Hebden Bridge Picture House | MATINEES

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MATINEES

Sat 24th, Sun 25th June

A beautifully realised adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s enduring children’s novel, Swallows and Amazons is an inspiring, rambunctious and nostalgic summer adventure with a first-rate cast including Gwendoline Christie, Kelly MacDonald and Rafe Spall. Set over an idyllic summer holiday, it sees the four Walker children and their sailing rivals the Blacketts, running amok in their boats in the stunning Lake District.

Sat 1st and Sun 2nd July
Thirteen years after the power-hungry General Zhong seized control of Planet Bana, tearing it to pieces in the process, he’s got a new plan to take over the universe. When Spark, a wise-cracking teenage monkey, and his friends, Chunk and Viz, discover his scheme to harness the power of an ancient beast known as the Kraken, it’s up to them to stop him.

Sat 15th & Sun 16th July
Nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Claude Barras’s My Life as a Courgette tears up the rulebook for children’s cinema. Adapted from Gilles Paris’s book by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood), it’s a melancholy, yet witty claymation tracing the effects of childhood tragedy. Dealing with mature themes, this stunning animation explores the ways we adapt to the world to make the best of our lives.

Sun 16th & Tues 18th July
Michaël Dudok de Wit’s mesmerising wordless animation, a Studio Ghibli co-production, tells the story of a man marooned on a desert island who tries desperately to escape until one day, he meets a strange, giant red turtle and begins a friendship that changes his life. Exquisitely moving and beautiful.

Fri 21st to Thurs 27th July
The latest instalment in the hilarious Despicable Me franchise sees the return of Gru (Steve Carell). Facing off against former child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), he’s also getting into some sibling rivalry with long-lost twin brother Dru (also Carell), who’s keen to team up with him for a criminal heist. Also featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews and Jenny Slate.

Fri 28th to Sun 30th July
This charming, uplifting animation, boasting a superb voice cast including Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard and J.K. Simmons, follows a young dog with big dreams. Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Wilson) is set to take over his father’s role guarding a group of fun-loving sheep – but everything changes when he hears music by rock god Angus Scattersgood (Izzard) for the first time.

Mon 31st July to Thurs 3rd August
Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton form part of an ensemble cast in Lasse Hallström’s heartwarming drama studying the inner life of man’s best friend. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, a devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the humans it teaches to laugh and love.