Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING 2

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FILMS SHOWING

Sat 8th July
Rob Reiner’s nostalgic 1986 drama remains a coming-of-age classic. Based on Stephen King’s novella The Body, it recounts the story of four characterful Oregon boys who – on learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes – go in search of the body, an adventure that evolves into a defining event in their lives.

Sun 9th & Thurs 13th July
New from Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Our Little Sister) is this tender, exploratory drama. Former novelist Hiroshi Abe (now a private detective) is trying to reconcile with his family, but in the background a storm – both literal and metaphorical – is brewing. By turns funny, melancholy and prescient, Kore-eda’s drama reveals the moments of beauty in everyday life.

Fri 14th to Sun 16th & Thurs 20th July
Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson give superb performances in Jonathan Teplitzky’s (The Railway Man) stirring depiction of one of Britain’s most complex icons, Winston Churchill, in the nail-biting hours before the D-Day landings in 1944. Drawing on Churchill’s relationship with his beloved wife, this immersive biopic reveals the terrifying anxieties at the heart of a fascinating man and historical moment.

Sat 15th & Sun 16th July
Nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Claude Barras’s My Life as a Courgette tears up the rulebook for children’s cinema. Adapted from Gilles Paris’s book by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood), it’s a melancholy, yet witty claymation tracing the effects of childhood tragedy. Dealing with mature themes, this stunning animation explores the ways we adapt to the world to make the best of our lives.

Sat 15th July
On its 50th anniversary, revisit Mike Nichols’s seductive, iconic classic with Dustin Hoffman as the young, disillusioned college graduate who, back home with his parents, finds himself unexpectedly targeted by a beautiful older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft). Symbolising an America breaking from the staid repression of the Fifties into the youthful freedom of the Sixties, The Graduate remains as perceptive and funny as ever.

Sun 16th & Tues 18th July
Michaël Dudok de Wit’s mesmerising wordless animation, a Studio Ghibli co-production, tells the story of a man marooned on a desert island who tries desperately to escape until one day, he meets a strange, giant red turtle and begins a friendship that changes his life. Exquisitely moving and beautiful.

Mon 17th July
Ceyda Torun’s remarkable, enchanting documentary Kedi is an ode to the street cats of Istanbul. Descendents of cats that have roamed the city for centuries, Torun focuses on seven particular felines; interviewing their human friends and showing how the animals form a thread between citizens and the city. A sweet, joyous and thoughtful film that will delight cat-lovers of all ages.

Weds 19th July
Singer Whitney Houston, her transcendent voice and uncontrollable addictions are the subject of this searing documentary made four years after her untimely death. Gripping and unflinching, it explores her youth in Jersey, her rapid ascent to fame as a neatly packaged, white-friendly pop star; her explosive marriage to Bobby Brown; and the tragic impossibility of reconciling her public image with her private self.

Fri 21st to Thurs 27th July
The latest instalment in the hilarious Despicable Me franchise sees the return of Gru (Steve Carell). Facing off against former child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), he’s also getting into some sibling rivalry with long-lost twin brother Dru (also Carell), who’s keen to team up with him for a criminal heist. Also featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews and Jenny Slate.

Fri 21st, Sat 22nd & Tues 25th July
Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis star in this furiously kinetic supernatural thriller. Nick Morton (Cruise) is a soldier of fortune who sells ancient artefacts to the highest bidder. But when he comes under attack in the Middle East, the battle accidentally unearths a monstrous Egyptian princess – and only Morton can stop the resurrected monster before she embarks on a rampage through the streets of London.

Sun 23rd, Mon 24th, Weds 26th & Thurs 27th July

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson star in this moving adaptation of Hans Fallada’s historic, bestselling 1947 novel. Thompson and Gleeson are wartime Berliners the Quangels, who on suffering a tragedy become unlikely agitators, denouncing Hitler in a series of subversive postcards strewn across the city. Hotly pursued by Gestapo detective Escherich (Daniel Brühl), their story becomes a terrifying thriller.

Fri 28th to Sun 30th July
This charming, uplifting animation, boasting a superb voice cast including Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard and J.K. Simmons, follows a young dog with big dreams. Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Wilson) is set to take over his father’s role guarding a group of fun-loving sheep – but everything changes when he hears music by rock god Angus Scattersgood (Izzard) for the first time.