THE CONCERT - A renowned former conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, who was fired for hiring Jewish musicians, decides to re-unite them 30 years later to play in Paris, posing as the current Bolshoi Orchestra. This touching dramedy is a French/Romanian co-production.
BATTLE:LOS ANGELES - "Think of it as 'The Hurt Locker' of alien invasion movies." (S.F. Chronicle). Take that quote, slap a couple slices of processed American cheese on top of it, stick in the microwave until it explodes, and you have a more accurate description of BATTLE: LOS ANGELES. Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, and the always badass Michelle Rodriguez star as marines sent in to rescue civilians trapped in Santa Monica during an extraterrestrial takeover.
KILL THE IRISHMAN - Based on the real-life story of larger-than-life informant Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who pissed off various figures in the Cleveland mafia in the 1960s and '70s, and kept barely living to tell the tale. Also stars Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Paul Sorvino! Over the top, '70s style grit...
MONOGAMY - Stars Chris Messina (JULIE & JULIA) as a Brooklyn wedding photographer who decides to take on fetish photography on the side, having people pay him to stalk them and take candid photos of them (I'm sure this is a thriving facebook-era industry). When one of his sexy clients begins to play elaborate mind games with him, his relationship with his girlfriend (Rashida Jones of THE OFFICE) is put to the test...
KORKORO - The latest vibrant ode to Romany culture from Tony Gatlif* (LATCHO DROM, EXILES, etc) is based on a true story of gypsy persecution in Nazi-occupied France. *Tony Gatlif is one of our Featured Filmmakers.
RED RIDING HOOD - From the director of TWILIGHT. Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, and Virginia Madsen star in this colorful adaptation set in a medieval village haunted by a werewolf.
MOOZ-LUM - Tariq, a young American raised by a Muslim fundamentalist father, re-invents himself in college as "T," shunning his roots. However, that doesn't stop him from being persecuted in the aftermath of 9/11. Stars include Nia Long (FRIDAY) as Tariq's mother, and Danny Glover as a bigoted college dean.
MOTHER OF INVENTION - In this quirky indie comedy, Vincent Dooley dreams of winning an annual Young Inventors award, despite never having invented anything that works. Now, it is the last year he can enter the competition, and Vincent has a plan that will change everything...
HALL PASS - The latest comedy from the Farrelly Brothers (THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY). Two friends (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) are granted the opportunity to cheat on their wives for one week. What they don't realize is that their wives (Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer) also plan to join in the extramarital activities...
CHATROOM - The latest English-language thriller from Japanese director Hideo Nakata (THE RING). Five London teenagers seek refuge from their disappointing lives in an online community, where one of them decides to to play mind games with the rest of them, preying on their weak egos.
ADRIFT - Vincent Cassel and Laura Neiva star in this tale of a teenage girl obsessed with her father's secret infidelity. The setting is a Brazilian beach resort in the 1980s, so expect lush landscapes (and unflattering "French-cut" bikinis?).
New today in our JUST ADDED section:
THE MAKIOKA SISTERS - This 1983 drama from prolific Japanese director Kon Inchikawa (THE BURMESE HARP, 47 RONIN, etc) tells the pre-WWII story of four sisters from a wealthy family, each trying to keep up appearances while deeply in debt, unhappily married, and secretly taking lovers. A Criterion Collection release!