Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 21st to Sun 23rd & Thurs 27th April
Oscar winner Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy star in British director Ben Wheatley’s (Kill List, High Rise) high-octane thriller Free Fire, executive-produced by Martin Scorsese. Set in 1970s Boston, it sees Justine (Larson) broker a gun deal on behalf of two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley); only to find their plans derail into violence. Bloody, sweaty and whip smart.

Sun 23rd & Thurs 27th April (Thurs Elevenses)
Fans of Kenneth Lonergan’s perfectly pitched dramas You Can Count on Me (2000) and Margaret (2011) will be thrilled by the superlative Manchester by the Sea, starring Casey Affleck as Lee, a Boston janitor who after a family tragedy returns home to face up to the difficulties of the past. Brilliantly observed and immensely moving, it’s perhaps Lonergan’s most fully realised film to date.

Mon 24th April
New from Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, The Club) is this provocative, stylish and searching ’anti-bio’ of Chilean poet-diplomat Pablo Neruda. In 1948, Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is on the wrong side of an anti-communist drive; in hiding and on the run from a hapless detective (Gael García Bernal). A clever and very beautiful film by the prolific, surprising Larraín.

Fri 28th April to Thurs 4th May
Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery star in Ritesh Batra’s (The Lunchbox) adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Man Booker Prize-winning 2011 novel about a man leading a quiet life until a mysterious diary forces him to investigate his own past anew. A subtly performed, intelligent and suspenseful meditation on ageing, memory and regret.

Sat 29th & Sun 30th April
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are terrific in Whiplash director Damien Chazelle’s beguiling musical romance, La La Land. Set in contemporary Hollywood, pianist Seb (Gosling) and wannabe movie star Mia (Stone) fall in love, but find professional success comes at personal cost. Full of smartly choreographed numbers performed with dazzling charisma by its stars, Chazelle’s musical is an undoubted masterpiece.

Sat 29th April
Consistently hailed the best film of the 21st century, David Lynch’s quintessential neo-noir stars Naomi Watts (Birdman) in a career-making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) and tries to help her recover her memory. A cryptic, seductive and disruptive film, it’s a monumental classic by a giant of contemporary cinema.

Sun 30th April & Thurs 4th May

The masterful Graduation, new from acclaimed Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), follows a doctor in a small town trying to carve out a good life for his daughter. As time goes on, the consequences of his actions unravel, revealing the layers of corruption still present in Romanian society.

Tues 9th May
Raoul Peck’s transcendent, meditative documentary is infused with the incantatory words and spirit of writer James Baldwin, exploring the origins of the book he could not bring himself to write: about the assassinations of his friends, Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers Jr. and Malcolm X. An overwhelmingly powerful cinematic essay, it reveals the systemic violence and inequality suffered by America’s black population.

Fri 5th, Sun 7th & Mon 8th May
Charlie Hunman (Sons of Anarchy), Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson star in James Gray’s (Two Lovers, We Own the Night) distinctive, finely crafted and supremely powerful biographical epic, based on the 2009 book by David Grann, about a British explorer’s attempts to find the remains of an ancient lost city in the Amazon.

Sat 6th & Sun 7th May
This enchanting animation deals with the theme of becoming an older sister. Molly Monster is the deeply-loved only-monster of Popo and Etna Monster and spends her days playing with her best friend Edison. But when Mama gives birth to an egg, Molly must set out on a journey to find her new place in the family, taking her far from home

Sat 6th May
Bob Hoskins gives a magnificent performance in John Mackenzie’s London gangland thriller, a state-of-the-nation classic depicting Thatcher’s Britain. He’s East End kingpin Harold Shand, who’s seeking to go straight but hasn’t reckoned with the chaos and violence of the IRA. With Barrie Keefe’s quotable script and a fantastic supporting turn from Helen Mirren, it remains the quintessential ‘80s gangster film.

Sat 6th & Thurs 11th May (Thurs Elevenses)
Kristen Stewart reunites with her Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas in this utterly captivating, provocative and spooky film. She plays Maureen, who’s working as personal shopper for a supermodel-turned-designer in Paris but is also a medium, attempting to contact her dead twin, who died in the city. An audacious film undercutting traditional horror tropes, with a tremendous performance from Stewart.