Friday, May 12
The four best friends take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had. When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.
Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, Bill Holderman, Diane Keaton, Don Johnson, Giancarlo Giannini, Vincent Riotta, Enzo Sisti
When a headstrong street orphan, Seiya (Mackenyu), in search of his abducted sister unwittingly taps into hidden powers, he discovers he might be the only person alive who can protect a reincarnated goddess, sent to watch over humanity. Can he let his past go and embrace his destiny to become a Knight of the Zodiac?
Madison Iseman, Joseph Chou, Nick Stahl, Katsuhiro Takagi, Tomek Baginski, Yoshi Ikezawa, Tim Kwok, Josh Campbell
A coming-of-age story about a boy growing up on a lunar colony who takes a trip to explore a mysterious crater with his four best friends.
Dan Levine, McKenna Grace, Shawn Levy, Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Billy Barratt, Orson Hong, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Thomas Boyce
Zhi, a rookie race car driver, gets the opportunity to compete against the reigning champion of the rally car circuit. With help from a former driver-turned-mechanic, Zhi must overcome treacherous terrain, rival racers, and unexpected obstacles to prove he has what it takes to be the next great racer.
J.K. Simmons, Ross Venokur, Chloe Bennet, Sharon Horgan, Catherine Tate, Jimmy O'Yang, Lisa Lu, John Cleese
A woman returns home to care for her ailing mother who she hasn’t seen in years in this tender portrait of family, forgiveness, and acceptance.
Orlando Tirado, Adriana Barraza, Andrea Pallaoro, Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Browning
The Starling Girl follows seventeen-year-old Jem Starling (Scanlen), who struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy — the church dance group — is tempered by worry that her love of dance is actually sinful, and she’s caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and an instinctive resistance to her mom’s urging that the time has come to begin courting. She finds respite from her confusion in the encouragement of her youth pastor Owen (Pullman), who is likewise drawn to the blossoming Jem’s attention.
Laurel Parmet, Eliza Scanlen, Lewis Pullman, Jimmi Simpson, Wrenn Schmidt, Austin Abrams
A mute simpleton gets off a bus in Los Angeles and by happenstance suddenly rises through the Hollywood scene to become a celebrity, only to then lose it all.
John Malkovich, Travis Fimmel, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Adrien Brody, John Rickard, Alex Saks, Edie Falco
The film, which will incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements, recounts Michael J. Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words — the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at age 29, with Parkinson’s disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.
Michael J. Fox, Davis Guggenheim
Clara (Penélope Cruz) and her emotionally distant husband Felice (Vincenzo Amato) relocate to Rome to raise a family. Even though the paint is fresh, and the appliances are new, the crushing expectations around marriage, desire, and gender in the early 1970s remain as traditional as ever. Their children Andrew (played by newcomer Luana Giuliani), Gino, and Diana are likewise poised at a precipice, on the verge of adolescence, with nothing but their imaginations to defuse family tensions. The eldest child, Andrew (nicknamed Adri by his parents), yearns for another life – an outsized, vibrantly-realized vision of a world where he gets to live as the boy he knows himself to be. Without an accepted vocabulary for talking about his transgender identity, Andrew tells adults that he’s an alien from another galaxy and makes a habit of running away to pursue a local Roma girl who accepts his boyhood at face value. As an outsider ostracized for her own eccentricities, Clara instinctively strives to protect her son despite not fully understanding him. An effortlessly moving film about growing up, fitting in, and breaking the mold, L’immensita is as freewheeling and creative as its central characters, mixing genres and staging musical numbers out of thin air.
Penelope Cruz, Emanuele Crialese, Vincenzo Amato, Luana Giuliani, Patrizio Francioni, Maria Chiara Goretti
An immersive journey into the world of wild horses that illuminates the profound beauty and desperate plight they face in the Western United States. Filmmaker Ashley Avis and crew try to uncover the truth before wild horses disappear forever.