Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Fri 19th, Sun 21st, Mon 22nd & Thurs 25th May (Elevenses)

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain stars in the beautifully filmed wartime drama from Niki Caro (director of the vastly acclaimed Whale Rider), based on an incredibly moving true story. The time is 1939, the setting Poland, where poet Antonina Zabinski (Chastain) and her husband, Jan are running the Warsaw Zoo when their country is invaded by the Nazis.

Thurs 25th May
Woody Allen’s timeless comedy-drama, a black-and-white love letter to New York – with its beguiling opening shots of the city accompanied by George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – remains a landmark in 20th century cinema. Manhattan stars Allen as frustrated TV writer Isaac, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife (Meryl Streep), leaves him.

Fri 26th to Sun 28th May
Join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, featuring nine brand new, never before seen episodes which are interactive for kids and parents with plenty of singalong songs, snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Leading with Peppa Visits London, the other ‘oink-tastic’ episodes include Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo!

Fri 26th, Sun 28th & Weds 31st May

Scarlett Johansson stars in this pulse-beatingly thrilling, dazzlingly designed live-action take on the classic Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell. Set in the near future, Major (Johnasson) is the first of her kind: a human cyber-enhanced to be the perfect soldier, devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. But just as global terrorism reaches a new level, Major discovers her life was stolen instead of saved.

Sat 27th May
US comedian Jordan Peele’s (Key & Peele) wildly acclaimed solo directorial debut is a superb achievement. Part horror comedy, part smart social satire, it illuminatingly exploits the intimate horror of racial tensions by adding actual horror to the mix, as African-American Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) goes with his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to visit her parents and a series of increasingly disturbing events unfold.

Sat 27th, Mon 29th & Thurs 1st June
The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt stars in the cultish, off-the-wall Mindhorn, recalling classic comedy creations from Alan Partridge to David Brent. Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (star of 1980s detective show Mindhorn) must return to the Isle of Man, site of his former glories when a deranged criminal demands his presence. A loving send-up of British detective shows with terrific support from Steve Coogan and Andrea Riseborough.

Sun 28th May & Thurs 1st June (Thurs Elevenses)
David Tennant gives a masterful, mercurial performance in Robert Mullan’s (Letters to Sofija, Gitel) absorbing portrayal of radical psychiatrist and writer R. D. Laing, who became a ‘60s counterculture hero for his revolutionary ‘anti-psychiatry’ experiments. With excellent support from Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon, the film mirrors Laing’s departure from convention, exploring scenes from a life in freewheeling fashion.

Mon 29th & Tues 30th May & Fri 16th to Sun 18th June

Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) is brilliantly cast as Belle in Bill Condon’s gorgeous, sweeping live action remake of Disney’s classic. A young prince (Dan Stevens), imprisoned in the form of a terrifying beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when Belle arrives in his enchanted castle… An all star cast includes Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

Tues 30th May
Jack Nicholson gives an unforgettable performance in Miloš Forman’s searing, multi-Oscar winning tragicomic 1975 adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, often hailed one of the best films ever made. He plays recidivist criminal Randle McMurphy, who mimics mental illness to get himself moved from prison to psychiatric hospital – but hasn’t bargained on the rigid structure imposed by Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher).

Weds 31st May & Thurs 1st June
A fantastic US comedy cast – including Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow and Patton Oswalt – headlines this hilarious animation by Madagascar director Tom McGrath. Baldwin voices the Boss Baby, a suit-wearing newborn seen through the eyes of a delightfully unreliable narrator: his imaginative 7-year-old brother Tim. But their sibling rivalry must be put aside when Tim discovers Boss Baby is a spy on a secret mission.

Fri 2nd to Sun 4th June
Filled with the same irreverent humour that made The LEGO Movie such a success, this equally hilarious sequel sees LEGO Batman getting his own big-screen adventure. There are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and learn to lighten up.

Fri 2nd to Sun 4th & Sat 10th & Sun 11th June
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the adventures of our motley team – adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper), tree-like Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamore (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) – as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos and unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage.