Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING 3

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FILMS SHOWING

Fri 23rd to Thurs 29th June

Newcomer Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman in this blazing, hotly-tipped reboot from Monster director Patty Jenkins, an origin story for the all-American heroine. Raised on a sheltered island, she’s trained as an unconquerable warrior. When she meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) and learns that a terrible conflict is raging, she leaves home to fight alongside men in the war to end all wars.

Saturday 24th June
Paul McGann and Richard E. Grant give deathless performances in Bruce Robinson’s utterly hilarious 1987 autobiographical black comedy classic about two out-of-work actors – the anxious, luckless Marwood (McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Grant) – who encounter tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain when they take a holiday (‘by mistake’) at the country house of Withnail’s uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths).

Sat 24th & Sun 25th June

A beautifully realised adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s enduring children’s novel, Swallows and Amazons is an inspiring, rambunctious and nostalgic summer adventure with a first-rate cast including Gwendoline Christie, Kelly MacDonald and Rafe Spall. Set over an idyllic summer holiday, it sees the four Walker children and their sailing rivals the Blacketts, running amok in their boats in the stunning Lake District.

Sun 25th June
An icon of Brazilian cinema, Sonia Braga gives a career-crowning performance in Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s (Neighbouring Sounds) superlative Aquarius, a film exploring consumerism and corruption in contemporary Brazil. In oceanfront town Recife, retired music critic Clara (Braga) defies real estate developers attempting to force the sale of her apartment so they can replace it with luxury condos.

Thurs 29th June
Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave star in Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan’s (My Left Foot) devastating adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed 2008 novel. Redgrave is Rose, a long-time patient in a dilapidated mental hospital who relives her past when a psychiatrist (Eric Bana) is called to reassess her; with Mara playing her troubled and passionate younger self.

Fri 30th June to Thurs 6th July
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) stars in Roger Michell’s (Le Weekend, Notting Hill) dark, impassioned adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, a thriller of swirling suspicion and intrigue. She plays the beautiful, enigmatic Rachel, widow to Ambrose and suspected of foul play by Ambrose’s cousin Philip (Sam Claflin) until – unexpectedly – he begins to fall under her spell.

Sat 1st and Sun 2nd July
Thirteen years after the power-hungry General Zhong seized control of Planet Bana, tearing it to pieces in the process, he’s got a new plan to take over the universe. When Spark, a wise-cracking teenage monkey, and his friends, Chunk and Viz, discover his scheme to harness the power of an ancient beast known as the Kraken, it’s up to them to stop him.

Sat 1 July
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract on a lunar mine, where his only company has been the base’s vigilant computer Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey). The isolation has taken its toll and Sam is eagerly awaiting his reunion with his wife and daughter. Suddenly, his health deteriorates and a disturbing discovery threatens to be his undoing.

Sun 2 July

Over 60 years since it won the first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Fellini’s classic is back on the big screen. La Strada tells the tale of a brutish circus strongman (Anthony Quinn), the young assistant he beats and bullies (Fellini’s wife, Giulietta Masina), and his rival, the Fool, (Richard Baseheart) who tries to offer her a better life, and in doing so risks his own.