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MISS BALA

Directed By: Catherine Hardwicke
Studio: Columbia Pictures

Official Synopsis: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Mackie, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Thomas Dekker, Matt Lauria, and Aislinn Derbez

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VELVET BUZZSAW

Directed By: Dan Gilroy
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: Velvet Buzzsaw is a satirical thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen and John Malkovich

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THEN CAME YOU

Directed By: Peter Hutchings
Studio: SHOUT! STUDIOS

Official Synopsis: THEN CAME YOU is a sweet, uplifting tale that reminds us it’s not how long we live, but how we live the life we have, that matters. The film tells the story of Skye (Maisie Williams), a spunky teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin (Asa Butterfield), a 19-year old hypochondriac who is afraid of his own shadow. Calvin helps Skye carry out her eccentric bucket list of things to do before she dies. In the process, he learns to confront and conquer his own fears, including falling in love with the beautiful, but seemingly untouchable, Izzy (Nina Dobrev).

Starring: Nina Dobrev, Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield, Tyler Hoechlin, David Koechner, and Peyton List

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ARCTIC

Directed By: Joe Penna
Studio: Bleecker Street

Official Synopsis: A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen and María Thelma Smáradóttir

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PIERCING

Directed By: Nicolas Pesce
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he’s packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room. First, they relax and get in the mood, but when there’s an unexpected disruption, the balance of control begins to sway back and forth between the two. Is he seeing things? Who’s playing whom? Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.

Starring: Christopher Abbott, Laia Costa, Mia Wasikowska, Marin Ireland, and Wendell Pierce

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THE WILD PEAR TREE

Directed By: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Studio: Cinema Guild

Official Synopsis: Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.

Starring: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüclü, Serkan Keskin, and Tamer Levent

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THE GANDHI MURDER

Directed By: Karim Traidia & Pankaj Sehgal
Studio: Rising Star Entertainment

Official Synopsis: The Gandhi Murder is a conspiracy theory period movie based on true events, that led to the eventual assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The movie demonstrates a violent India, at the backdrop of a non- violent Gandhi, and hard-line fanatic mind-sets beginning to grow roots in an India divided on the basis of religion. The feature is a story of three police officers in different parts of India, who, well aware of the intelligence that Gandhi’s life in under threat, must take key decisions that would eventually either save the Mahatma, or the country.

Starring: Jesus Sans, Stephen Lang, Luke Pasqualino, Rajit Kapur, Vinnie Jones, and Om Puri

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BRAID

Directed By: Mitzi Peirone
Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy yet mentally unstable friend who lives in a fantasy world they all created as children. To take her money, the girls must take part in a deadly and perverse game of make-believe throughout a sprawling yet decaying estate. As things become increasingly violent and hallucinatory, they realize that obtaining the money may be the least of their concerns.

Starring: Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse, Scott Cohen, Sarah Hay, and Jill Dalton

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DAUGHTER OF MINE

Directed By: Laura Bispuri
Studio: Strand Releasing

Official Synopsis: 10-year-old Vittoria’s summer will be one of two mothers to challenge, to hate, to love and to forgive. Shy Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving good mother Tina. But their quiet Sardinian life will be upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away because of financial troubles, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria. Tina agrees, comforted by the idea that the woman will soon be leaving town. Searching for something deep and inexplicable, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together against Tina’s will… DAUGHTER OF MINE is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers. A story of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds.

Starring: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, and Michele Carboni

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THE GOLEM

Directed By: Ariel Cohen
Studio: Epic Pictures

Official Synopsis: During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil.

Starring: Alex Tritenko, Brynie Furstenberg, Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan, and Lenny Ravich

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THE UNICORN

Directed By: Robert Schwartzman
Studio: The Orchard

Official Synopsis: When an engaged couple, Caleb (Nick Rutherford) and Malory (Lauren Lapkus), is forced to visit Palm Springs for a weekend to celebrate Malory’s parents’ 25th wedding vow renewal, they discover the apparent secret to their happy marriage. Determined to properly celebrate their own ‘re-engagement,’ they set out on a wild night, but this fun and innocent new experience takes an intense turn, exposing deeper relationship problems and threatening their future together.

Starring: Nick Rutherford, Lauren Lapkus, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree Hemingway, and Darrell Britt-Gibson

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JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH

Directed By: John McDermott
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, and Kirk Hammett

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THE LEAST OF THESE: THE GRAHAM STAINE STORY

Directed By: Aneesh Daniel
Studio: Skypass Entertainment

Official Synopsis: As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the town of Orissa in hope of a better life and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines (Stephen Baldwin) is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav agrees to investigate undercover for the newspaper. What he finds is a series of revelations that are difficult to fathom and even harder to explain, and Manav is forced to make a choice between his own ambition and the truth. In the end, his actions spark a tragic event that is felt around the world. Based on a true story and shot on location in India, “THE LEAST OF THESE” beautifully illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate.

Starring: Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, Shari Rigby, Manoj Mishra, and Prakash Belawadi

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PAINKILLERS

Directed By: Roxy Shih
Studio: Kew Media Group

Official Synopsis: After a terrible car crash in which his son dies, brilliant surgeon John Clarke, tormented by guilt, becomes prey to an unbearable physical pain. While his marriage starts disintegrating, John soon finds out that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood. When he encounters Herb Morris, a man who claims he can help him get his life back, John embarks upon a nightmarish journey through which he will either have to come to terms with his pain… or become a monster.

Starring: Madeline Zima, Naomi Grossman, Mischa Barton, Grant Bowler, Debra Wilson, and Adam Huss

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AN AFFAIR TO DIE FOR

Directed By: Victor García
Studio: Illogic Srl

Official Synopsis: When a couple’s infidelity is discovered, they must play a twisted game of survival with their captor to save their family members from being murdered. Their weekend getaway turns into a nightmare of psychological mind games, where they will do anything just to survive.

Starring: Claire Forlani, Jake Abel, Titus Welliver, Nathan Cooper, and Melina Matthews

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A BREATH AWAY

Directed By: Daniel Roby
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: Mathieu (Romain Duris) and Anna (Olga Kurylenko) are desperately trying to save their daughter from a deadly toxic mist that has engulfed Paris. The city of lights is hit by an earthquake that fills the streets with a mysterious gas. Only those lucky enough to escape to the rooftops of the city were able to survive. Mathieu and Anna must face the fog if they have any hope of saving their daughter, who is trapped in a medical tank below.

Starring: Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Michel Robin, Fantine Harduin, and Anna Gaylor

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