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1917

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. E

ROYAL OPERA: LA BOHEME

Wed 29th January
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.

HBAF: John Shuttleworth's Back!

Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll. But – ever the trouper – John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious ‘back’ stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub!

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Frozen 2

Join Elsa, Anna and Olaf once more as the sequel Frozen 2 comes to the big screen; the perfect Christmas date for your family diary! Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.

The Runaways with Director Q&A

A humorous, uplifting film following the adventures of 3 children and their donkeys in a chase across the North Yorks Moors. With the beauty of a classic family adventure film and harnessing a modern aesthetic, be prepared for an emotional journey into what it means to be siblings. A tale that includes donkeys, trains, joy, heartache and some of the
best landscapes northern England has to offer.

Joker

Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen.

Bait

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village.

JUDY

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk
of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have
the strength to go on?

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Armando lannucci brings us a fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, in this stellar adaptation. The Personal History of David Copperfield chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

Weathering With You

Weathering With You is an anime fantasy drama romance in which a runaway youth in Tokyo meets and falls for a young girl with the power to affect the weather.

A Hidden Life

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.

Kinky Boots: The Musical (filmed live at Adelphi Theatre)

Feel-good West End and Broadway award-winning hit musical, Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award: 6 Tonys, 3 WhatsOnStage Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) this is a musical feast not to miss on the big screen.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival! Different film programmes screen on Wed 12 Feb and Wed 22 April 2020.

Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle. After losing his wife seven years earlier, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find a cure.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband. A heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy. Triple F Rated.

Teatime Classics: Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano, a swashbuckling hero with a gift for verse – and a prominent proboscis – is madly in love with the most beautiful woman in Paris. Deterred though by his feelings of physical inadequacy, he instead uses his poetic skills to support another hapless suitor. But will the object of their affection realise who she’s really falling for?

Bombshell

Based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time, Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

Little Women

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

2040: CROWS Fundraising Screening

Cllr Dr Carol Stow, the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, is delighted to invite you all to a fundraising screening of the climate change documentary 2040, in support of CROWS – Community Rights of Way Service (http://crows-coop.co.uk/). All profits will go to help CROWS continue their work improving and maintaining footways and bridleways across Calderdale.

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Broadcast live from London’s West End, Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) in the title role. This inventive new adaptation by Martin Crimp tells the story our hero, Cyrano, who is fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, he almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane.

A Beautiful Day in Neighbourhood

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbour.

Parasite

Bong Joon-ho (‘Snowpiercer’, ‘Okja’) returns with this black comedy about wealth, greed and class discrimination. Kim Ki-teak’s (Song Kang-ho) family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family’s luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park’s home, attempting to take over.

The Muppets

While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theatre. Now, the Muppet-loving trio must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and save their beloved theatre.

Emma

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’. The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences. Don’t miss the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga on the big screen, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

The Lighthouse

Set in the 1890s, the film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as lighthouse keepers battling the elements, isolation, inner demons and possibly some form of mythical supernatural force during a four-week posting on a rocky Maine island. Atmospherically shot in black-and-white, this is strange, scary, funny and very much a perfectly-formed world unto itself, making for a unique horror experience.

Talking About Trees

Ibrahim, Manar, Suleiman and Altayeb are the members of the Sudanese Film Club founded in 1989. Unable to make films for years, they have decided to revive an old cinema. They are united not only by their love of cinema and their passionate desire to restore old films and draw attention to Sudanese film history once more, but also by the fact that
they all enjoyed a film education outside Sudan.

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will be a powerful and stirring reinvention of the family favourite with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Filmed live in Dublin exactly 25 years to the day when it all began, the event includes a special introduction and fascinating backstage footage and interviews which will be exclusive for cinemas.

ROYAL OPERA: FIDELIO

17th March 2020
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

The 2019 inaugural Hebden Bridge Film Festival attracted attendance in 2019 in excess of over 2,250, with guests including Maxine Peake and Jessica Hynes. Details on films and guests for the 2020 festival will be announced in the new year. For Festival Passes visit www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org