Hebden Bridge Picture House | WHAT'S ON

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WHAT'S ON

Fri 16th to Thurs 22nd Nov (excl. Tues 20th) and Sat 22nd Dec

Rami Malek gives an incredible central performance in this foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who famously defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet – tracing Queen’s meteoric rise, Freddy’s departure and his return to front the band at Live Aid in one of the greatest rock performances of all time.

Sat 17th November
One of three classic Ealing comedies (together with Passport to Pimlico and Kind Hearts and Coronets) released in 1949 after WWII, Alexander MacKendrick’s (Sweet Smell of Success) superlative comedy follows a group of wartime Scottish islanders who – after losing their supply of whisky due to rationing – must fight for their right to the amber liquid when a cargo ship carrying thousands of barrels runs aground nearby.

Sat 17th & Sun 18th November
A sparky animated adventure comedy about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery; Smallfoot boasts original music and an all-star voice cast including Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Common, James Corden and Danny DeVito. Bright young Yeti (Tatum) Migo’s world is turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed (a human!) and must embark on epic journey to find one.

Sun 18th November
Iranian-expat filmmaker Ali Soozandeh’s striking, illuminating animation delves inside Tehrani society; telling stories of covert sex, drugs and corruption uneasily coexisting alongside strict religious law. Following the interweaving lives of three strong-willed women and a young male musician, via distinctive rotoscoped animation, it’s a bracing portrait of contemporary Iran that has earned comparisons to the likes of Marjane Satrapis’ Persepolis.

Tues 20th November
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

Thurs 22nd November
Gustav Möller’s directorial debut is a taut, nail-biting thriller, a searing Nordic noir in real time. In a Danish police station, Asger (Jakob Cedergren) is on phone duties – reluctantly so until he takes a cryptic call from Iben (Jessica Dinnage), who says she’s been kidnapped, before the call suddenly disconnects. Unrelenting and brilliantly performed, Möller’s fantastically effective thriller generates incredible suspense.

Fri 23rd to Thurs 29th November (excl. Mon 26th & Weds 28th) and Sun 23rd & 27th December
Mike Leigh orchestrates a superb ensemble cast including Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake in this rousing, sweeping tale of a defining moment in British democracy: the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Weaving class consciousness, family dynamics, hypocrisy, humanism and the stories of everyday people into a socialist tapestry, Leigh depicts an historic act of state brutality with huge contemporary relevance.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th November
Rowan Atkinson returns as accidental secret agent Johnny English in the hilarious new instalment of the comedy espionage series; also featuring Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko and Jake Lacy. When cyber-attacks reveal the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny’s called out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker – but first, he must get to grips with modern technology.

Sat 24th November
The legendary Monty Python troupe’s first feature takes us on an uproarious medieval quest, as King Arthur (Graham Chapman) seeks knights to join his round table at Camelot; encountering constitutional-obsessed peasants, a Three-Headed Knight and singing dancers of Camelot along the way. Sublimely irreverent, hilariously funny and endlessly quotable, Monty Python & the Holy Grail is a much-needed dose of anarchic Python daring.

Sun 25th, Mon 26th & Weds 28th November
Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth and Cynthia Erivo are along the secretive clientele checking into the equally mysterious El Royale in Drew Goddard’s (co-writer of The Cabin in the Woods) kitsch, vividly entertaining hard-boiled noir. A run-down hotel on the California-Nevada border, it becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers converge on a fateful night for a final shot at redemption.

Thurs 29th November
We are excited to bring the critically-acclaimed The King and I: From the London Palladium to Hebden Bridge Picture House on 29 November, with ‘Broadway’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Light in the Piazza) stealing the show in the role of a lifetime as Ann Leonowens and Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha) playing the part of the King of Siam.

Fri 30th to Thurs 6th Dec (excl. Mon 3rd)
From Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes this blistering, female-fronted heist thriller following four Chicago women – played by Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo – who, finding they have their dead husbands’ criminal debts in common, conspire to forge their future. Widows promises incredible style and rich, scintillating storytelling.