Hebden Bridge Picture House | WHAT'S ON 2

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WHAT'S ON

Sat 9th & Sun 10th March
Northern Ballet’s Elves & the Shoemaker stomps onto the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani. When a hard-working shoemaker struggling to support his family sees a poor lady in need of help, he gives her his final pair of shoes – and the next day, awakes to find that something magical has happened. With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement! Usual matinee cinema admission applies, everyone £5.50. 60 mins running time. Visit hbph.co.uk for more details.

Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Tue 12th & Thu 14th Mar
Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) star in Felix Van Groeningen’s powerful, soulful and insightful journey through addiction and its effects on a father and son, challenging their relationship to its core; based on a true story and adapted from the twin memoirs of journalist David (Carell) and his son Nic Sheff (Chalamet).

Mon 11th March
Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Oscar-winning Ida, returns with this exquisite and acclaimed love story; another exploration of how Poland’s tumultuous 20th century history impacted the lives of its subjects. Set against the Cold War, it follows singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) and pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) as they fall in love, perform across Eastern Europe and seek to slip past the Iron Curtain.

Weds 13th & Thurs 14th March
Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood with Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne and Dianne Wiest, this beguiling drama follows Earl Stone, a 80-something who’s broke, alone and facing foreclosure when he unwittingly becomes a courier for a drugs cartel. As his past mistakes begin to weigh on him, it’s unclear if he’ll have time to change his life before the law catches up.

Fri 15th to Mon 18th Mar (excl Sat 16th)
A terrific Rosamund Pike stars in Matthew Heineman’s pulse-pounding narrative feature as journalist Marie Colvin, one of the most extraordinary war correspondents of our time. Sophisticated and psychologically perceptive, it sees Colvin – a fearless, rebellious spirit on whom the trauma of continual conflict has taken a heavy personal toll – embark on a dangerous assignment in the besieged Syrian city of Homs with photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan).

Sat 16th & Sun 17th March
As imaginative and hilarious as the first film, The LEGO Movie 2 sees the citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when DUPLO invaders from outer space start wrecking everything in their path. The battle to restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes our stars to faraway worlds, testing their courage and creativity! With a fantastic US comedy voice cast including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Tiffany Haddish.

Sat 16th March
One of Bergman’s greatest, warmest and most moving films, Wild Strawberries boasts a magnificent performance by Victor Sjöström as Isak Borg; an ageing, grouchy and egotistical academic driving to accept an award. Accompanied by his daughter-in-law Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), the trip unexpectedly piques his memory, and – while recalling his past via reveries, nightmares and new encounters – he revisits his childhood, his family memories and a lost romance.

Sat 16th, Weds 20th & Thurs 21st March
Winner of numerous awards, writer-director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) sensational, unforgettable Capernaum depicts children in the poorest slums of Beirut fighting to survive via its young protagonist, Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), who defies his family in search of a better life. Performed with incredible veracity by a largely non-professional (and very young) cast, it’s brilliantly staged and shot.

Sun 17th March
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Still Walking; Like Father, Like Son) Shoplifters is an exceptional drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. In Tokyo, the Shibatas happen upon a little girl after one of their shoplifting sessions; and despite their poverty, they take her in. A rare depiction of Japanese urban underclass, full of Kore-eda’s trademark humanism and nuanced moral inquiry.

Tues 19th & Thurs 21st March
Felicity Jones is superb in Mimi Leder’s biopic of trailblazing US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon for the modern age. The smart screenplay (written by Bader Ginsburg’s nephew) sees her start her career as a struggling attorney an new mother, supported by her husband (Armie Hammer), and later as she prepares to fight a case that will alter the lives of American women for generations to come.

Friday 22nd March
Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of RoseLynn’s nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo).

Sat 23rd March
Teenager Carmen (Rosy Rodriguez) seems happy to be promised in marriage to Rafa, cousin of tomboy Lola (Zaira Morales). But as Carmen gets to know Lola, a girl harboring dreams of university and a different life, she is suddenly thrown into a world of possibilities she could never imagined. With impressive performances by Romero and Rodríguez, this authentic exploration of the emotional terrain of first love is an assured directorial debut by the only Spanish Female Director to ever be invited to Cannes Directors week, and well-deserved winner of the GOYA (Spanish Oscar) for Best New Director.