Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Fri 31st July to Sun 2nd & Weds 5th to Thurs 6th August
Amy Winehouse, her extraordinary talent and her personal demons are explored in Asif Kapadia’s (Senna) profoundly moving documentary. Using home footage, we see Winehouse’s development from precocious talent to fully-fledged star.

Tues 4th to Thurs 6th August

Disney’s 14th animated masterpiece bursts with fantasy, adventure, and pixie dust; starting when the boy who “never grows up” flies through the Darlings’ nursery window. Accompanied by Tinker Bell, Peter teaches Wendy, John, and Michael to fly, heading straight for Never Land! And before they know it, they’re in high-flying battle with Peter’s arch-enemy, Captain Hook…a true classic.

Tues 4th & Thurs 6th August
This highly original debut from French director Thomas Cailley is a comedic take on coming-of-age romance, set in the sun-drenched south of France. Arnaud is expecting an easy, sleepy summer when he meets the statuesque Madeleine, in training on an army bootcamp; a love interest like no other. This heartfelt, beautifully written gem is part screwball, part rom-com and wholly enjoyable.

Fri 7th & Sat 8th & Weds 12th & Thurs 13th

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.

Fri 7th to Sun 9th, Weds 12th & 13th August

Robert Carlyle’s (Trainspotting) directorial debut is a jet-black comedy about a downtrodden barber (Carlyle) whose mundane life changes forever when he (accidentally) turns killer; and must look to his hilariously fierce mother (Emma Thompson) for help. Filmed in vibrant Glasgow locations, with a superb cast, this is a delectably dark debut.

Sun 9th to Tues 11th & Weds 19th to Thurs 20th August
Shiver me timbers! Surprises await Thomas and his friends in their most daring adventure yet. Unearthing an old pirate ship, Thomas is on the hunt for Sodor’s lost treasure. Can he track it down in time? Join Thomas & Friends in this explosive movie adventure with a voice cast including Eddie Redmayne, Sir John Hurt, and Olivia Colman.

Sun 9th August

Was the film industry born in Yorkshire? That’s the question asked by David Wilkinson in this enthralling documentary, the fruit of a decades-long quest to prove to the world that the birthplace of motion pictures was not America or France but rather, Leeds; and the first true filmmaker not Edison or the Lumière brothers, but the enigmatic and little-known Louis Le Prince. Introduction by Director David Wilkinson.

Mon 10th August

Sugar has overtaken fat as the dietary evil we believe wreaks most damage on our bodies. In this documentary, director Damon Gameau tries a unique experiment to explore the effects of a high sugar diet. Highlighting the issues plaguing the industry and the surprising places sugar lurks on supermarket shelves, this film will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

Tues 11th August

This intense, strikingly dark drama sets its scene in amid the foot-and-mouth crisis that devastated the UK’s farming community in 2001. Life changes abruptly for farmer’s son Adam, who’s reduced to wandering the countryside and working when he can, until his brother gives him an ultimatum; and he must decide if he is ready to end his nomadic existence and reconnect with the life he left behind.

Thurs 13th August

Marco Ferreri’s subversive story of four gourmands who, bored with their mundane lives, decide to end it all by eating themselves to death in a culinary and sexual orgy of impeccable food, fine wines and some extremely accommodating women. Made in 1972, it still tests the limits of shockability, but behind the horror is a satire on life, the world and appetites in general.

Fri 14th to Tues 18th August

Crime writer Jo Nesbø’s (Headhunters) children’s book series Doctor Proctor is reminiscent of Roald Dahl with its anarchic, freewheeling and pomp-puncturing humour. Watch as the Doctor fulfils his dream of becoming a famous inventor – with a super-strength fart powder that can propel people into outer space! With the help of new friends, Doctor Proctor is ready to share his invention worldwide.

Fri 14th & Sat 15th August

In a blaze of ecstatic glee, Magic Mike XXL – the sequel to Stephen Soderbergh’s 2012 box office smash – gloriously outdoes its predecessor. Channing Tatum returns as Mike, reuniting with the Kings of Tampa for one last blow-out performance; emceed by old flame Rome (Jada Pinkett-Smith). Magic Mike XXL’s main message is one of pure joy – lit up by fantastic dance set-pieces and Tatum’s boundless charm.