Hebden Bridge Picture House | WHAT'S ON 2

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Thurs 2nd May
Lukas Dhont’s stunning, award-winning directorial debut follows a 15-year-old aspiring ballerina who, born a boy, is transitioning to become a girl. Taking medication to suppress her hormones, she is desperately awaiting surgery while also facing increasing physical and emotional pressures at her prestigious dance academy. Dhont’s poignant transgender coming-of-age story is a nuanced, powerfully empathetic film that sensitively depicts Lara’s complex inner world.

Fri 3rd & Sat 4th May
Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is an inventive, ambitious and chilling horror. A superb Lupita Nyong’o plays Adelaide Wilson, a young mother whose childhood fears become reality when four terrifying doppelgangers descend upon her family and set up for a fight. A satirical nightmare of the American dream, Us confirms Peele as one of the most purely exciting filmmakers at work today.

Sat 4th & Sun 5th May
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 4th, Sun 5th, Wed 8th & Thu 9th May
Jessie Buckley gives an irresistible performance in Tom Harper’s delightful Wild Rose. Recently released from prison, young mother Rose-Lynn Harlan (Buckley) is bursting with raw talent and longs to make it out of Glasgow to sing in Nashville. Her mum (Julie Walters) is at odds with her dreamer daughter, but Rose-Lynn finds an unlikely champion in her new boss (Sophie Okonedo).

Sun 5th, Mon 6th & Tues 7th May
John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star in Jacques Audiard’s (A Prophet) terrific, darkly funny Western. Oregon, 1850s: and the quarrelling Sisters brothers, Eli and Charlie are riding into town up to no good. Working for the shadowy ‘Commodore’ (Rutger Hauer), they’ve been sent to complete a violent task, assisted by a private detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) – but all is not what it seems.

Fri 10th to Mon 13th & Thurs 16th May
Judi Dench gets a rewardingly complex role in British theatre director Trevor Nunn’s expertly crafted historical thriller. Inspired by British KGB agent Melita Norwood, it casts Dench a retiree charged late in life with providing Cold War intelligence to Russia. Seamlessly transporting the viewer between past and present, Red Joan explores the human effects of espionage at a time of new Russian threats to the West.

Sat 11th & Sun 12th May
Animation fantasy Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park brought to life by the imagination of an eight year old girl! One day, June (Brianna Denski) is running home when she discovers an old rollercoaster car, climbs inside, and finds herself in Wonderland – an amusement park she dreamt up that has magically become real, but is in urgent need of her help.

Sat 11th May
A young Al Pacino stars in Francis Ford Coppola’s virtuosic mob drama, a definitive classic of 20th century American cinema. Based on Mario Puzo’s novel, it follows the Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) and his youngest son, Michael (Pacino), who – despite his attempts to transcend the family business – slowly becomes mired in its corruptive cycle of violence and betrayal.

Sun 12th & Thurs 16th May
Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson star in S. Craig Zahler’s (Bone Tomahawk) unflinchingly violent, defiantly provocative and highly confident neo-noir. When disgraced police partners Brett (Gibson) and Anthony (Vaughn) descend into the criminal underworld to attempt a heist, they find more than they bargained for awaiting them in the shadows.

Tues 14th May
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

Weds 15th May
British comedy performer Jessica Hynes’ (Shaun of the Dead) directorial debut is a life-affirming lesson in the importance of standing up for yourself. With her husband busy at work, her eldest daughter being bullied and her parents’ relationship on the rocks, Tina (Hynes) is finding life overwhelming. Determined to regain control, she steps into the boxing ring.