Friday, May 26
Tom Harris, an undercover CIA operative working in the Middle East, is in danger when his classified mission is exposed. Together with his translator, they must find a way out of hostile territory to an extraction point in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Alan Siegel, Gerard Butler, John Wick, Erica Lee, Ali Fazal, Navid Negahban, Ric Roman Waugh, Basil Iwanyk
A seventh-year senior at Florida State University is accidentally majoring in Russian. He becomes well known among Russian Mafia members while studying abroad and earns the nickname "the Machine" because of his incredible drinking prowess. Ultimately, his connections catch up with him on a class trip where he is forced to become an accomplice in a train robbery.
Mark Hamill, Cale Boyter, Jimmy Tatro, Peter Atencio, Stephanie Kurtzuba, and Mercedes de la Cruz, Bert Kreischer, Judi Marmel
Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman - a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones.
Lulu Wilson, Seann William Scott, Michael Sirow, Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote, Denise Burse, Jill Larson, Courtney Gains
Influencer tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud, See), a fearless & enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations. Together they share authentic meals and drinks with locals, discussing the differences between Madison's online presence and CW's lack of one. After showing Madison all of the amazing sights, things take a different turn when CW brings her to a surprise location - a deserted island that is completely off the grid.
Kurtis David Harder, Cassandra Naud, Sara Canning, Rory J. Saper, Paul Spurrier, Justin Sams
On his way to find his daughter, deserter Henrich is stopped by SS troops and hanged from a tree. Courageous farmer Elsa saves him just in time. United by their common enemy, the two fight for justice and for their families.
Florian Schmidtke, Peter Thorwarth, Alexander Scheer, Robert Maaser, Roy McCrerey, Petra Zieser, Marie Hacke
After returning home from a lengthy prison sentence, a loyal crime family confidant quickly realizes that he and his family are the targets of the organization that he remained devoted to all of his life. In order to save his family, he must choose whether to run or fight back.
Ciro Dapagio, James Russo, Jorge Yanes, Anthony Caliendo, Bruce Soscia, Elisabetta Fantone, Celine Alva, Artie Pasquale
A New York novelist overhears her husband admitting that he hasn’t liked her writing in years. Their lives unravel...
Bill Camp, Arian Moayed, Nicole Holofcener, Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins
At a secluded exclusive summer camp in the Mexican countryside, under the watchful eyes of their adult guardians, boys from a prestigious private school receive physical, moral and religious training to turn them into tomorrow’s elite. The discovery of a hole in the fence sets in motion a chain of disturbing events as the boys devolve into a Lord of the Flies-like mob mentality that creates and spreads hysteria in this profoundly disturbing coming-of-age drama that unravels like a horror movie while drawing on actual events.
Valeria Lamm, Joaquín del Paso, Lucciano Kurti, Yubah Ortega, Eric David Walker, Santiago Barajas Hamue
Go behind the scenes of the largest Vermeer exhibition ever mounted, now on view at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Capturing the imagination of the art world – with glowing reviews, global publicity, and tickets sold out through the entirety of its run – the Rijksmuseum's Vermeer retrospective is nothing short of an historic event. Suzanne Raes’s film follows curators, conservators, collectors, and experts in their joint mission to shine a new light on the elusive Dutch Master. This fascinating documentary reveals everything from the quiet diplomacy required to get the Vermeers to the Netherlands and the new technical knowledge gained by scanning the paintings layer by layer, to the shocking news that one work may not be by Vermeer after all. In the process, we discover how Vermeer was able to depict reality so differently from his contemporaries. But above all, Close to Vermeer shows the infectious love Vermeer’s art inspires.
One of the major achievements of twenty-first-century cinema thus far, Béla Tarr’s mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by the celebrated writer and frequent Tarr collaborator László Krasznahorkai, Werckmeister Harmonies unfolds in an unknown era in an unnamed village, where, one day, a mysterious circus—complete with an enormous stuffed whale and a shadowy, demagogue-like figure known as the Prince—arrives and appears to awaken a kind of madness in the citizens, which builds inexorably toward violence and destruction. In thirty-nine of his signature long takes, engraved in ghostly black and white, Tarr conjures an apocalyptic vision of dreamlike dread and fathomless beauty.
Peter Fitz, Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, Sandor Bese, Lars Rudolph, Hanna Schygulla
Daisy Bea spends her days as a high school librarian, stuck in a rut in both her personal and professional life. As her 40th birthday draws near, she starts to feel pressured to settle down and start a family. When the art teacher at Daisy's school abruptly quits mid-term, Daisy takes it upon herself to give West High School students the art program that they deserve. Through her adopted profession, she begins to question the true meaning of parenthood. Daisy, however, doesn't fancy herself much of an artist. When she meets the local photographer Jack Palmer at an exhibition, she ropes him into her plan and begins to see a new future for herself.
Jency Griffin Hogan, Cathie Choppin, Alexander Jeffery, Daisy, Bryan Langlitz, Maddie Nichols, Toby Nichols, Walker Lukens
The slogan “Meet the Icons of Modern Art” needs to be scraped off the glass wall of the Stedelijk, Amsterdam’s Museum of Modern Art. Because precisely who these icons of modern art are is very much the question. Who gets to decide? And who loses out? In 2019, as director Sarah Vos started shooting her documentary, more than 90 percent of the art at the Stedelijk was made by white men. That must change, the museum’s director Rein Wolfs believes. But it’s easier said than done—as becomes clear when the film’s director Sarah Vos follows Wolfs and his team as they strive for greater diversity in the collection, as well as among their staff. This film is more than a look behind the scenes at a museum: it magnificently encapsulates the struggles that are engaging many historical and cultural institutions.
With unprecedented access to the Mary Tyler Moore Estate, friends, family, and colleagues, Being Mary Tyler Moore constructs an intimate mosaic of Mary's sixty-year career in show business. The film reveals a complex icon, full of compassion, empathy, and inspirational abilities, despite battling her own demons. At the same time, she tried to keep the pain of a tragic spate of unexpected personal losses from the public. To understand Mary Tyler Moore's life and impact, the documentary film weaves Mary's narrative with an examination of the importance of her on-screen roles, her non-traditional influence as a powerful executive, her humanitarianism, and the indelible mark she left on feminism.