Did you know the Picture House was officially opened on Monday 12th July 1921? We’d love you to join us on Saturday 10th July 2021 for our 100th birthday celebration and the official start to our year of centenary events!
Was the film industry born in Yorkshire? That’s the question asked by David Wilkinson in this enthralling documentary into the origins of cinema. Post film director Q&A. Subsidised ticket prices.
This is the story of the Hebden Royd valley and the hilltop villages, told through the films that have been inspired by local historical events. There will be a Q&A with Nick Wilding, the filmmaker, at the end of the film.
From home movies, cine club and regional television collections, don’t miss this specially curated screening revealing the people, places, events, industries and everyday life captured on film in the Calder Valley over the last century.
When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. In Be Natural, Pamela B. Green acts as a detective, revealing the real story of Guy-Blaché and highlighting her pioneering contributions to the birth of cinema and her acclaim as a creative force and entrepreneur in the earliest years of movie-making.
Fanny and Elvis concerns Kate, a novelist who is informed by her doctor that if she wishes to become pregnant she had best hurry up. Distraught, she rushes to meet her husband but ends up ploughing her rusty old VW into the Jaguar of car dealer Dave. They
North Yorkshire, 1992. A local colliery band, led by Danny (Pete Postlethwaite), prepare for a national competition, despite the fact that they are faced with redundancy if their pit closes. Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald), the daughter of a former band leader, returns to the band and raises their spirits, beginning a relationship with one of their younger members (Ewan McGregor).