Friday, April 5
Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
Taraji P. Henson, Wes Bentley, Danny Strong, Sam Rockwell, Fred Bernstein, Robin Bissell, Matt Berenson, Dominique Telson
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Dwayne Johnson, Peter Safran, Zachary Levi, Cooper Andrews, David F. Sandberg, Mark Strong, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen
A family trades the city life for the country life in Maine, then discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground. When the husband's toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy's body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form.
Jeff Buhler, David Ready, Dennis Widmyer, Hugo Lavoie, Alexandra Loewy, Kevin Kolsch, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider
In the future, prisons have been turned into online portals where paying subscribers get to vote on what felons eat, watch, wear and who they fight. Panopticon TV is so successful it is about to be rolled out to a whole new town. When the world’s most downloaded felon escapes, the authorities set a trap to reel him in. The bait is his little brother who has so far managed to avoid detection.
Jamie Draven, Clarke Peters, S A Halewood, Linus Roache, L. Scott Caldwell, Alison Doody, Lotte Verbeek, Will Rothhaar
Based on one of Hollywood’s most chilling murder cases, this spellbinding thriller follows26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Plagued by terrifying premonitions, Sharon sees her worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly cult.
Daniel Farrands, Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst
Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer. Why does this utterly conventional woman do this? What happens to her when she lands in Manhattan with an unusually rebellious teenager as her ward? And, which of the two women is stronger, the uptight wife-and-mother or the irrepressible free spirit? It’s a story full of surprises—about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.
Blythe Danner, Michael Engler, Elizabeth McGovern, Victoria Hill, Haley Lu Richardson, Géza Röhrig, Campbell Scott
Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
Robert Pattinson, Claire Denis, Patricia Arquette, Juliette Binoche, Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, Mia Goth, Andre Benjamin
Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy’s fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events.
Caitlin Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, Emma Tammi, Julia Goldani Telles, Miles Anderson, Dylan McTee
Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.
Elle Fanning, Max Minghella, Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric, Agnieszka Grochowska
Centers on a woman who moves back in with her parents. She receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.
Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Samantha McIntyre, Susan Park, Ryan Hansen, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Joan Cusack
Berserk follows Raffy Rivers (Nick Cannon), a fading movie star in need of a career revival and his writer friend, Evan (Rhys Wakefield) who never tasted success. Both believe their zombie script will provide the breakthrough they need, but they are in desperate need of inspiration to finish the project. When Evan realizes that neither has felt true fear, the pair set out to trick each other into feeling it… but things take a turn for the worst when a surprise visitor, hallucinatory drugs, an ex-girlfriend, a police officer, and a pack of hungry coyotes get involved.
William Day Frank, Nora Arnezeder, James Roday, Rhys Wakefield, Nick Cannon
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.
Alastair Mackenzie, Georgina Lowe, Nico Mirallegro, Leo Bill, Mike Leigh, Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear, Tim McInnerny
In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.
Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin, Michael K. Williams, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone
Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.
Jai Courtney, Trevor Jamison, Erik Thompson, Shawn Seet, Justin Monjo, Geoffrey Rush, Finn Little, Morgana Davies
Casey Lindeweiler (John Robinson) inherits the last remaining independent radio station in town, WTYT 960, only to find the station is in financial shambles and in the ratings basement. To right the sinking ship, Casey pulls out one of the oldest tricks in radio, the wacky contest. His idea is to host a billboard sitting contest where four people will live on a catwalk in front of a billboard in hopes of winning “nine-sixty” thousand dollars and a mobile home. All they have to do is be the last one living on the billboard. Unprepared for the spotlight, Casey attempts to rise to the challenge of running a business, as he has to worry about his contestants, the competition, the local authorities, the media’s interpretation of his contest, and mother nature.
John Robinson, Zeke Zelker, Heather Matarazzo, Leo Fitzpatrick, Alice Wills, Eric Roberts