Friday, November 1
Set in New York in 1954, Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome, tries to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. Armed only with few clues and an obsessive mind, Lionel slowly unravels closely guarded secrets that have major ramifications. It leads him through Harlem jazz clubs, Brooklyn slums and sets him against thugs and Gotham power brokers to honor his friend and save a woman who might his own salvation.
Stuart Blumberg, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Edward Norton, Rachel Shane, Willem Dafoe, Adrian Alperovich, Brett Ratner
Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic’s star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus’ plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus’ sinister plans and save the day.
Jeremy Renner, Aaron Woodley, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Omar Sy, Michael Madsen, Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
Debra Martin Chase, Kasi Lemmons, Clarke Peters, Charles D. King, Leslie Odom Jr., Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Gregory Allen Howard, Cynthia Erivo
Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).
Robert Pattinson, Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, David Michod, Jeremy Kleiner
Earthquake Bird follows Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), an enigmatic expat haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi), a handsome local photographer. Lucy’s imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing — suspected dead.
Akiko Iwase, Wash Westmoreland, Georgina Pope, Susanna Jones, Riley Keough, Kazuhiro Muroyama, Crystal Kay, Michael Schaefer
From Emmy winning director Lauren Greenfield, The Kingmaker centers on the indomitable character and controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global political stage.
Lauren Greenfield, Imelda Marcos
Kate Conrad, a stylish Manhattanite, is about to have her life turned upside down when her husband decides to leave her just as they were to celebrate their ‘second honeymoon’ on an African safari. Kate takes the trip by herself, and ends up staying all the way through the Christmas holiday, finding the wildlife inspires her to follow her heart and find new purpose within her own life.
Neal H. Dobrofsky, Tippi Dobrofsky, Colin Moss, Thandi Puren, Ernie Barbarash, Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis, John Owen Lowe
Gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams and a lifelong interest in the paranormal, Shelia (Marin Ireland) is asked to investigate a potential haunting at a Tennessee farmhouse. It’s there she meets Richard (Jim Gaffigan), a recent widower who believes his wife may still be with him. The investigation that ensues — which eventually pulls in Shelia’s son, Owen and his classmate Lucy — forces them to confront the mysteries of their own lives.
Tim Headington, Theresa Page Steele, Paul Harrill, James M. Johnston, Kelly Williams, Toby Halbrooks, Jim Gaffigan, Marin Ireland
In the US less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making America’s college completion rates among the worst in the world. Now there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt, and behind their peers in earning power. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation's leading voices in education, this penetrating and personal new film investigates America’s college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Bridget Burns, Timothy Renick, Nancy Cantor, Jaye Fenderson, Adam Fenderson, LeBron James, Freeman Hrabowski
Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn’t recognize – including trying to learn how to use the internet – he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the fast food restaurant where he works as a dishwasher. Unsure of what to do, and caught between impulses of kindness and panic, Russ soon realizes this could be his chance at redemption.
Ethan Hawke, Nate Mooney, Chris Williams, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Elaine Hendrix, Diane Gaeta, Mo McRae