What’s on Cinema This Week in Hebden Bridge

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Golden Globe-winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Blood Simple) is tipped for further awards in this wildly acclaimed, darkly comic drama by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) which also took the Globe for Best Drama. After months without a conviction for her daughter’s murder, Mildred (McDormand) makes a bold move: painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message for its chief of police (Woody Harrelson).

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: TOSCA

The painter Mario Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape – and so attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Scarpia captures Cavaradossi and has him tortured within earshot of his lover, the singer Tosca.

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

The Banff Mountain Film Festival features an exhilarating selection of short films that will take you to the most captivating places on earth. Through the big screen be transported to the world’s last great wild places, follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline-packed action sports and be inspired by thought provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

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THE POST

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks lead an all-star cast in Steven Spielberg’s rousing, Oscar-tipped, bitingly timely drama. A true story, it follows Katherine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and legendary editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) as they must decide whether or not to risk the paper and their careers by exposing a massive, historic cover-up of government lies.

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THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS! (U)

This rollicking stop-motion clay animation by Aardman, adapted from Gideon Defoe’s book series, is a rambunctious, hugely enjoyable romp with buckets of humour and verve. Hugh Grant gives drolly comic voice to the Pirate Captain as he and his swashbuckling, ragtag crew attempt to beat rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) in the ‘Pirate of the Year’ awards.

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FRIENDS PRESENT: GREGORY’S GIRL

Local Hero director Bill Forsyth’s timeless and beloved romantic comedy classic still feels fresh. John Gordon Sinclair is Gregory, the Lanarkshire teenager on his school’s lacklustre football team who falls for pretty new player, Dorothy (Dee Hepburn). Counselled by his younger sister, Gregory finally gets up the courage to ask her out – only to find that the girls at school have other plans for him.

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SANCTUARY WITH DIRECTOR Q&A

Sanctuary is a world first for actors with intellectual disability. Following on from pioneers such as Jaco Van Dormael’s as Le huitième jour (1996) and Galvao’s Colegas (2012) this film features nine wonderful actors with ID whom you will fall in love with. A funny film about sex, love, friends and freedom, things we take for granted, but for Larry with Downs and Sophie with Epilepsy it is a mountain to climb.

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