Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 21st to Thurs 27th July
The latest instalment in the hilarious Despicable Me franchise sees the return of Gru (Steve Carell). Facing off against former child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), he’s also getting into some sibling rivalry with long-lost twin brother Dru (also Carell), who’s keen to team up with him for a criminal heist. Also featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews and Jenny Slate.

Sun 23rd, Mon 24th, Weds 26th & Thurs 27th July

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson star in this moving adaptation of Hans Fallada’s historic, bestselling 1947 novel. Thompson and Gleeson are wartime Berliners the Quangels, who on suffering a tragedy become unlikely agitators, denouncing Hitler in a series of subversive postcards strewn across the city. Hotly pursued by Gestapo detective Escherich (Daniel Brühl), their story becomes a terrifying thriller.

Fri 28th to Sun 30th July
This charming, uplifting animation, boasting a superb voice cast including Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard and J.K. Simmons, follows a young dog with big dreams. Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Wilson) is set to take over his father’s role guarding a group of fun-loving sheep – but everything changes when he hears music by rock god Angus Scattersgood (Izzard) for the first time.

Fri 28th July to Thurs 3rd August
Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell star in Sofia Coppola’s sultry Southern Gothic thriller; a perfectly pitched study of seduction, violence and sexual awakening which won her Best Director at Cannes. Farrell is the injured Yankee soldier who finds himself under the care of teachers Martha (Kidman) and Edwina (Dunst) at a remote boarding school during the Civil War.

Sat 29th July
A masterful cult classic, ‘cinéma du look’ director Jean-Jacques Beineix’s (Betty Blue) internationally acclaimed thriller tells the story of a young postman (Frederic Andrei) who – via the voice of American diva Cynthia Hawkins (Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez), two tapes and a terrible mix-up, finds himself the target of the mob. Visually thrilling, voluptuously romantic and genuinely surreal, Diva is an audaciously exciting and unpredictable watch.

Sun 30th July
A Swedish smash hit, Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove is an irresistible, heartwarming adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel. Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is an isolated retiree who’s largely given up on life. But when pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her young family move in next door, his solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he would never have imagined.

Mon 31st July to Thurs 3rd August
Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton form part of an ensemble cast in Lasse Hallström’s heartwarming drama studying the inner life of man’s best friend. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, a devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the humans it teaches to laugh and love.

Fri 4th to Thurs 10th August
Based on the internationally bestselling books and boasting an A-list comedy cast headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, Captain Underpants is a sharp, zippy and raucously subversive comedy that will delight children and parents alike. Pranksters George (Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middledtich) hypnotise their principal (Helms) into thinking he’s a superhero. But can their unlikely creation defeat their fiendish arch nemesis?

Fri 4th to Mon 7th August

Hot Fuzz co-director Edgar Wright’s summer smash is this inspired, outrageously enjoyable film with a killer cast and soundtrack. When talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) meets the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to go straight. But coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Sat 5th August
Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) is sublime in Blake Edwards’s (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) sparkling, sophisticated musical comedy about sexual identity, with classic songs by Henry Mancini. She plays soprano Victoria, struggling to find club work in 1930s Paris when a new friend (Robert Preston) alights on a classic ruse: what if she were billed as a male, female impersonator?

Sun 6th & Thurs 10th August
Fresh from her Golden Globe-winning turn in Elle, Isabelle Huppert takes the stage in Bavo Defurne’s sweet, wistful candy-coloured love story Souvenir. Once a chanteuse and finalist in a Eurovision-style singing contest, Liliane has drifted into obscurity. But – recognised by talented, passionate young boxer Jean (Kévin Azaïs) – she’s compelled to come out of retirement and return to the spotlight once more.

Tues 8th August
Britain’s LGBT history is the fascinating, inspiring and profoundly moving subject of this archive programme. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.