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Fri 17th to Thurs 23rd November (excluding Mon 20th)
Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut stars Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Claire Foy (The Crown) in an inspirational true story. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio in Africa. Against all advice, his wife (Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and determination transcends his disability.

Sun 19th, Mon 20th & Thurs 23rd November
British director and screenwriter Sally Potter’s (Orlando) political tragicomedy features a spectacular cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy and Timothy Spall. Described by Potter as an anti-Brexit statement about a ‘broken England’, it’s a savage satire of the middle-class, exploring the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions with insight and a killer wit.

Sat 11th & Thurs 23rd November

The Picture House, the Friends of the Picture House and the Hebden Bridge Local History Society are delighted to screen the restored footage of the 1925 Hebden Bridge Carnival Parade and Gala. The historic film has been transferred from celluloid to digital format after being discovered by the Yorkshire Film Archive and is being shown in the cinema this autumn for the first time since the 1920s.

Fri 24th to Thurs 30th November
Kenneth Branagh directs this fabulously entertaining and suspenseful version of one of Agatha Christie’s most famous Poirot novels; with an exceptional cast including himself (as everyone’s favourite lavishly moustachioed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot), Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz. A luxurious train ride through a wintry Europe quickly becomes the scene of a shocking murder and its investigation.

Sat 25th November
Brian de Palma’s spectacularly chilling ‘70s psychological horror, based on the Stephen King novel, stars a young Sissy Spacek as a girl famously possessed. She is Carrie, the shy, withdrawn high school student who faces bullying from her peers at school and abuse from her fanatically religious mother at home; until – after a traumatic episode – she seems to develop supernatural powers, of ambiguous intent.

Sat 25th and Sun 26th November
From BBC Earth Films comes this stunning sequel to Earth, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world throughout a single day, from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Told with humour, intimacy and jaw-dropping visual splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights the extraordinary wonder of every day on our planet.

Sun 26th & Thurs 30th November
A strikingly original fairy tale, the dazzlingly original feature debut by filmmaker Rungano Nyoni tells the story of 9-year-old Shula (Margaret Mulubwa), a small, silent young girl exiled from her Zambian village to a travelling witch camp. Navigating her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom. A really exciting debut, from an important new cinematic voice.

Fri 1st to Thurs 7th December (excluding Mon 4th)

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, Paul McGuigan’s highly acclaimed drama follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and imperious, vulnerable, Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) that starts in Liverpool, 1978. Tremendous performances by Bening and Bell (and Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave in supporting roles) anchor this funny, endearing and bittersweet love story.

Sat 2nd December
Yorkshire Federation of Film Societies (YFFS) together with Hebden Bridge Picture House present the Soviet silent film classic BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN projected from a 35mm film print, in the cinema’s monthly REEL FILM slot; but with the added delight that is a live piano improvised accompaniment by celebrated silent film pianist Darius Battiwala.

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd December

This entertaining animation adventure sees teenage outsider Adam setting out on an epic quest to find his long-lost father – only to find out he’s none other than the legendary ‘Bigfoot’, and has been hiding to protect himself from a corporation eager to experiment on his DNA. As father and son make up for lost time, Adam discovers that he, too, is gifted with superpowers beyond his imagining.

Sun 3rd & Mon 4th December
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in the vastly acclaimed new instalment, brilliantly helmed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and featuring a terrific cast including Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins. Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, Thor must face a deadly contest against former ally, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo); while trying to protect his home world from the all-powerful Hela.

Tues 5th December
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.