Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 27th to Sun 29th May
Actor Don Cheadle’s directorial debut is a free-form biopic of jazz great Miles Davis. Eschewing a traditional structure, Cheadle imaginatively inhabits Davis: giving a brilliant performance, full of attitude, as he explores both the man and the myth; and effortlessly evoking the period and his subject’s turbulent life as Davis recounts his exploits to Rolling Stone reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor).

Fri 27th to Sun 29th May & Thurs 2nd to Sun 5th June
Jon Favreau’s animated retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is a triumph. Raised by a family of wolves, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave his home when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar; guided by stern panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray) on an epic journey of fun, adventure and selfdiscovery.self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Sat 28th May
John Landis’s classic 1981 BritishAmerican horror comedy stars David Naughton and Griffin Dunne as two American students on holiday on the English moors, who ignore the warnings of local folk to stay on the beaten track at their grisly peril… An undoubted cult classic, with brilliant make-up effects for the time, it’s both utterly terrifying and very, very funny. Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Sun 29th & Mon 30th May & Weds 1st June
Recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, Son of Saul is an unforgettable Holocaust drama set inside Auschwitz and the feature debut of László Nemes. It stars Géza Röhrig as Saul Ausländer, a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz who finds a body he takes to be his son’s, and tries to arrange a clandestine burial. A superbly crafted and utterly haunting film.

Tues 31st May & Thurs 2nd June
From Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking; Like Father, Like Son) comes this meticulously graceful tale of sisterly love; following three adult sisters whose carefully calibrated life in their ancestral home is enriched and disturbed when their young half-sister Suzu joins them. As ever, Kore-eda turns a seemingly simple story into a heartbreaking family saga of immense emotional power.

Thurs 2nd June

The late Alan Rickman stars alongside Helen Mirren in Gavin Hood’s (Tsotsi) searing new thriller investigating drone warfare. It follows a stern colonel (Mirren), a drone pilot (Aaron Paul), a lieutenant (Rickman) and an agent (Barkhad Abdi) hoping to thwart Kenyan terrorists. It’s an intelligent, thought-provoking and brilliantly performed thriller about perhaps one of the most morally dubious activities of our time.

Fri 3rd to Sun 5th, Tues 7th (P&B), Thurs 9th June (Elevenses)
Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is a new kid at an inner-city school with a crush on beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton). He asks her to be in his music video and she agrees – only problem is, he’s not yet in a band… From Once director John Carney, With his older brother Brendan (Jack Reynor) and a crew of mates, Conor blossoms from timid kid to cool teen, finding within music the power to escape his troubled home life. Full of infectious musical set-pieces and tremendously likeable performances all round.

Sun 5th June
Katharine Round’s incendiary documentary follows seven individuals striving for a better life in the US and UK, where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Juxtaposing stories of the rich and poor, Round shows how economic inequality creates and tragically sustains social division. A searing portrait of contemporary capitalism, The Divide is a vital call to action.

Mon 6th & Tues 7th June

Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the recent Oscars, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang is a heady, emotional and deeply personal story following five young sisters in northern Turkey who find themselves severely punished after they’re spotted playing with boys at the beach. Ergüven’s essential film is a parable for the need for equality and female independence; brilliantly acted by its affecting young cast.

Fri 10th to Sun 12th, Weds 15th & Thurs 16th June (Thurs Elevenses)
Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny reunite with The Last Days of Disco’s Whit Stillman for this deliciously sharp comedy. Based on Jane Austen’s novella, it follows young widow Lady Susan (Beckinsale), staying at her in-laws’ estate with her friend Alicia (Sevigny) while indulging in a spot of matchmaking. Stillman is on top form with this gloriously witty, acerbic tale of realism and romance.

Sat 11th & Sun 12th June
This hilarious, charming animation updates the story of the ultimate castaway: Robinson Crusoe. Confident parrot Tuesday lives with his quirky animal friends on a tiny exotic island. After a violent storm, they wake up to find a newcomer in their midst: Robinson Crusoe. Can he help them overcome other, less friendly arrivals, in the form of two savage cats?