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America

The fourth, full length feature from English director Andrew Haigh, Lean on Pete tells the story of 15-year-old Charley as he forms an unlikely friendship with a fading race horse.

Living history re-enactments, a children’s sword school, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, historians David Olusoga, Helen Castor and Alice Roberts, classicist Dame Mary Beard, and Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer and writer Kate Mosse are all taking part in Wimpole History Festival of talks, debates and performances from June 22-24.

Charles II

With an ominous new threat on the horizon, The Avengers must reunite to prevent the Mad Titan Thanos from collecting six magical infinity stones that will grant him almost unimaginable power.

Three Clavering gardens will open for charity under the National Garden Scheme Festival Weekend on Sunday June 3.

United Kingdom

Imperial War Museum Duxford opened their 2018 air show season with two thrilling days of flying at the weekend.

Real life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star in this tense thriller about a family forced to live in silence due to an invasion of alien creatures that hunt by sound.

A collection of quirky portraits of his interesting neighbours has brought Thaxted photographer Andy Griffin the honour of being made a fellow of The Master Photographers Association.

Following 2009s Fantastic Mr Fox, American filmmaker Wes Anderson again delves into the world of stop motion animation.

Novelist Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You, which controversially tackled assisted dying, will be discussing her latest book at Hart’s Books in Saffron Walden.

New York

This Oscar nominated picture tells the story of controversial American figure skater Tonya Harding who was accused of conspiring to attack one of her rivals during the build up to the 1994 olympics.

Boston

Written and directed by Greta Gerwig and staring Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the lead role. Lady Bird follows 17 year old Christine MacPherson, through her

Winner of this year’s Oscar for best picture, The Shape of Water is the latest film from highly rated Mexican film maker Guillermo Del Toro, who also won the academy award for Best Director.

Marvel’s latest instalment in their cinematic universe sees Chadewick Boseman reprise his role as the Black Panther and follows on directly from the events of his previous appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

Downsizing is the new film from Alexander Payne, the writer/director behind About Schmidt and Sideways. Staring Matt Damon in the lead role of Paul Safranek, the story is built around a groundbreaking new procedure designed to combat over population, which allows people to permanently shrink themselves to five inches tall.

Acclaimed director, Paul Thomas Anderson returns with this tale set in the 1950s of Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker in postwar London, whose fastidious lifestyle is disrupted when he falls for a strong willed young waitress.

London

Directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for two Oscars, including Best Picture, The Post tells the story of the Washington Newspaper’s battle to publish the highly controversial Pentagon Papers which detailed the USA’s involvement in the Vietnam war and exposed a cover-up which spanned four presidents.

Vietnam

This third film from British writer/director Martin Mcdonagh stars Frances McDormand in the lead role of Mildred Hayes a grieving mother coming to terms with the brutal murder of her daughter. She hires three billboards outside her home town of Ebbing, to advertise the fact the local police department has yet to catch the killer.

America

Twenty-two years after the original Robin Williams film comes the sequel to 1995’s Jumanji.

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