Fri 18th to Thurs 24th October
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk
of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have
the strength to go on?
Fri 18th to Thurs 24th October
Sat 19th, Sun 20th & Tues 22nd Oct
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S. raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.
Thurs 24th October
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
Fri 25th to Thurs 31st October
When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in a modern Chinese city, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
Fri 25, Sat 26 & Tue 29 to Thu 31 Oct
In Miami, where poverty sits uneasily alongside wealth and gentrification, impoverished, mentally unstable preacher Moses leads a small, haphazard band of fellow African-American locals. Angered by racial inequities, they’re ostensibly planning a race war but when FBI agent Kendra, who’s trying to identify terrorists before they strike, spots an opportunity to exploit, and capitalise on, his madcap revolutionary dreams.
Sat 26th October
Carol Reed’s noirish thriller, penned by Graham Greene, is justly considered one of the greatest films of all time. Joseph Cotten is American writer Holly Martins, in a damaged, divided post-war Vienna to visit his old friend Harry Lime, only to be told he has mysteriously died. A brilliantly sinister depiction of personal and political corruption.
Sun 27th October
Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) runs from Sept 20th – 22nd 2019 at Lewes Depot and champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year-round events and film screenings. This year, Hebden Bridge Picture House is pleased to partner with WOFFF to deliver you the Best of the Fest showcasing 13 short films. Visit hbph.co.uk for the full list of short films, and event information – usual cinema prices apply. All films are subtitled, including the English language films.
Sun 27th October
Trailblazer. Inspirator. Survivor. Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke out around the world in 1973. Still on the road after 50 years, Suzi Quatro surely is The Queen of Rock’n’Roll. Accept no substitutes.
Mon 28th October
Claudio is a middle-aged lawyer with a prosperous life in a placid provincial town in mid-70’s Argentina, just before the military coup. One night he enters a restaurant where he is verbally attacked by a mysterious stranger, their argument continues on the street outside, and then escalates even more with drastic consequences.
Thurs 31st October
With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special LIVE screenings in cinemas this Halloween. The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre – this is ballet with a dramatic bite.
To mark the iconic film’s 80th anniversary we’re delighted to be screening Fleming’s classic The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Keira Knightley gives an excellent performance as Gun – bringing both a refreshing lack of selfconsciousness and an urgency to the role – alongside a strong ensemble cast that includes Matt Smith and Ralph Fiennes.
The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown’s vaults, rare performance footage and new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy and many of its superstar artists and creative figures. ‘Hitsville’ is the first documentary about the iconic studio with Gordy’s participation, providing the ultimate account of one of modern history’s greatest cultural phenomenons.
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house
Tues 5th November
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.
Thurs 7th November
See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen.
From the makers of Little Miss Sunshine, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modern Mark Twain-esque adventure starring Shia LaBeouf (American Honey, Fury) as a small-time outlaw turned unlikely coach who joins forces with Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome on the run from the nursing home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler.
The Friends of Hebden Bridge Picture House present Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s beloved romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally. Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? The film chronicles this dilemma through the eleven-year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later.
Sun 10th November
The largest ever production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical theatre spectacular. Filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London’s West End in 2018. A tap-dancing, show-stopping extravaganza – winner of 4 WhatsOnStage Awards.
From director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and the award-winning team behind I, Daniel Blake, comes Sorry We Missed You. The film, tells the story of Ricky and his family who have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. Sorry We Missed You is a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.
The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.
Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, she falls for actor Vittorio Vidal (Montalban), but their romance is short-lived. However, when she finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it seems she may have finally met her match. Part of the BFI Musicals Season.
23 years ago, Bill Drummond ceased activities as part of the enormously successful pop group The KLF. Since 2014 he’s been on a World Tour, travelling around the world with his show – The 25 Paintings – visiting a different city each year. In each place he carries out his his selfimposed ‘work’ – building beds, baking cakes, making soup, shining shoes – to the variously amused, perplexed or annoyed reactions of those around him. He’s mostly been ignored by the art world. So what is he doing it all for?
Thurs 21st November
In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a “searing central performance” (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.
Martin Scorsese’s ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro finds the master filmmaker returning to the genre he has helped define, with a mystery that has never been solved. Based on the 2004 memoir I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, The Irishman stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, Jimmy Hoffa, and Russell Bufalino, respectively, and follows Sheeran as he recounts his jobs as a hitman for the Bufalino crime family.
Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy…When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.
Hebden Bridge Film Festival and Hebden Bridge Picture House present: Home, An Outward Journey Inward, with Sarah Outen Q&A session after the screening.Triple F-Rated, Home is directed by filmmaker Jen Randall (Psycho Vertical) using footage filmed by Sarah as she completed her London2London: Via The World expedition.
The second of four adaptations of the classic musical melodrama, recently updated to acclaim by Bradley Cooper in 2018, George Cukor’s epic 1954 version of A Star is Born features an Oscar nominated Judy Garland and James Mason as the lovers on opposing ends of fame, and is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. Part of the BFI Musicals Season.
Thurs 28th November
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Note this production is filmed in front of a live audience, rather than broadcast live.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in ‘The Aeronauts’, a thrilling adventure to the edge of the atmosphere from the director of ‘Wild Rose’. Wealthy widow and pilot Amelia Wren, and headstrong scientist James Glaisher, are ‘The Aeronauts’. Together, they mount a dangerous balloon expedition to try and fly higher than anyone in history. He wants to discover how to predict the weather, and she’s the only one who can fly high enough to do it. But where they’re going, the air is thin and chances of survival are slim, and this perilous ascent will reveal their true selves to each other and themselves.
They’re Creepy And They’re Kooky…The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour. Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron lead the spook-tacular cast which also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, and Elsie Fisher, along with Allison Janney and Bette Midler.
Winner of Best Film at BFI London Film Festival, Alejandro Landes delivers one of the most talked about films of the year in Monos: a hallucinogenic, intoxicating thriller about child soldiers that has inspired feverish buzz and earned comparisons to Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies. While wearing its influences on its sleeve, the film is a wildly original vision from Landes and screenwriter Alexis dos Santos; the camera prowling over mud and organic decay, cutting swathes through the jungle, all to the strains of Mica Levi’s visceral score.
A boy witnesses a violent act that leaves him in shock, and he appears to lose the ability to hear, see or speak. An encounter with a pinball machine seems to re-awaken his senses and he soon becomes a ‘pinball wizard’ – but will these skills be enough for him to make it in the real world?Ken Russell’s 1970s rock musical is a creative tour-de- force that boasts the most incredible cast, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and even Jack Nicholson. Part of the BFI Musicals Season.
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
Tues 17 December
The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.