Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Sun 1st, Tues 3rd & Thurs 5th March

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are wonderful in Ira Sachs’ graceful, delightful Love is Strange as a gay couple who, after their long-awaited marriage are forced to sell their home and live apart until they can find an affordable new place.

Sun 8th March

This immensely poignant film is the documentary debut of filmmaker Tenzin Choklay. It follows artist and poet Tenzing Rigdol as he – inspired by his dying father’s wish to set foot in Tibet one last time – navigates the international borders between China, Nepal and India to smuggle 20 tons of Tibetan soil to an site in India where the largest community of Tibetans in exile now lives.

Fri 13th, Sat 14th & Thurs 19th March

Another triumph from one of contemporary cinema’s most audacious and artistically ambitious directors, Paul Thomas Anderson’s (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, The Master) hilarious, jubilant Inherent Vice is the first ever adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

Sat 14th & Sun 15th March and Sat 21st & Sun 22nd March

This superb Disney animation is an energetic, funny and touching comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his curious genius thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

Sun 15th & Mon 16th March

From writer/director Mariana Rondón (Postcards from Leningrad) Pelo Malo follows the world of nine-year-old Junior, who lives in vivid working-class Caracas, and whose dislike of the stubbornly curly hair he’s inherited from his absent father puts him at odds with his mother.

Fri 27th to Sun 29th March & Thurs 2nd April

The supremely powerful, Oscar nominated Selma, directed with intelligence and grace by Ava DuVernay, features a commanding David Oyelowo (The Butler) as Martin Luther King and dramatises a pivotal episode in America’s civil rights movement.

Sat 28th & Sun 29th March

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class – from the highest grossing musical of all time – comes to new life with this sing-along version, so you can join in with all of your favourite songs as Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) fall in love, and the greaser T-Birds and coy Pink Ladies (including the wonderful Rizzo, played by the inimitable Stockard Channing) learn to play along. Take a carnival ride back to those amazing summer niii-iights!