"The Holdovers is a terrific Payne film, bursting with sharp laughs and searing sweetness." - Kristy Puchko, Mashable

"The Holdovers is a warm hug of a movie and the closest thing we've had to a new holiday classic in quite some time." - Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly

The latest comedy drama from acclaimed director Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways), The Holdovers is one of the year’s new film highlights. Set in the early 1970s, The Holdovers follows a grumpy instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them - a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) - and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).

Please note this screening contains scenes with flashing and flickering images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. 

The screening at 20:15 on 14th November at Vue Screen 12 will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio.

Audio description is available at the screening at 20:30 on 15th November at Hyde Park Picture House Screen One.

Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.

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