Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Fri 27th to Sun 29th November & Tues 1st, Thurs 3rd December

John Crowley’s (Boy A) tender, heartbreaking Brooklyn – adapted from Colm Tóibín’s novel by Nick Hornby – follows Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) as she leaves 1950s Ireland for brighter prospects in New York. Initially homesick, she’s finding her feet when home ties pull her painfully back to Ireland, where she is forced to choose between two men, two countries and two futures.

Sat 28th & Sun 29th November

Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania’s doors to humans, things are changing; but Drac is worried that his grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side. So while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But then Drac’s cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

Sat 28th November

Jeremy Irons gives a brilliant dual performance as identical twin gynaecologists who run a practice together, play games with their identities, and share each other’s lovers, in David Cronenberg’s disquieting thriller. A sensational, chilly and fantastical body horror, it’s crafted with technical precision by the masterful Cronenberg.

Sun 29th November

Chris Hughes’ doc tells the story of legendary nightclub, the Hacienda – and its 1980-90s glory days – as its follows the process of auctioning off bits of memorabilia from the now defunct Manchester institution. Featuring key talking heads, it charts the astonishing cultural impact of the Hacienda, which spawned the acid house movement and defined club culture for a generation.

Mon 30th November & Weds 2nd December

In 2012, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai was targeted by a Taliban gunman for speaking out on the need for female education, and the horror of her attempted assassination ricocheted around the globe. Now the youngest-ever Nobel laureate and a leading advocate for children’s rights, this moving documentary offers an intimate portrait of an immeasurably brave young woman and a passionate activist.

Fri 4th to Thurs 10th December
Starring Maggie Smith and adapted by Alan Bennett from his stage play, Nicolas Hytner’s delightful comedy takes in the true story of Bennett’s friendship with Mary, a homeless woman who lived in a van in his Camden driveway for fifteen years: prompting a by turns friendly, strained, comic and poignant relationship with the famous playwright.

Sat 5th & Sun 6th December
Joe Wright’s (Atonement) update of J. M. Barrie classic is an action-packed, delightfully old-fashioned adventure, following orphan Peter (Levi Miller) who finds himself whisked from a bleak London orphanage to fantastical Neverland – where he meets Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara), and ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) and embarks on a quest to fulfil his destiny and become Peter Pan.

Sun 6th December
Emily Blunt gives an Oscar-worthy performance in Denis Villeneuve’s sleek, brutish thriller as an FBI agent drawn into the amoral heart of the drugs war; joining Matt (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) on an ambiguous mission to target powerful cartels. But just how far will they go? Beautifully shot and soundtracked, Sicario is a searing, Michael Mann-esque thriller.

Thurs 10th December
The triumphant, prize-winning new release from Jafar Panahi (Offside) follows Panahi himself (still making films despite his 2010 ban) as he drives a taxi round the vibrant streets of the capital, talking to passengers who offer a rich cross-section of Iranian society. Another testament to Panahi’s creative courage, it’s a witty, powerful statement on the necessity of freedom of speech.

Fri 11th to Thurs 17th December
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in Todd Haynes’ (Far from Heaven) exquisite Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian romance. Set in 1950s New York, it follows wannabe set designer Therese (Mara) and glamorous Carol (Blanchett). Embarking on a friendship, then an affair, their relationship becomes a journey across mid-century America, revealing the intimate costs of a forbidden romance.

Sat 12th & Sun 13th December

This delightful animation has a voice cast including Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. The Minions are small creatures desperate to find a new, villainous master. Heading to a villain convention to compete to be Scarlet Overkill’s henchmen, they end up in Sixties London where they must confront a threat to their very existence.

Sat 12th December
Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in the iconic western about the Wild West outlaws forced to go on the run to evade capture by lawmakers. Aided by Sundance’s girlfriend Etta (Katharine Ross) they head for South America: hoping to stay free, no matter what the cost. A freewheeling classic, steeped in Burt Bacharach’s piquant score, Butch Cassidy simply must be seen on the big screen.