Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 24th to Sun 26th & Tues 28th (Parent and Baby) to Thurs 30th March (Thurs Elevenses)

Released to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House is a rapturously moving drama about the wrenching violence of Partition. Hugh Bonneville is last Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson his empathetic wife; with Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puri helping to tell the story of a vastly impactful and emotional moment in global history.

Sun 26th to Tues 28th March
Winner of ‘Best Film’ at the London Film Festival, Kelly Reichardt’s (Wendy and Lucy) latest is an exquisite mood piece, a meditation on the lives of women in rural Montana: lawyer Laura (Laura Dern); wife and mother Gina (Michelle Williams) and lonely ranch hand Jamie (Lily Gladstone). Envisioning her heroines as pioneers, Reichardt elicits luminous performances in this slow-burning, melancholic and austerely beautiful film.

Fri 31st March & Sun 2nd, Thurs 6th April (Elevenses)
Taraji P. Henson, Oscar nominated Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in this inspiring, engaging drama (up for Best Picture at the Oscars) about Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – all brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA in the ‘60s, little-known until now, against the background of the dawning Civil Rights movement.

Fri 14th to Sun 16th April

Hugh Jackman returns as Logan/Wolverine in James Mangold’s fantastic follow-up to Wolverine: a very adult, even moving comic-book hero movie. In 2029, the mutant population has shrunk and the X-Men disbanded. Logan (Jackman) is caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) on the Mexican border. But their seclusion ends when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces and in need of Logan’s protection.

Sat 1st April

Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton star in perhaps Derek Jarman’s most accessible and substantial film. A biopic of celebrated Renaissance painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, it offers profound reflections on art, sexuality and identity through his storied life, his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd April
Elle Fanning lends her voice to this spirited animation about a young girl following her dreams. In 1879, orphan Félicie hopes to become a ballerina. Leaving rural Brittany for Paris, she finds her way into ballet school where she comes up against harsh training and ruthless classmates. But in mysterious caretaker Odette and young inventor Victor she finds the friends she needs to face her challenges

Sat 1st, Sun 2nd & Tues 4th April

Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) gives a Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated turn in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle; an exhilarating, outrageously provocative psychological thriller. Powerful businesswoman Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) is raped at home by a masked intruder. The next day she goes to work as normal, but her composure belies both a complex personal history and a growing desire to wreak violent revenge on her attacker.

Mon 3rd & Weds 5th April
In John Lee Hancock’s entertaining biopic, Oscar winner Michael Keaton (Birdman) stars as Ray Kroc, a travelling salesman in 1950s America who – on visiting a diner run by some brothers named McDonald– spies the opportunity to build an empire. With an eclectic cast including Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern and Nick Offerman, The Founder explores one of American 20th century capitalism’s most extraordinary stories.

Fri 7th, Sun 9th & Thurs 13th April (Thurs Elevenses)

Joan Collins and Pauline Collins give delightful performances in this uproarious comedy-drama, reminiscent of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which sees former Hollywood starlet Helen travel to France to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral – assisted in her mission by Priscilla. En route, they cause havoc, enjoy new flirtations and explore the difficulties of ageing in this very funny and enjoyable film.

Fri 7th to Thurs 13th April

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.

Sat 8th April
Revisiting Alan J. Pakula’s enthralling dramatisation of the Watergate scandal feels particularly timely in light of the current US political situation. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman are journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who, on investigating the burglary of the DNC headquarters at Watergate, uncover a trail of corruption and treachery that may, almost unthinkably, go all the way to the top.

Sat 8th, Weds 12th & Thurs 13th April

Brendan Gleeson (The Guard) and Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) star in Adam Smith’s anarchic, West Country-set crime drama. Fassbender is Chad, one of a band of Irish travellers who starts a dangerous conflict with his criminal father (Gleeson) when he tries to change his family’s future. Soundtracked by The Chemical Brothers’ propulsive score, Trespass Against Us is an exhilarating crime thriller.