Friday, September 23
"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.
Sam Worthington, Giovanni Ribisi, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, James Cameron, Wes Studi, Michelle Rodriguez
An unhappy 1950s housewife comes to believe she is actually living in a simulation in which her husband's desire is to live in a past where women are subservient to their husbands.
Olivia Wilde, Katie Silberman, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Roy Lee, Jon Berg
Abigail Disney looks at America's dysfunctional and unequal economy and asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less. Using her family’s story, Disney explores how this systemic injustice took hold and imagines a way toward a more equitable future.
Abigail E. Disney, Kathleen Hughes, Aideen Kane
A mother locked inside a stark room is tasked by an unknown voice to complete increasingly difficult challenges if she wants to save her daughter’s life. As the frequency and intensity of the tasks threaten to overwhelm her, she must piece together half-remembered chapters of her life before imprisonment if she wants to secure her freedom, rescue her child, and escape a waking nightmare.
George Tchortov, Sara Mitich, James Mark, Evie Loiselle
"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.
Tyler Perry, Amirah Vann, Ryan Eggold, Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Austin Scott
After avenging the murder of his wife and child, a former soldier is sent to prison with a life sentence. He’s given a shot at freedom when a shadow government agency recruits him for an off-the-books assignment, and he soon realizes Section 8 isn’t what it seems.
Dolph Lundgren, Dermot Mulroney, Christian Sesma, Ryan Kwanten, Scott Adkins, Mickey Rourke
A group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during WWII where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far from home.
Eden Hamilton, Morgan Matthews, Jemma Rodgers, Danny Brocklehurst, Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay, Beau Gadsdon
A storm rages. A young girl is kidnapped. Her mother (Jurnee Smollett) teams up with the mysterious woman next door (Allison Janney) to pursue the kidnapper – a journey that tests their limits and exposes shocking secrets from their pasts.
Ridley Asha Bateman, Logan Marshall-Green, Anna Foerster, Allison Janney, Jurnee Smollett, Matt Craven
In a small Mediterranean village, Carmen has looked after her brother, the local priest, for her entire life. When the Church abandons Carmen, she is mistaken for the new priest. Carmen begins to see the world, and herself, in a new light. In Malta, it is tradition for the younger sister to devote her life to the church when an older brother enters the priesthood. Inspired by true events, Carmen lives a life of servitude from the age of 16 until 50, when her brother dies. Realizing her own mortality, she leaves the church and makes up for lost time.
Valerie Buhagiar, Natascha McElhone, Michaela Farrugia, Steven Love
After checking in for an A.I. operated writer's retreat, Claire finds herself trapped in her unit with a malfunctioning android. As her captor becomes increasingly unstable she has to outsmart the technology in order to make it out alive.
Rebecca-Clare Evans, Natalie Kennedy, Wayne Brady, Rachel Shelley, Heida Reed, Annie Cusselle
A widowed father (Jane) and his daughter are taken hostage by a dangerous couple (Hirsch and Liberato), who will stop at nothing to retrieve what lies beneath the property.
Harlow Jane, K. Asher Levin, Liana Liberato, Ashleigh Domangue, Emile Hirsch, Banipal Ablakhad, Benhur Ablakhad., Thomas Jane
Bri is a young rapper and the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died just before making it big. Her father's legend makes him a hard act to follow, but between Bri being bullied and watching her mother struggle after losing her job, she pours out her frustration into songs that become big viral hits.
Mike Epps, Method Man, Isaac Klausner, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Sanaa Lathan, Marty Bowen
"It is a rare and miraculous thing to find your one true soul mate.” Carey soon learns that finding two of them can pose an even greater problem. Equal parts humor and heartbreak, “The Swearing Jar” tells two love stories at once, exploring the challenges of marriage, parenting, loss, and moving on.
Douglas Smith, Adelaide Clemens, Kathleen Turner, Lindsay MacKay, Patrick J. Adams
Finn has arranged a surprise vacation for his friends aboard the Galactic Starcruiser, The Halcyon! But Finn’s plan quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. Alone on board the Halcyon, Finn encounters three Force Spirits -- Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Princess Leia, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong.
Matt Lanter, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Shelby Young., Josh Rimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Matthew Wood, Jennifer Twiner Mccarron, Jason Cosler
From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement.
Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, Halle Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee
One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that 80-year-old master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for and working toward all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, the Chilean capital, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Urgent and topical, My Imaginary Country features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with the dynamic activist leaders who are bringing about a regime change. Guzmán powerfully connects Chile's complex, bloody history to contemporary revolutionary social movements and the election of a popular new president.
Patricio Guzmán, Renate Sachse
Bunny King (Essie Davis), a headstrong mother of two with a sketchy past, earns her keep by washing windows at traffic lights. Using her razor-sharp wit to charm money from gridlocked motorists, she saves every cent to get back the custody of her kids. After promising her daughter a birthday party, Bunny must fight the social services and break the rules to keep her word, but in doing so risks losing her children altogether. Accompanied by her niece Tonya (Thomasin McKenzie), a fierce teenager running away from home, Bunny is in a race against the clock and headed towards an epic showdown with the authorities.
Gaysorn Thavat, Lively Nili, Essie Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Angus Stevens, Xana Tang, Erroll Shand
An inspiring documentary from the filmmakers of School Life, Young Plato charts the dream of Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey – a maverick who is determined to change the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs. The all-boys primary school in post-conflict Belfast, Northern Ireland, becomes a hot house for questioning violence, as the headmaster sends his young wards home each day armed with the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers. The boys challenge their parents and neighbors to forsake the prejudice that has kept this low-level civil war on the boil for decades.
Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath, David Rane