Friday, September 17
A small-town police station becomes the unlikely battleground between a professional hitman (Butler), a smart rookie female cop, and a double-crossing con man (Grillo), who seeks refuge behind bars with no place left to run.
Joe Carnahan, Frank Grillo, Toby Huss, Ryan O'Nan, Gerard Butler, Mark Williams, Tai Duncan, Alexis Louder
In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption.
Nicolas Cage, Yuzuka Nakaya, Sion Sono, Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley
At the end of the 19th century in Paris, a woman who was unfairly institutionalized at the Salpêtrière hospital manages to escape.
Alain Goldman, Melanie Laurent, Axelle Boucaï, César Domboy, Lou de Laâge, Benjamin Voisin, Emmanuelle Bercot, Cedric Kahn
In the world of high-stakes debt collection, every decision has a price. A grieving father (Alex Pettyfer) grapples with his choices in the unforgiving, manipulative world of collectors and mobs when his new girlfriend turns out to be his firm’s next mark. He must decide what is more valuable: true love and happiness, or his biggest hit yet.
Shakira Barrera, Mike Vogel, Breeda Wool, Todd Friedman, Alex Pettyfer, Jacques Colimon
The story of a young mixed race musician forced to return to his rural hometown after an expensive college degree. A chance encounter with a childhood acquaintance gives the summer new direction. Together they build a rag-tag band of other struggling locals for one shot to play a music festival coming to their once prosperous steel town. Armed with only folk-rock, Killian and the band hope to unite the community - - if just for one night.
Taylor A. Purdee, Kassie DePaiva, Nathan Purdee, John Donchak, and Shannon O'Boyle, Maddi Jane, Lee Grant
Synopsis: When a man born into a crime syndicate falls madly in love with a single mother, the existence he's never questioned collides with his hope to become a loving husband and father. After a life-altering event, it becomes evident that his life of corruption must come to an end, but there's only one way out—a job that will free him from the syndicate and offer his new family the life they deserve.
Danny A. Abeckaser, Robert Davi, Jasper Polish, Harlow Jane, Kosta Kondilopoulos, Courtney Lopez, Eliad Nachum, Kyle Stefanski
The rise, fall and redemption of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, played by Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain.
Andrew Garfield, Jessica Chastain, Kelly Carmichael, Abe Sylvia, Cherry Jones, Gabriel Olds, Vincent D’Onofrio, Michael Showalter
Blue Bayou tells the heartbreaking story of Antonio LeBlanc, a Korean adoptee raised in the United States who is forced to confront his distant past and what it means for his own future and his family’s when he unexpectedly faces deportation.
Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Kim Roth, Emory Cohen, Charles D. King, Poppy Hanks, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham
A documentary that sheds light on William Henry Pratt (better known by his stage name, Boris Karloff) as Hollywood’s master of menace, as well as his films, his legend and the fears that haunted him through his life. Karloff is best known for his role as “The Monster” in the classic horror films Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). This documentary examines his extraordinary 60-year career in the entertainment industry, as well as his continuing influence as a horror icon.
Thomas Hamilton, Ron MacCloskey, Michael Jarmus
Documents the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?
16-year-old Jamie doesn’t quite fit in and is terrified about the future. He overcomes prejudice, beats bullies and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight.
Max Harwood, Shobna Gulati, Jonathan Butterell, Mark Herbert, Peter Carlton, Tom MacRae, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan
23 WALKS is a heart-warming comedy/drama about finding love later in life. Dave and Fern, two older strangers, have been bruised by their individual circumstance. They meet walking their dogs in a North London park, and over the course of twenty-three walks together romance begins to blossom. But Dave and Fern haven’t been completely honest with one another and their future together may be threatened by the secrets they have withheld.
Paul Morrison, Dave Johns, Alison Steadman
Over twenty years ago, rival nations put aside political and cultural differences and came together in a demonstration of international co-operation to create something unique—the International Space Station. For the first time in history, driven by his innate impulse to explore, man had a permanently inhabited foothold in the heavens. The Wonderful draws together personal stories from men and women from around the world who have been a part of this extraordinary endeavor, providing a fascinating insight into human nature and our relationship with planet Earth. These testimonials bring an intimacy and uniqueness to the story—bringing life in space alive, yet showing the strong emotional ties that bind these astronauts to the earth—and we are left not only with a sense of the vast 'velvet bottomless bucket' of the universe, but also the remarkable resilience and potential of mankind.
Clare Lewins, George Chignell
Two creative forces banding together to make a documentary about St. Vincent’s music, touring life, and on-stage persona. But they quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within subject and filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives.
Dakota Johnson, Bill Benz, Annie Clark, Carrie Brownstein
Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time.
Betsy West, Julie Cohen, Talleah Bridges McMahon
Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr, an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him.
David Midell, Steve O'Connell, Frankie Faison, Enrico Natale
Past and present collide in this supernaturally funny buddy comedy when stoner-slacker Hannah (Melanie Lynskey) is hired to portray Lady Wadsworth (Judy Greer), a Southern belle who died in 1875, in a tour at Wadsworth Manor. Hannah, a hot mess, figures she can fake it —until the ghost of Lady Wadsworth appears! Lady Wadsworth tells Hannah it’s time to change her wild ways — and she’ll haunt her until she does.
Justin Long, Luis Guzman, Ryan Phillippe, Judy Greer, Christian Long, Melanie Lynskey
The iconic Mister Kelly’s, once called a “supernova in the local and national night life firmament,” illuminated legendary Chicago’s Rush Street, and the entire country, by launching talent like Barbra Streisand, Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart, Bette Midler and Steve Martin. Its visionary owners George and Oscar Marienthal smashed color and gender barriers to put unknown, controversial voices on stage and transform entertainment, as America knew it in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ’70s. Now, with the club long gone, and its star talent reaching its golden years, George’s son David and director/screenwriter, Theodore Bogosian, go on a quest to collect the memories of the clubs before they are lost.
A New York lawyer (Neil Brown Jr.) returns to his Boston hometown to reunite his dying friend (Jeremy Sisto) with his estranged 10-year-old son. His journey forces him to confront a childhood trauma the two men have been hiding for years.
Nicky Whelan, Jeremy Sisto, Sean Gannet, Neil Brown Jr, Kevin Chapman, James DeFilippi, Greyson Cage, Ryan Canale
LITTLE GIRL is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Sasha’s family has recently accepted her gender identity, embracing their daughter for who she truly is while working to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Sébastien Lifshitz’s documentary poetically explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life.