Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING 2

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 12th to Tues 16th & Thurs 18th May (Thurs Elevenses)
Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and Sam Claflin star in An Education director Lone Scherfig’s sparkling, spirited drama based in the world of propaganda films in WWII. Arterton is Catrin, a talented young copywriter hired by the Ministry of Information to help write dialogue for inspiring films during the dark times of the Blitz. A nostalgic, romantic wartime story.

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May
Join the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in this reboot of the film franchise! Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet.

Sat 13th May
Alfred Hitchcock’s silent tale of the London fog, inspired by Jack the Ripper, is recognised as ‘the first true Hitchcock movie’. A woman is murdered. Charting the responses of police, press and public, a stranger (Ivor Novello) emerges from the gloom keen to rent a room from Daisy – who, despite her boyfriend’s objections, takes to the handsome newcomer. Accompanied by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry’s harp score.

Sun 14th May
Cynthia Nixon gives a career-best performance in British filmmaker Terence Davies’s (Of Time and the City) moving and refreshingly funny biopic of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Depicting her life in Massachusetts, her relationships and her passionate ambition, she is shown as a conflicted figure who questioned the society in which she lived, while writing some of the most piercingly beautiful verse ever published.

Weds 17th May
Voiced by Tilda Swinton, this fascinating documentary explores the extraordinary life of English writer, archaeologist, diplomat and spy Gertrude Bell. Travelling extensively, she became an expert on the Middle East, wielding significant power in British Imperial policy during World War I. This fascinating documentary shows how she challenged ideas of colonialism, and that her predictions for the future of the region were stunningly prescient.

Fri 19th, Sun 21st, Mon 22nd & Thurs 25th May (Elevenses)

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain stars in the beautifully filmed wartime drama from Niki Caro (director of the vastly acclaimed Whale Rider), based on an incredibly moving true story. The time is 1939, the setting Poland, where poet Antonina Zabinski (Chastain) and her husband, Jan are running the Warsaw Zoo when their country is invaded by the Nazis.

Sat 20th, Sun 21st, Weds 31st May & Thurs 1st June
A fantastic US comedy cast – including Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow and Patton Oswalt – headlines this hilarious animation by Madagascar director Tom McGrath. Baldwin voices the Boss Baby, a suit-wearing newborn seen through the eyes of a delightfully unreliable narrator: his imaginative 7-year-old brother Tim. But their sibling rivalry must be put aside when Tim discovers Boss Baby is a spy on a secret mission.

Sat 20th, Sun 21st & Tues 23rd May

Florence Pugh (The Falling) gives a luminous performance as a defiant, passionate young woman in this thrilling 19th century-set tragedy by British director William Oldroyd. Adapted from a Russian novella, it follows Katherine (Pugh), trapped in a loveless marriage until she embarks on an affair that unleashes a new force inside her; so powerful, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Thurs 25th May
Woody Allen’s timeless comedy-drama, a black-and-white love letter to New York – with its beguiling opening shots of the city accompanied by George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – remains a landmark in 20th century cinema. Manhattan stars Allen as frustrated TV writer Isaac, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife (Meryl Streep), leaves him.

Fri 26th to Sun 28th May
Join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, featuring nine brand new, never before seen episodes which are interactive for kids and parents with plenty of singalong songs, snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Leading with Peppa Visits London, the other ‘oink-tastic’ episodes include Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo!

Fri 26th, Sun 28th & Weds 31st May

Scarlett Johansson stars in this pulse-beatingly thrilling, dazzlingly designed live-action take on the classic Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell. Set in the near future, Major (Johnasson) is the first of her kind: a human cyber-enhanced to be the perfect soldier, devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. But just as global terrorism reaches a new level, Major discovers her life was stolen instead of saved.