Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Fri 22nd & Mon 25th to Sun 31st July

Comedian Louis C.K. gives enjoyable voice to terrier Max in this very funny animation. Max lives in a bustling apartment building where each day, all the pets race to hang out as soon as their owners go to work. He adores his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) and is slighted when she brings home a mongrel named Duke (Eric Stonestreet) from the dog pound – but they have to put their rivalry behind them when a seemingly adorable white rabbit (Kevin Hart) and his army of abandoned pets turn up.

Mon 25th & Thurs 28th July
Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent takes a breathtaking journey through the Colombian Amazon, following the interwoven stories of two European explorers; one in the early 1900s, the other 40 years later. Shot in mesmerising monochrome, it’s both a hypnotically beautiful ode to life in the Amazon and an unequivocally affecting critique of the harrowing effects of colonialism. A masterpiece.

Fri 22nd to Thurs 28th July excluding Mon 25th and Tues 26th (Thurs Elevenses)

“How bad can it be?” “You’ve killed Kate Moss.” A hilarious feature-length riff on Jennifer Saunders’ chaotic PR ‘guru’ Edina Monsoon and her former model pal Patsy (Joanna Lumley) as they cause an unfortunate, supermodel-based incident. With Ab Fab stalwarts June Whitfield, Julia Sawalha and Jane Horrocks and a host of cameos from Jon Hamm to Dame Edna Everage, it’s fantastically funny.

Fri 29th to Sun 31st July & Thurs 4th August (Elevenses)

Join us for the wry, delightfully witty comedy from writer-director Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose). Maggie (Gerwig) is single but planning to have a child alone when she falls for John (Hawke), and adjusts her plans. Three years later, she realises that while everything has worked out, she isn’t happy: but why?

Sun 31st July & Weds 3rd August

Director Catherine Corsini’s luminous drama follows a romance between two women in 70s France. Cécile De France is Carole, a radical feminist who inspires Delphine (Izïa Higelin) to political action as well as love. But when events force Delphine to return to her family in the countryside, she is torn between family loyalty, social norms, and sexual, romantic and political freedoms.

Fri 5th to Thurs 11th August
Hilarious and action-packed, the new Ice Age sees its stars on an even bigger adventure. Squirrel Scrat’s pursuit of the ever-elusive acorn sets in train events that threaten the Ice Age World: so Sid and friends must embark on a new quest, travelling to exotic lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters.

Mon 1st August
This profoundly moving documentary explores how it feels to go blind, via the personal story of theologian and writer John Hull, who started losing his sight shortly after the birth of his first son. Boldly addressing the
dearth of films on blindness and disability, Notes on Blindness is an extraordinary record, both cerebral and deeply heartfelt.

Tues 2nd & Thurs 4th August
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, the Pusher trilogy) stars in Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen’s riotous, bawdy and transgressive black comedy as troubled loner Elias, brother to academic Gabriel. Questioning who their father is, they travel to a remote island in search of their biological parent and find it a unique place, where unusual passions are readily indulged. Very funny, very provocative.

Fri 5th & Sun 7th August
Ethan Hawke gives an extraordinary performance as legendary trumpeter Chet Baker, the ‘James Dean of jazz’, in Robert Budreau’s unconventional biopic. In the 1950s Baker was an icon of the West Coast jazz scene but by the 1960s his life was in the grips of a profound heroin addiction. Driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with the improvisatory genius and stylistic brio of great jazz.

Sat 6th August
Ken Loach’s searing drama adapted from Barry Hines’s novel A Kestrel for a Knave, tells the story of fifteen-year-old Billy (David Bradley), whose future looks bleak until he develops an interest in falconry, and, training a kestrel he finds on a nearby farm, forms an intense bond with the

Sat 6th & Thurs 11th August (Thurs Elevenses)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) star in Thea Sharrock’s tender, moving adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ internationally bestselling novel. Lou (Clarke) is working as a carer for Will (Claflin), a wealthy banker tragically paralysed by an accident. His embittered outlook changes as Lou’s positivity rubs off on him, and as their bond grows, their lives change in ways neither could have imagined.