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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

Completed

February 14, 2020 Limited Nationwide

Peterloo

Chronicles the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. Some 700 working people were injured and 18 killed during the incident in Manchester.

Paul Revere

Over a 24-hour period in 1775 during the American Revolution, Boston silversmith Paul Revere makes "midnight ride" from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts in order to warn the Colonial militia of the impending British invasion.

Pompeii

Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Location: CA - Ontario

Padmavati

Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmavati is the story of honor, valour and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the northwest of India. The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan – Allaudin Khilji. The sultan, who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh. After a grueling six months, he returns to Delhi empty-handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. He returns back with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force, and a bloody and fearsome battle takes place between the righteous Maharawal Ratan Singh, defending his kingdom and the honor of his queen, and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but in vain, as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.

Patriotic Treason

In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry. Brown hopes the attack will ignite a slave uprising. Instead it leaves 11 dead and leads to Brown's capture, after which he is found guilty of treason and hanged. Political enemies consider Brown a madman and a terrorist, but the notoriety of his violent attacks are credited with sparking the Civil War.

Phantom

Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he's been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail.

Pinkville

A film revolving around the infamous My Lai massacre. Bruce Willis will play William R. Peers, the real-life Army general who investigated the murder of about 350-500 people—mostly women, children and the elderly—by U.S. soldiers.