crowcombe cinema

Sunday 30th June 2024 from 19:00 until 22:00

The Holdovers Certificate: R Running Time: 2.13

• Discomfort And Joy.
• They're all alone in this together.

Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Giamatti) -- not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the
headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to
go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to
journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains -- a trouble-making 18-yearold
named Angus, a good student whose bad behaviour always threatens to get him expelled.
Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Randolph)-an African American woman who caters to
sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different
shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two
very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help one another understand
that they are not beholden to their past-they can choose their own futures.

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