, US/UK, 1968)
Katherine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole are magnificent (as are Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton and Nigel Terry) in this wonderful - released and remastered - historic tale with a great script by William Godman set on Christmas Eve at the time of Henry 11.

Pay on the door!


Sun, 30/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
123mins

(Dir. Ciro Guerra, Colombia, 2015)
Blistering and poetic this award-winning drama about the relationship between an Amazon shaman and the last of his people, and two scientists is a stunning achievement. It grips like a thriller - the best film of the year?


Sun, 06/11/2016 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
148mins

(Dir. Nicholas Roeg, UK, 1976)
Who else could have played the alien – in search of water to save his planet - except David Bowie. Roeg’s dazzling sci-fi film has reached cult status. Now remastered and re-released.


Sun, 27/11/2016 - 7:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
101mins

(Dir. Ken Loach, UK, 1967)
Ken Loach’s first feature film based on Nell Dunn’s novel stars Terence Stamp as a robber who starts a relationship with a single mother, Carol White. Evocative of its time and place with superb performances and an extraordinary eye for detail, the Guardian said this early masterpiece needed to be seen on the big screen.

Pay on the door!


Sun, 11/12/2016 - 7:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
110mins

(Dir. Stephen Frears, UK/France, 2016)
The true story of a 1940s New York socialite and heiress (a typically brilliant Meryl Streep) who believes she could be a great opera singer – but she can’t sing. Frears comedy /drama is an unabashed audience-pleasing delight.

Pay on the door!


Mon, 19/12/2016 - 2:00am
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
108mins

(Dir. Byron Howard et al., US, 2016)
Heart-warming Disney comedy –adventure animation set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootropia. Witty, ingenious and visualyl brilliant - do you need to know more…


Tue, 20/12/2016 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
110mins

(Dir. Mark Osborne, France, 2015)
Lovingly animated version of the classic Antione de Saint-Exupery’s 1943 tale


Wed, 21/12/2016 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
119mins

(Dir. Jon Favreau, US, 2016)
Favreau reboots the Disney classic with CGI live-action but never loses sight of producing a great children’s adventure story.


Wed, 21/12/2016 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
109mins

Blast into Christmas with Sing-Along with Mamma Mia followed by ‘70s DISCO
(Dir. Phyllida Lloyd, UK, 2008)
The camp ABBA vehicle that does away with cynicism to produce a never-ending juke-box of hit songs and great fun.

Doors open: 7.00pm Start: 7.30pm Disco: 9.00pm

Tickets: £5.00