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Fri 26th, Sat 27th Oct & Thurs 1st Nov
Glenn Close gives a masterful performance in Björn Runge’s terrific adaption of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel.
She plays Joan, an elegant woman who’s spent forty years supporting her husband. But as he prepares to receive the biggest accolade of his career, she finds herself at a turning point.

Sat 27th October
In a remote school building on a wintry night, a troupe of young dancers rehearse until they realise their drinks are laced with LSD. What follows is an erotic, formally audacious trip into the depths of hallucination and sexual discovery: a weird and brilliant film.

Sun 28th October
Die Walküre is the second work and ‘first evening’ of Richard Wagner’s four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, following Das Rheingold. It has become the most performed opera of the cycle, loved and admired for its nuanced and intelligent exploration of complex family entanglements, expressed through music of astonishing power – perhaps nowhere more so than in the glorious music for the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Mon 29th & Tues 30th October
The great Harry Dean Stanton’s (Paris, Texas) stars in his final leading role as ‘Lucky’ – a cranky 90-year-old staring down mortality in the Arizona desert, who nevertheless finds there are still opportunities for self-discovery, even enlightenment, at his advanced age. John Carroll Lynch’s debut is an elegiac, sensitive and very funny meditation on the spiritual aspects of growing old, as well as a fitting tribute to Stanton’s iconic carer.

Weds 31st October
CVSRT hosts the latest film tour from award winning director Alastair Lee. The UK has arguably
the richest climbing history and one of the strongest ethical codes of conduct in the world; Brit Rock is quite literally a no-nonsense celebration of this richness and is a collaboration from the best UK adventure film makers resulting in this stunning new line up of climbing films.

Fri 2nd to Sun 4th November
Rowan Atkinson returns as accidental secret agent Johnny English in the hilarious new instalment of the comedy espionage series; also featuring Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko and Jake Lacy. When cyber-attacks reveal the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny’s called out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker – but first, he must get to grips with modern technology.

Tues 13th November
An iconic 19th-century Russian ballet, La Bayadère was originally performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century. It remained unknown in the West until the Kirov Ballet toured with the Kingdom of the Shades scene in 1961. Natalia Makarova saw La Bayadère as a child in Leningrad and created this production in 1980. It was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1989.

Tues 20th November
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

29th November
We are excited to bring the critically-acclaimed The King and I: From the London Palladium to Hebden Bridge Picture House on 29 November, with ‘Broadway’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Light in the Piazza) stealing the show in the role of a lifetime as Ann Leonowens and Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha) playing the part of the King of Siam.