What's On

THE GOLDFINCH

Fri 11th to Thurs 17th October
The Goldfinch is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Thurs 17th October
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London in summer 2019. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

JUDY

Fri 18th to Thurs 24th October
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 ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Sat 19th & Sun 20th October
Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner).

THE FAREWELL

Sat 19th, Sun 20th & Tues 22nd Oct
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S. raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.

ROYAL OPERA: DON PASQUALE

Thurs 24th October
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

ABOMINABLE

Fri 25th to Thurs 31st October
When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in a modern Chinese city, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

THE DAY SHALL COME

Fri 25, Sat 26 & Tue 29 to Thu 31 Oct
In Miami, where poverty sits uneasily alongside wealth and gentrification, impoverished, mentally unstable preacher Moses leads a small, haphazard band of fellow African-American locals. Angered by racial inequities, they’re ostensibly planning a race war but when FBI agent Kendra, who’s trying to identify terrorists before they strike, spots an opportunity to exploit, and capitalise on, his madcap revolutionary dreams.

TEATIME CLASSICS: THE THIRD MAN

Sat 26th October
Carol Reed’s noirish thriller, penned by Graham Greene, is justly considered one of the greatest films of all time. Joseph Cotten is American writer Holly Martins, in a damaged, divided post-war Vienna to visit his old friend Harry Lime, only to be told he has mysteriously died. A brilliantly sinister depiction of personal and political corruption.

THE BEST OF: WOMEN OVER FIFTY FILM FESTIVAL

Sun 27th October
Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) runs from Sept 20th – 22nd 2019 at Lewes Depot and champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year-round events and film screenings. This year, Hebden Bridge Picture House is pleased to partner with WOFFF to deliver you the Best of the Fest showcasing 13 short films. Visit hbph.co.uk for the full list of short films, and event information – usual cinema prices apply.

SUZI Q

Sun 27th October
Trailblazer. Inspirator. Survivor. Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke out around the world in 1973. Still on the road after 50 years, Suzi Quatro surely is The Queen of Rock’n’Roll. Accept no substitutes.

SURREAL REELS: ROJO

Mon 28th October
Claudio is a middle-aged lawyer with a prosperous life in a placid provincial town in mid-70’s Argentina, just before the military coup. One night he enters a restaurant where he is verbally attacked by a mysterious stranger, their argument continues on the street outside, and then escalates even more with drastic consequences.

NORTHERN BALLET: DRACULA

Thurs 31st October
With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special LIVE screenings in cinemas this Halloween. ​​The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through ​a unique blend of sensuous dancing​ and​ gripping theatre​ – ​this is ballet with a dramatic bite​.

ROYAL BALLET: CONCERTO / ENIGMA VARIATIONS / RAYMONDA ACT III

Tues 5th November
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: HANSARD

Thurs 7th November
See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

42ND STREET: THE MUSICAL

Sun 10th November
The largest ever production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical theatre spectacular. Filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London’s West End in 2018. A tap-dancing, show-stopping extravaganza – winner of 4 WhatsOnStage Awards.

RSC LIVE: TIMON OF ATHENS

Thurs 21st November
In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a “searing central performance” (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

HBFF Presents HOME and Q&A with Sarah Outen

Hebden Bridge Film Festival and Hebden Bridge Picture House present: Home, An Outward Journey Inward, with Sarah Outen Q&A session after the screening.Triple F-Rated, Home is directed by filmmaker Jen Randall (Psycho Vertical) using footage filmed by Sarah as she completed her London2London: Via The World expedition.

NT LIVE: PRESENT LAUGHTER

Thurs 28th November
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Note this production is filmed in front of a live audience, rather than broadcast live.

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.