Friday, September 8
Two Mexican American boys on the cusp of manhood form a life-changing bond after a chance meeting at an El Paso pool in the summer of 1987.
Max Pelayo, Isabella Gomez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aitch Alberto, Kyra Sedgwick, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Veronica Falcón
Described as the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.
Emma Stone, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael, Mark Ruffalo, Yorgos Lanthimos, Tony McNamara
Good Boy follows Sigrid, who thinks she’s met the perfect match in Christian until she comes to find out that he lives with a man who acts like his pet dog. She soon notices that there is an insidious side to Christian… maybe ‘puppy play’ isn’t as innocent as it seems.
Amalie Willoch Njaastad, Nicolai Narvesen Lied, Viljar Bøe, Ane Marie Sletten, Marie Waade Grønning, Karl Oskar Åsli, Gard Løkke, Katrine Lovise Øpstad Fredriksen
Two brothers from opposite sides of the tracks reunite as adults over one fateful summer. When they strike a deal with a dangerous Boston crime syndicate, a young woman finds herself caught in the middle.
Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Helgeland, Ben Foster, Jenna Ortega, Russ Krasnoff, Gary Foster, Taylor Sheridan, Toby Wallace
The story follows Heather, an outcast teenage hockey goalie (Menuez), who falls for the town’s newcomer (Stenberg), an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather’s growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.
Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Jae Matthews, Amandla Stenberg, Dean McDermott, Charlie & Harrison Halpenny, Stephen McHattie, Jacqueline Castel, Andrew Bronfman
Based on a true story, Sitting in Bars with Cake follows a quiet young woman who is unlucky in love and discovers an unlikely guy magnet when she bakes a cake for her best friend’s birthday and brings it to a bar, only to be swarmed by men. She believes it’s a fluke, but her friend convinces her to commit to a year of baking cakes and bringing them to bars, with the goal of finding true love.
Rish Shah, Odessa A’zion, Navid Negahban, Simone Recasner, Trish Sie, Audrey Shulman, Bette Midler, Ron Livingston
In 1948, decades after fleeing Armenia to the US as a young child, Charlie (Michael A. Goorjian) returns in the hopes of finding a connection to his roots, but what he finds instead is a country crushed under Soviet rule. After being unjustly imprisoned, Charlie falls into despair, until he discovers that he can see into a nearby apartment from his cell window - the home of a prison guard. As his life unexpectedly becomes entwined with the man's, he begins to see that the true spirit of his homeland is alive in its passionate people.
Michael A. Goorjian, Nelli Uvarova, Hovik Keuchkerian, Mikhail Trukin, Narine Grigoryan
Follows a wounded Union soldier named Kitch who, when saved by a group of black soldiers, helps them run the Underground Railroad while he recovers from his injuries.
Scott Mednick, Gerran Howell, Afemo Omilami, Steven Swadling, Brett Smith, Skyler Mednick, Ewen Bremner, Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Sebastián Silva is depressed. When he's not sleeping, the filmmaker is taking absurd amounts of ketamine and searching the internet for painless suicide methods. In an attempt to snap him out of it, his manager sends him on vacation to a nude gay beach. There, he almost dies trying to save social media influencer Jordan Firstman from drowning. The over-the-top Jordan wants to collaborate on a series, but Sebastián is resistant until a network shows interest. When Jordan arrives in Sebastián's Mexico City studio to get to work but can't find him anywhere, he begins to suspect that the put-upon housekeeper, Vero (Catalina Saavedra), knows more than she's letting on.
Sebastian Silva, Silva, Vitter Leija, Catalina Saavedra, Gerardo Sierra, Firstman, Robert Keller
1997 - the “Butcher,” one of world’s most notorious serial killers, strikes and abruptly vanishes. Now his children must carry on with his brutal legacy. They take over his wrath and, through agony and revenge, fall into a world of absolute darkness.
Eline Schumacher, Raphaële Bruneau, Pierre Nisse, Karim Ouelhaj, Benjamin Ramon, Hélène Moor, Wim Willaert
1976, Brian de Palma directs Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King. Since then, more than 50 directors have adapted the master of horror's books, in more than 80 films & series, making him the most adapted author alive in the world. What is so fascinating about his work that filmmakers cannot stop adapting his works? King on Screen reunites the filmmakers that have adapted Stephen King's books for both cinema & TV, including Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers), Tom Holland (The Langoliers, Chucky) & Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Ray). It is a movie made for the fans and with the fans, led by an international ambition.
Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention sheds light on four different groups with varied stories to tell about suicide—American veterans, members of the LGBT community, university students, and gun owners. Through their testimony, the film weaves a diverse tapestry of experiences into a multifaceted narrative of the heroes on the frontlines. As it delves deeper into their experiences, Wake Up confronts tragedy with a call to action: by exploring ways to start thoughtful conversations and push for systemic legislative change, it foregrounds steps to a better world.
Is unity possible? This simple question launched the Brooklyn-based band The Bergamot on a quest to all 50 States to unite people with music, community, and collaboration. What began as a simple idea in the band's touring vehicle, brought about a profound revelation. How do we reframe the way we perceive and understand unity? "For it is not a shared narrative of a future, but a narrative of a shared future, that can unite us together" says David Hooker Ph.D. How the duo connected people, with that exact vehicle they were sitting in, started a conversation that continues to this day. Join them in this timely 50,000-mile tour in human understanding, perseverance, and empathy that changed their lives forever.
Nathaniel Paul Hoff, Jillian Ann Speece
Literary icon Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 100 books, including Them, We Were the Mulvaneys, and Blonde. In this acclaimed documentary, she provides insight into her life, creative process, and the events that have shaped her writings, including the 1967 Detroit Riot, the Chappaquiddick incident, and the tragic life of Marilyn Monroe. Featuring readings by Oscar winner Laura Dern.
Laura Dern, Stig Björkman