PG - Parental guidance

Festival Films at Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 4:00pm
FREE
102mins

Dir. Christian Desmares/Franck Ekinci, Fr.  2015

Spectacular and delightful children's steampunk-style sci-fi film bursting with colourful imagination.


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 12:00pm
£4.00
97mins

Dir. Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, UK, 1965

1940: the Nazis successfully invade the UK. The television series SS-GB was a poor fantasy, this pseudo-documentary made by a young Brownlow and Mollo about the British rebels' attempt to free the country is an extraordinary achievement of independent film-making made with invention.

 

Biographer of British Fascist Sir Oswald Mosley, Dr Stephen Dorril will talk about his research on the role of the British Resistance Organisation and Nazis invasion plans for the UK.

 

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
78mins

Dir. Reme Chaye, France, 2016 

Beautifully crafted animation family masterpiece to enrich a child's experience of film. Instead of marrying her Prince Charming, a young Russian aristocrat embarks on an epic quest in a film of female empowerment. 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 3:00pm
FREE
49mins

Dir. Stephen Frears (UK 1972, 49mins PG)

 

Alan Bennet's first play for television is a charming comedy centred on a Halifax cycling club trip in 1911 to the Yorkshire countryside.

 


Sun, 21/05/2017 - 7:30pm
FREE
100mins

Dir Carol Reed, UK, 1947

The greatest British film of all time according to critics and audiences alike. From cuckoo clocks to...

 


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Adults
FREE
89mins

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.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Adults
£12:50
95mins
Sold Out

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

 

Re-released and remastered this is a perfect, exquisitely beautiful and often moving film about a girl living a northern Spanish city who is fascinated by a South which oozes mystery. One of the great Spanish films.

 

Please note, there is no parking at this venue - if travelling by car, please park on Royd Lane above Malkin House and enjoy the short walk down to the barn.

Limited numbers - advance tickets available online or from Holmfirth Library.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:00pm
£4.00
82mins

Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1950

 

Newly remastered, this crime thriller centred on new police officer Andy Mitchell, his mentor, George Dixon, and young criminal hooligan, Dirk Bogarde, was immensely popular. The first film to look at the day-to-day activities of the police, it remains an interesting social document of the times.

 


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:00pm
£15.00
80mins

Dir. Guy Hamilton, UK 1954

When someone is found dead, an inspector (a wonderful Alistair Sim) is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household and its guilty secrets. A British afternoon classic drama. 

Showing at Whippet & Pickle - Advance ticket purchase required.- tickets available direct from venue.


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
117mins

Dir. Adam Skankman, US 2007

Get ready – get energised for pure movie entertainment. Baltimore 1962. Timeless camp with show-stopping tunes in a truly memorable musical starring Zach Effron, John Travolta (as a woman), Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah. Let’s see that hair!

 

 


Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
120mins

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.

 

 


Mon, 18/12/2017 - 2:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
139mins

Dir. Bill Condon, US 2017, 139mins PG

The highest grossing PG film ever is a wonderful and beautiful looking musical romantic fantasy, retelling the classic tale with real flair and style.

 Advance tickets available online or pay on door.


Wed, 20/12/2017 - 7:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
73mins

Tim Burton's NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Dir. Henry Selick, US 1993, 73mins PG

Burton's most beloved film is Disney at its best.  A stop-motion animated dark fantasy in which Santa Claus is kidnapped. Not for all children this spooky film just shows how brilliant Christmas is.

 Advance tickets available online or pay on door

 


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.


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).


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.


Fri, 08/03/2019 - 7:30pm
Tickets £5
116mins

More of the same! But who's complaining?  ABBA, Cher, great songs, lots of dancing, sun, sea and a whole lot of fun! 

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT OUT AT HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME - dressing up positively encouraged

Dir. Ol Parker, US 2018, cert PG

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM BOX OFFICE BAR or ONLINE FROM HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME WEBSITE

 


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 - 1:00pm
120mins

Dr Simpo's Afternoon Animation Screening

FREE EVENT - NO TICKET REQUIRED

 

Mirai

 

Set in the 1980s, a spoilt-rotten son sees his baby sister as competition for his parent's love in a film that easily moves through the generations. Husoda latest anime classic is a dazzling, ravishing, emotional and dreamy look at the importance of family.

 

Dir. Mamoru Husoda (Japan 2018, 98mins PG)

 

Darkness and Light - an animation film for the Our Biennale arts festival by young people at Almondbury Community School with visuals from five schools across Kirklees including Holmfirth's Junior, Infant and Nursery school reflecting the landscape, history and myths of the local area.

 


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
96mins

Starring Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh in their first film, this is a captivating adaption of J. L. Carr's novel set in Yorkshire in 1920 about former soldiers scarred by their experiences. Excellent English romanticism rarely seen but now re-released and remastered after the original print was feared lost.

 

Dir. Pat O'Connor (UK 1987, 96mins PG)

 

Film will be followed by a discussion led by the Two Valleys Book Club.


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 - 2:00pm
120mins

An extraordinary, unsettling and starkly imaginative version of the Lewis Carroll tale. Not only different to the other productions but by far the best. First aired on the BBC on 28 December 1966 and starring a whole host of 60s British actors, it challenges the notion that we are now living in the golden age of television.

Dir. Jonathan Miller (UK 1966, 70mins PG)

Followed by a selection of the very best international short films screened by the Festival over the past ten years. Including films from Spain, France, America and the UK:

HBCC - Gaspar Palacio (France)

La Piñata - Manuel Arija (Spain)

La Carte - Stefan Le Lay (France)

Bon Appetite - Jon Turner (Manchester, UK)

The Adventures of Octocat - David O'Reilly (Ireland)

Fool's Day - Cody Blue Snider (USA) - Parents please note that this file contains some gore! (But in a fun way!)

The Runaway - Victor Carrey (Spain)

image - La Carte

image - The Adventures of Octocat

image - Fool's Day

NO TICKET REQUIRED.  This is a free event with a contribution collection - well worth the money!


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