Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Fri 23rd to Sun 25th, Tues 27th, Thurs 29th Sep (Elevenses)

Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Road) stars as an idealistic father in the charming, eccentric Captain Fantastic. In the lush wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Ben (Mortensen) is raising his six children in Thoreau-esque seclusion until a family crisis forces them to re-enter normal society. Reminiscent of Little Miss Sunshine in its study of a dysfunctional family finding its way, Captain Fantastic is a delight from start to finish.

Sat 24th, Sun 25th September & Sun 23rd October

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.

Sun 25th & Thurs 29th September
With truly overwhelming special effects, this awesome thriller about a natural disaster, Norway’s submission for the 88th Academy Awards, is a rollercoaster ride. Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is a geologist in beautiful Gerainger, a town situated by a fjord, monitoring rock slides and tsunamis; packing up for his last day when disaster strikes – forcing Kristian to try and save himself, his family, and as many others as he can.

Mon 26th September
Rudy Kurniawan was a rumoured wine savant. Offering rare wines from his vast cellar, he made millions at auction and moved in elite oenophilic circles – before people started to smell a rat. Set during the US finance boom and featuring wine commentators (including novelist Jay McInerney), producers, auctioneers and FBI sleuths, Sour Grapes offers a sensational, insightful ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ fable for the modern age.

Fri 30th Sept to Sun 2nd & Thurs 6th October (Elevenses)
Woody Allen’s (Annie Hall, Manhattan) latest, set during the 1930s golden age of Hollywood, is a glittering, effortless romantic comedy. Wide-eyed young New Yorker Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) heads to L. A. dreaming of an exciting career in cinema. Landing a job with his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), an agent, he’s introduced to Hollywood glamour, and meets Phil’s beautiful young assistant Vonnie (Kristen Stewart).

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd October
Meet Blinky Bill, the koala with a big imagination! Based on the Dorothy Wall books, this charming animation tells a story of Aussie adventure. Young Blinky goes on a quest to find his long-lost father in the Outback, aided by zoo koala Nutsy and nervy lizard Jacko. A great weekend matinee for all the family to enjoy!

Sat 1st October

We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay’s spellbinding 1999 debut Ratcatcher is a wrenching and beautiful film. Its lyrical focus is James (William Eadie), a young boy navigating a childhood full of trauma in late 1970s Glasgow during the rubbish strike. It’s an unforgettable and visionary experience, suffused with real feeling: a modern British classic reminiscent of Loach’s Kes.

Sun 2nd & Tues 4th October
Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) stars in Alexandre Aja’s atmospheric supernatural thriller based on the bestselling novel. When nine-year-old Louis Drax inexplicably reawakens after a near-death accident, Dr. Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into his bizarre life and that of his fragile mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon); finding that the truths of the Drax family test the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Mon 3rd & Weds 5th October
Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden) takes on late-life misdirection in this resonant new drama with a typically superb central performance from Isabelle Huppert (Amour, The Piano Teacher). Nathalie (Huppert) teaches philosophy in Paris. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family and her students; but when new freedoms are unexpectedly thrust upon her, Nathalie is forced to create a new future

Thurs 6th October

From supporting the Bosnian Mujahideen to being imprisoned in Bagram and Guantanamo, from the rebel training camps in Syria to the prison cells of Belmarsh in Britain, Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict. In Ashish Ghadiali’s vastly compelling debut documentary, Begg delivers his first-hand account of the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror and the disastrous reaction of the West.

Fri 7th to Thurs 13th October (Thurs Elevenses)
Bridget Jones returns – and she’s a singleton again! Now in her forties, she’s focusing on her career after breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) when she meets a dashing American (Patrick Dempsey) and becomes pregnant. There’s only one hitch: she can only be fifty percent sure who the father is.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th October
The long-awaited sequel to the phenomenally successful and acclaimed Finding Nemo is finally here. Dory (brilliantly voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who forgets everything every 10 seconds: except that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.