Hebden Bridge Picture House | WHAT'S ON 2

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WHAT'S ON

Tues 10th October
David Tennant gives a masterful, mercurial performance in Robert Mullan’s absorbing portrayal of radical psychiatrist and writer R. D. Laing, who became a ‘60s counterculture hero for his ‘anti-psychiatry’ experiments and for questioning the ethics of providing harsh, prison-like hospitals and forcing tranquilisers and electroconvulsive shock treatment on patients. The film will be follwed by a post show panel discussion.

Wednesday 11th October
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Fri 13th to Thurs 19th Oct (excl. Mon 16th & Weds 18th)
Beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin – whose toys inspired Milne to create the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – are brought to life in this touching period drama. Along with his mother (Margot Robbie) and nanny (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the books’ success, as Milne’s tales comfort an England stricken by WWI.

Sat 14th & Sun 15th October
Join a gang of misfit animals on a wildly entertaining mission to protect their jungle home. Maurice may look like a penguin, but he’s a real tiger inside and in this energetic animation adventure, he and his Jungle Bunch comrades must take on evil koala Igor and his army of silly baboons to safeguard their jungle like never before.

Sat 14th October

A pivotal film in the American cinema renaissance of the ‘70s, Peter Bogdanovich’s multi-Oscar nominated 1971 classic is an achingly beautiful portrait of a dying Texas town in the early ‘50s. Shot in evocative black and white and beautifully felt, it follows best friends Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), nearing high-school graduation and contemplating their futures alongside beautiful rich girl Jacy (Cybill Shepherd).

Sun 15th & Weds 18th October
Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in Taylor Sheridan’s icy, piercing and highly acclaimed thriller set in the remote vastness of Wyoming. On a Native American reservation, a young woman is found dead. Sent to investigate, FBI agent Jane (Olsen) teams up with federal wildlife officer Cory (Renner) and, taking cues from the wintry landscape, their case gradually builds to a shocking climax.

Mon 16th October
Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut follows three strong, independent Palestinian women sharing a Tel Aviv apartment. Lawyer Laila craves a boyfriend while DJ and bartender Salma falls for a woman; meanwhile, reserved, traditional student Nur plans an arranged marriage. Caught between tradition and modernity, the girls are rocked by events that push their beliefs to the limit whilst sealing the bonds of friendship.

Weds 18th October
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Against the backdrop of the turbulent West Bank – where tense military occupation and restricted civil liberties are the norm – meet five young women who have driven their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene in this fast, furious and internationally acclaimed documentary.

Thurs 19th October
Borneo’s nomadic hunter-gatherers use the word ‘Tawai’ to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological documentary, renowned explorer Bruce Parry – whose experiences in living with indigenous peoples has given him a unique insight into the human condition and the world’s environmental frontlines – travels the globe to learn from people living lives very different to our own.

Fri 20th to Sun 22nd & Weds 25th October

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, Joy) stars in provocateur Darren Aronofsky’s (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) operatic, outrageous psychological horror pitched somewhere between satiric melodrama and nightmarish despair. Lawrence is the young wife of author Javier Bardem, their marriage already under strain when unexpected guests visit their home; seemingly intent on driving her to the brink of madness and beyond.

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October
Based on the internationally bestselling books and boasting an A-list comedy cast headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, Captain Underpants is a sharp, zippy and raucously subversive comedy that will delight children and parents alike. Pranksters George (Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middledtich) hypnotise their principal (Helms) into thinking he’s a superhero. But can their unlikely creation defeat their fiendish arch nemesis?

Sat 21st October
James Ivory’s arresting romantic adaptation of E. M. Forster’s classic, Edwardian-era novel stars Helena Bonham-Carter as Lucy Honeychurch, touring Italy with her pedantic cousin Charlotte (Maggie Smith) when she stumbles into a rapturous encounter with free-spirited George (Julian Sands). Mixing social commentary and comedy and featuring a terrific ensemble cast including Daniel Day-Lewis and Judi Dench, it’s a superbly realised film.