‘Calder’ goes on tour

The short film ‘Calder’, commissioned by the Festival in 2015, will shortly be touring Calderdale with September screenings in Blackshaw Head (28th), Midgley (29th)and Todmorden (30th).

Tim and Jack from short film 'Calder'

Tim and his dog Jack from short film ‘Calder’ (image courtesy of Geoff Brokate, 2016)

In April 2016 the film premiered to a tightly-packed audience at The Dusty Miller in Mytholmroyd, where filmmakers Geoff Brokate and Paula Sutherland discussed the remarkable experience of making the work in the community in the aftermath of such a devastating event.

Tour screenings of ‘Calder’ will be followed by a discussion with writer and filmmaker Paula Sutherland.  The film returns to Mytholmroyd with screenings during this year’s Arts Festival.

Visit our Film Tour page for further details.

A full house for ‘Calder’

We were delighted to see such a great turnout for our film premiere at the Dusty Miller yesterday evening. Poet Winston Plowes’ thoughtful contributions on the theme of flooding were also very warmly received and we look forward to welcoming him back to Mytholmroyd in the future.

The next screening of ‘Calder’ will take place at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Saturday 23rd April. This event, with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, begins at 4.30pm.

We are now pushing ahead with plans to screen ‘Calder’ at other venues in Calderdale towns and villages; watch this space for news of the film tour.

Premiere of short film ‘Calder’

When the Festival commissioned a short film about our village in 2015, little did we or filmmakers Geoff Brokate and Paula Sutherland know that our plans would be overtaken by the dramatic events of Boxing Day.

Unearthing surprising stories of a community coming together in adversity, ‘Calder’ documents the transformative impact of the flood and the personal challenges faced by individuals attempting to make positive changes in is aftermath.

Tim and Tia from short film 'Calder'

Tim and his dog Jack, from ‘Calder’ (image courtesy of Geoff Brokate, 2016)

The premiere of ‘Calder’ will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th April at The Dusty Miller in Mytholmroyd.  This first screening will be followed by poetry from Winston Plowes and a panel discussion with representatives from the Festival, the filmmakers and local residents who appear in the film.  Entry to this special event is free, with donations to the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal and the Festival.

Dates for the main Festival weekend in October will be announced at this event, which marks a poignant start to 2016 for our team.  We hope that you will join us here in the heart of Mytholmroyd to hear the personal stories through which ‘Calder’ draws out the special character of our community.