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Sun 24th March
13-year-old Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes aspirational YouTube videos for a mostly non-existent audience of teenagers dealing with loneliness, anxiety, invisibility and outright rejection – but is unable to apply her wisdom to her own life and real situations.

Sun 24th March
Banned in Kenya, except for a brief period to allow its nomination for the Foreign Oscar, Rafiki is the first Kenyan feature to ever premiere at Cannes. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, two very different young women choose between love and safety. Like an Afro-lesbian Romeo and Juliet, they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposing fathers and families. ​

Sun 24th March
Life is just too much for Tina (Jessica Hynes, Spaced, W1A, There She Goes), a busy mother of three who feels unable to stand up for herself. Her husband works nights, her eldest daughter is being bullied at school, her mother (Anita Dobson, EastEnders) is endlessly demanding and her own full time job is exhausting. Things come to a head when an old school rival forces Tina to face up to some difficult truths. Determined to regain control, Tina steps into a boxing ring (run by Cathy Tyson) and discovers how to fight for herself.

Mon 25th to Thurs 28th March
Stephen Merchant’s warm, hilarious comedy biopic will leave you cheering. Based on a true story, it sees reformed gangster Ricky (Nick Frost), wife Julia (Lena Headey), daughter Paige (Florence Pugh) and son Zak (Jack Lowden) making a living wrestling in tiny venues. But when Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (aided by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson).

Thurs 28th March
Robert Guegiguian’s (The Snows of Kilimanjaro) intricate, nuanced family drama is a treat for fans of French cinema. In a picturesque villa near Marseilles, Maurice’s (Fred Ulysse) children have gathered for his last days: Angèle (Ariane Ascaride), Joseph (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) and Armand (Gérard Meylan). As they weigh up their father’s imminent departure, the arrival of a group of migrants throws their reflections into turmoil.

Fri 29th Mar to Thu 4th April (excl. 1st & 2nd Apr)
Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård star in James Kent’s sweeping adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s bestselling novel. Winter, 1946: Rachael (Knightley) arrives in post-war Hamburg to reunite with her British colonel husband (Clarke). Initially stunned to find she’s sharing their new home with its previous owners, a German widower (Skarsgård) and his daughter, enmity and grief gradually give way to passion and betrayal.

Sat 30th & Sun 31st March
Old school magic meets the modern world in Joe Cornish’s (Attack the Block) epic adventure; a fantastically enjoyable and expansive story reminiscent of Spielberg’s best films for children. Schoolboy Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody until he stumbles upon the mythical sword, Excalibur. Then it’s up to him to unite his knights and, together with legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on a wicked enchantress.

Sat 30th March
Jane Magnusson directs this vivid, passionate study of Ingmar Bergman, a fitting centennial portrait of a towering giant of world cinema. Featuring a wealth of previously unseen material, this fascinating documentary centres on 1957 – a turbulent but miraculously productive year for Bergman – whilst also zooming out to take in his personal life, examining both the consummate artist and the flawed, complicated human being.

Sun 31st March & Mon 1st April
You’ve never seen anything quite like Border. This audacious, unforgettable Scandinavian fantasy boasts big laughs, thrills and a highly accomplished treatment of gender ‘borders’, beauty and sexuality. Based on a novel by the writer of Let the Right One In, it follows Tina (Eva Melander), a customs officer with a nose for contraband and unusual facial features that she thinks are unique – that is, until the equally striking Vore (Eero Milonoff) comes into her life.

Thurs 4th April
We are excited to bring the critically-acclaimed The King and I: From the London Palladium back to Hebden Bridge Picture House on 4 April, following the success of our November 2018 screening. ‘Broadway’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Light in the Piazza) steals the show in the role of a lifetime as Ann Leonowens and Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha) plays the part of the King of Siam.

Fri 5th to Thurs 11th April (excluding Mon 8th)
From the producers of Finding Your Feet comes this joyous, entertaining and uplifting film based on the true story of the traditional Cornish sea shanty singing group. Shot on location in beautiful Port Isaac, it sees a cynical music executive (Daniel Mays) find himself pranked into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen while on a stag do in Cornwall.