Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING 2

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Sat 3rd June
‘Don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars!’ Bette Davis gives an Oscar-nominated performance in Irving Rapper’s swooning, classic melodrama as the unhappy, repressed Charlotte whose life is blighted by her dictatorial mother (Gladys Cooper) until, embarking on a cruise, she finds herself contemplating love and romance for the very first time.

Sun 4th June
In 1960, writer and activist Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture world with its damning exploration of the consequences of modern city planning. Matt Tyrnauer’s fascinating doc tells the story of her David-and Goliath battles against corporate builders to protect NYC’s historic neighbourhoods. An exciting, inspirational lesson in how to exercise the power of the people.

Mon 5th & Thurs 8th June

British director Hope Dickson Leach’s startlingly accomplished debut feature explores a farming family’s life against the backdrop of the devastating 2014 Somerset floods. Clover (a riveting performance by Ellie Kendrick) is finishing a veterinary course when she’s called back home after a sudden tragedy. Finely crafted and brilliantly performed, this slow-burning film portrays the vicissitudes of farming life with depth and realism. [62]

Tues 6th to Thurs 8th June
Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine join forces for a different kind of heist movie. When three old – in every sense of the word – friends get their pensions slashed, they decide they’re not going to sit around like chumps. Inspired after witnessing an armed robbery Joe (Caine) convinces his friends it’s time they get even and plan a heist of their own.

Sat 10th to Mon 12th & Thurs 15th June
Michael Fassbender reunites with his Prometheus director Ridley Scott in this forceful, potent sequel, a new addition to the groundbreaking Alien franchise. On the far side of the galaxy, Covenant ship crew members discover an uncharted paradise where they meet David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. But before long, a terrifying discovery forces them into a deadly fight for survival.

Sun 11th & Weds 14th June
François Ozon’s (The New Girlfriend, 8 Women) striking reimagining of Ernst Lubitsch’s Broken Lullaby is set after WWI with Anna (Paula Beer) meeting mysterious Adrien (Pierre Niney) at her fiancé Frantz’s grave in a German town. Claiming friendship with Frantz, he becomes a part of her life even though he’s French – and, therefore, technically the enemy. Ozon’s beautiful, very modern period piece offers refreshing a twist on classic melodrama.

Tues 13th June
Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall star in Nick Hamm’s involving drama imagining conversations between political enemies, former IRA leader Martin McGuinness (Meaney) and staunch evangelical Protestant Ian Paisley (Spall) during the Northern Ireland peace talks. Forced to make a long car journey together during the negotiations, McGuinness and Paisley try to come to terms. But will their proximity ultimately help the quest for peace?

Thurs 15th June
An utterly charming feature debut, Juho Kuosmanen’s irresistible sports biopic tells the true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who competed for the World Featherweight title in 1962. Olli must lose weight, train hard and deal with the demands of his hyperbolic manager and of being on the world stage. There’s just one problem: he’s falling in love.

Sat 17th June
For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Through unprecedented access to residents, politicians and experts in the housing industry and media, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the catastrophic failures that have led to the current social housing crisis in the UK.

Sun 18th, Mon 19th & Thurs 22nd June

Adapted from Stephen Fry’s bestselling 1994 novel, this hilariously profane comedy stars Roger Allam as disgraced poet and all-round drunken sot Ted Wallace, invited to a country estate to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. With an excellent cast including Russell Tovey, Fiona Shaw and Matthew Modine, it’s a witty, laugh-out-loud delight.

Tues 20th to Weds 21st June
Finnish master of deadpan comedy Aki Kaurismäki returns with a sequel to the sublime Le Havre with this profound, funny and humane comedy-drama informed by the European migrant crisis. Syrian refugee Khaled (Sherwan Haji) stows away to Helsinki where he meets Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a former salesman trying to become a restaurateur. Together, they help each other to navigate unfamiliar, often baffling new worlds.