Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 17th to Mon 20th, Weds 22nd & Thurs 23rd (Elevenses)

Hotly tipped for awards season, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight is a revelation. It tells its beautiful, vital and devastating story in three acts: following a young African-American boy from childhood to adulthood in Miami, as he deals with homophobic bullying, his mother’s (Naomie Harris) crack addiction and his own terrifying vulnerability. Full of extraordinary performances, aesthetically striking and viscerally powerful, Moonlight is a breathtaking achievement.

Sun 19th & Thurs 23rd March
In 1974 California, news anchor Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during a live television broadcast; an unprecedented and shockingly public act that stunned a nation. Antonio Campos’s (Simon Killer, Afterschool) searing drama explores the reasons behind it, with Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) giving a career-best performance as a deeply troubled young woman contemplating an extraordinary demise.

Fri 24th to Sun 26th & Tues 28th (Parent and Baby) to Thurs 30th March (Thurs Elevenses)

Released to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House is a rapturously moving drama about the wrenching violence of Partition. Hugh Bonneville is last Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson his empathetic wife; with Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puri helping to tell the story of a vastly impactful and emotional moment in global history.

Sat 25th & Sun 26th March
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson feature in this colourful, warm-hearted, funny and uplifting animation’s fantastic voice cast about a koala, Buster (McConaughey) who – raising funds to support his beloved, dilapidated theatre decides to produce the world’s greatest singing competition (with shades of American Idol), and contestants including a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig and a punk-rock porcupine fight it out for first place.

Sat 25th March
Legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain) reimagines his youth in the surreal, endlessly inventive Endless Poetry. In 1940s Santiago de Chile, 20-year-old “Alejandrito” vows to become a poet. Leaving home and his authoritarian father behind, he finds a home in the intellectual avant-garde. Continuing the self-exploration begun in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is a euphoric study of artistic life, described in Jodorowsky’s dreamlike, kaleidoscopic visual language.

Sun 26th to Tues 28th March
Winner of ‘Best Film’ at the London Film Festival, Kelly Reichardt’s (Wendy and Lucy) latest is an exquisite mood piece, a meditation on the lives of women in rural Montana: lawyer Laura (Laura Dern); wife and mother Gina (Michelle Williams) and lonely ranch hand Jamie (Lily Gladstone). Envisioning her heroines as pioneers, Reichardt elicits luminous performances in this slow-burning, melancholic and austerely beautiful film.

Fri 31st March & Sun 2nd, Thurs 6th April (Elevenses)
Taraji P. Henson, Oscar nominated Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in this inspiring, engaging drama (up for Best Picture at the Oscars) about Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – all brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA in the ‘60s, little-known until now, against the background of the dawning Civil Rights movement.

Fri 14th to Sun 16th April

Hugh Jackman returns as Logan/Wolverine in James Mangold’s fantastic follow-up to Wolverine: a very adult, even moving comic-book hero movie. In 2029, the mutant population has shrunk and the X-Men disbanded. Logan (Jackman) is caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) on the Mexican border. But their seclusion ends when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces and in need of Logan’s protection.

Sat 1st April

Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton star in perhaps Derek Jarman’s most accessible and substantial film. A biopic of celebrated Renaissance painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, it offers profound reflections on art, sexuality and identity through his storied life, his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd April
Elle Fanning lends her voice to this spirited animation about a young girl following her dreams. In 1879, orphan Félicie hopes to become a ballerina. Leaving rural Brittany for Paris, she finds her way into ballet school where she comes up against harsh training and ruthless classmates. But in mysterious caretaker Odette and young inventor Victor she finds the friends she needs to face her challenges

Sat 1st, Sun 2nd & Tues 4th April

Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) gives a Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated turn in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle; an exhilarating, outrageously provocative psychological thriller. Powerful businesswoman Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) is raped at home by a masked intruder. The next day she goes to work as normal, but her composure belies both a complex personal history and a growing desire to wreak violent revenge on her attacker.

Mon 3rd & Weds 5th April
In John Lee Hancock’s entertaining biopic, Oscar winner Michael Keaton (Birdman) stars as Ray Kroc, a travelling salesman in 1950s America who – on visiting a diner run by some brothers named McDonald– spies the opportunity to build an empire. With an eclectic cast including Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern and Nick Offerman, The Founder explores one of American 20th century capitalism’s most extraordinary stories.