Friday, September 16
Inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, The Woman King tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter, Nawi (Nyong’o), who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Cathy Schulman, Dana Stevens, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Adrienne Warren
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Harris Dickinson, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Tom George, Gina Carter, Damian Jones
Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another one of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD shows up – the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that everyone fears being a nobody, but its murder being a somebody...
Andy Fickman, Oliver Brooks, Simon Gordon, Vivian Panka, Rory Phelan, Vicki Lee Taylor, Chris Parkinson, Ailsa Davidson
When a small-town baseball coach gets the offer of a lifetime from a larger 6A High School, he uproots his family and leaves the only home he's ever known. But as a man of faith, he soon faces extreme opposition to his coaching methods from the school superintendent.
Cameron Arnett, Marty Roberts, Jimmy Womble, Brett Varvel, Gigi Orsillo, Todd Terry
When twin brothers arrive at their mother’s (Naomi Watts) country home to discover her face covered in bandages—the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery—they immediately sense that something doesn’t add up.
Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti
A dethroned queen bee at a posh private high school strikes a secret deal with an unassuming new student to exact revenge on each other's enemies.
Maya Hawke, Rish Shah, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Sophie Turner, Paris Berelc, Maia Reficco, Camila Mendes
A character-driven thriller set in the snowy wilderness of the American West. Thandiwe Newton plays Sandra Guidry, a Black professor living and working in a rural college town. She discovers a mysterious red truck parked in her driveway and soon learns it belongs to a pair of local hunters seeking to enter the forest behind her house. Sandra turns them away politely but firmly – her experience tells her these are not the sort of men to welcome freely into her world. But they won’t take no for an answer, and soon Sandra finds herself drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply held values to the test.
Thandiwe Newton, Jefferson White, Julian Higgins, Jeremy Bobb, Joris Jarsky, Kai Lennox, Tanaya Beatty
Goodbye, Don Glees follows the story of three friends over the course of one summer, as their backyard adventures turn one small incident to a life changing journey.
Ayumu Murase, Adam McArthur, Nick Wolfhard, Jonathan Leon, Atsuko Ishizuka, Natsuki Hanae, Yuuki Kaji, Kana Hanazawa
Vince (Ed Skrein) used to be in the hottest boy band around. Now he’s alone and desperate. An impromptu jam with Stevie (Leo Long), an autistic drummer with an incredible gift for rhythm, sparks an unexpected friendship. Together they form a unique bond through the power of music.
Ed Skrein, Eoin Macken, Lorraine Ashbourne, Eddie Sternberg, Leo Long, Eleanor Matsuura, Stanley Morgan
The astounding true story of twin sisters who only communicated with one another. As a result, they created a rich, fascinating world to escape the reality of their own lives.
Alicia Van Couvering, Joshua Horsfield, Ben Pugh, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Ewa Puszczyńska, Anita Gou, Letitia Wright
"A Jazz Man's Blues" is set in the post-World War II South, where a young black jazz singer leaves his rural town in search of fame. During his absence, it's discovered that he had an affair with a local married woman. But all is not as it seems: the woman is actually his former lover and a light skinned black who has been passing as white. Her racist husband has no idea about her color or her past, and organizes the local Klan chapter to hunt down the jazz singer. Now a successful performer in Chicago, the jazz singer finds himself drawn back South to help save his mother's ailing nightclub and face his accusers.
Ryan Eggold, Tyler Perry, Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Amirah Vann, Austin Scott
Sixth-graders Kosuke and Natsume grew up in the same apartment building as childhood friends. During summer break, while playing in the apartment building that is set to be demolished, they find themselves caught in a strange phenomenon. All they can see around them is a vast sea. Will Kosuke and the others make it back to their world? A journey of farewells in summer has just begun.
Hiroyasu Ishida, Hayashi Mori, Mutsumi Tamura, Asami Seto, Daiki Yamashita, Yumiko Kobayashi, Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa
Welcome to Riotsville, USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles,” where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill’s kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, Riotsville, USA pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design.
Sierra Pettengill,, Tobi Haslett, Charlene Modeste
An epic journey forty years in the making, GRATITUDE REVEALED from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of cult hit Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities revealing Gratitude is a proven pathway back from the disconnection we feel in our lives; disconnection from ourselves, our planet, and each other.
Louie Schwartzberg, Norman Lear, Jack Kornfield, Luisah Teish, Alex Grey, Michael Beckwith