JUNE 4, 2021

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Directed By: Michael Chaves
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | UK (English & Portuguese)
Rating: R (for terror, violence and some disturbing images)
Runtime: 112 minutes


Spirit Untamed

Created By: Elaine Bogan
Studio: Universal Pictures

After moving to a sleepy little town, young Lucky Prescott befriends a wild mustang named Spirit, who shares her rebellious spirit. When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her new friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse that forever changed her life.

Starring: Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Julianne Moore, Walton Goggins, and Eiza González
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family | Western
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some adventure action)
Runtime: 87 minutes



Directed By: Christopher MacBride
Studio: Lionsgate

Fredrick Fitzell (Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner franchise) is living his best live — until he starts having horrific visions of Cindy (Maika Monroe, It Follows), a girl who vanished in high school. After reaching out to old friends with whom he used to take a mystery drug called Mercury, Fredrick realizes the only way to stop the visions lies deep within his own memories, so he embarks on a terrifying mental odyssey to learn the truth. This mind-bending thriller also stars Hannah Gross (Joker) and Emory Cohen (Brooklyn).

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Maika Monroe, Amanda Brugel, Hannah Gross, and Emory Cohen
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: R (for drug content, language throughout, brief sexual material and nudity)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Grace and Grit

Directed By: Sebastian Siegel
Studio: Quiver Distribution

Illness and unexpected challenges threaten to tear apart the relationship between philosopher Ken Wilber and the woman he loves.

Starring: Mena Suvari, Frances Fisher, Nick Stahl, Mariel Hemingway, and Lydia Hearst
Genre: Biography | Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language)
Runtime: 111 minutes


Death In Texas

Directed By: Scott Windhauser
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Billy Walker is finally let out of prison after serving a seven-year sentence for manslaughter, only to find out that the only person who stuck by him during the entire ordeal, his mother, is now dying of liver failure. After visiting her doctor, Billy learns that he must break a few more laws in order to get his mother to the top of the transplant list in order to save her life.

Starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Lang, Bruce Dern, John Ashton, and William Shockley
Genre: Action | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 141 minutes


Chasing Wonders

Directed By: Paul Meins
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Filmed over five years, CHASING WONDERS is a heart-warming story of a young boy, who, encouraged by his grandfather to live a life of hope and possibility, takes off on the adventure of a lifetime to find the magical Emu Plains. His journey through the lush landscapes of Australia and Spain leads him to the heart of the human condition — learning to acknowledge the complexity of what comes before us but struggling not to be defined by the past.

Starring: Paz Vega, Edward James Olmos, Quim Gutierrez, Carmen Maura and Antonio de la Torre
Genre: Drama | International
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes


Hero Mode

Directed By: A.J. Tesler
Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

A teenage coding genius has just 30 days to create the world’s greatest video game or his family loses everything. No pressure.

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Chris Carpenter, Sean Astin, and Indiana Massara
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for suggestive references, language throughout and brief violence)
Runtime: 88 minutes



Directed By: Mark Goodman
Studio: Purdie Distribution

For nearly 200 years, skeptics and critics have attempted to explain away what David Whitmer, Oliver Cowdery and Martin Harris claimed–that they had seen angels and hefted golden metal plates containing ancient inscriptions. Now, for the first time, their amazing untold true story comes to the big screen in the family film event of the year–WITNESSES. Featuring a world-class cast, WITNESSES has been hailed as the most significant and ambitious film dealing with the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the translation of the Book of Mormon ever made. Directed by Mark Goodman, the film explores how Harris, Cowdery and Whitmer became known as the Three Witnesses and how, to their dying days, they defended their testimonies even when faced with threatening mobs, ridicule, and betrayal by friends and family.

Starring: Michael Zuccola, Caleb J. Spivak, Lincoln Hoppe, and Paul Wuthrich
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Family | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for violence and thematic elements)
Runtime: 110 minutes


All Light, Everywhere

Directed By: Theo Anthony
Studio: Super LTD

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.

Starring: Theo Anthony, Keaver Brenai, and Robert Cunniff
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes


The Carnivores

Directed By: Caleb Michael Johnson
Studio: Dark Sky Films

Alice and Bret’s dog Harvey is dying, and he’s ruining everything. What had been a bright little family is quickly getting consumed by clouds of self-doubt, suspicion and a disturbing amount of ground beef.

Starring: Lindsay Burdge, Tallie Medel, and Frank Mosley
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 77 minutes


Under the Stadium Lights

Directed By: Todd Randall
Studio: Saban Films

Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) star in this inspirational true story of a small town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship. After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain (Gibson) and a surrogate father figure (Fishburne) for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team. In this uplifting underdog story, the Abilene Eagles will once again soar in an incredible comeback that will be forever remembered in sports history.

Starring: Milo Gibson, Abigail Hawk, Acoryé White, and Laurence Fishburne
Genre: Action | Drama | Sport
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic elements, violence and bloody images, drug material and language)
Runtime: 109 minutes



Directed By: Christian Petzold
Studio: IFC Films

Christian Petzold (PHOENIX, TRANSIT) boldly reimagines the ancient myth of Undine in this suspenseful tale of romance and betrayal in modern day Berlin. Undine (Paula Beer) works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. Will Undine defy fate when she meets a diver (Franz Rogowski) offering her a chance at new love?

Starring: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz, and Anne Ratte-Polle
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | International | Mystery | Romance
Country: Germany | France (German & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes


An Impossible Project

Directed By: Jens Meurer
Studio: Bohemia

In a world dominated by zeroes and ones, eccentric scientist Florian “Doc” Kaps endeavors to protect the future of analog and inspire people to connect with “real” things. His crusade begins with an impossible mission: to save the last Polaroid factory.

Starring: David Bohnett, Scott Boms, Chris Bonanos, and Christopher Bonanos
Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany | Austria | UK (English & German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 minutes



Directed By: Jack C. Newell
Studio: Black Apple Media

A young widower sidesteps grief, loss, and familial dysfunction when he steals his wife’s ashes and sets off on an impulsive odyssey through America’s heartland to find something he’d lost long before her death.

Starring: Rivkah Reyes, Marguerite Moreau, Joel Murray, and David Pasquesi
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes


The Real Thing

Directed By: Koji Fukada
Studio: Film Movement

After a floundering toy salesman rescues a beguiling woman whose car was stuck on the train tracks, she inadvertently whisks him into an epic series of misadventures that turn his life upside down. While his once humdrum routine was already complicated by two female co-workers, he soon finds himself entrenched with gangsters, strange interlopers, kidnapping and other sundry crimes and misdemeanors. Singular auteur Koji Fukada (A Girl Missing) marks his first time adapting someone else’s work to the screen by bringing this popular manga to life replete with his patently idiosyncratic and lively take on human nature, fatalism, and true love.

Starring: Win Morisaki, Kaho Tsuchimura, Shôhei Uno, and Kei Ishibashi
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 232 minutes


Changing The Game

Directed By: Michael Barnett
Studio: Hulu

This intimate story takes us into the lives of three high school athletes from across the US — all at different stages of their athletic seasons, each sharing their lives as transgender teens. Our main character, Mack Beggs, made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling — as a boy. Fighting Texas State policy and drawing international media coverage, he was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others. The tumultuous press surrounding his success continues to pull Mack in multiple directions as he and his family navigate the media and this year’s State wrestling tournament, all while trying to graduate high school. Each story is led by the brave and individual voices of these students, allowing extremely personal and vulnerable access into their journeys. These courageous kids offer us the opportunity to see the world through their eyes — and share their struggles and successes along the way.

Starring: Mack Beggs, Sarah Rose Huckman, Terry Miller, and Ngozi Nnaji
Genre: Documentary | Drama | Sport
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 88 minutes



Directed By: Nabil Elderkin
Studio: Romulus Entertainment

Three teens living in LA, all victims of extreme childhoods, wreak a hedonistic riot across the city over the course of 48 hours, unbound by societal norms. They take us on a rip-roaring ride of drugs and murder across Los Angeles.

Starring: Amber Heard, Charlie Plummer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Robin Givens, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Majors, Erica Peeples, and Travis Scott
Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence, a sexual assault, sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use)
Runtime: 81 minutes


A Spark In Nothing

Directed By: Griffin Loch
Studio: To The Moon Filmworks

With one single choice everything changes. One life splits into two realities. One chasing a chance at love while the other finds solace in music. If the one true path is not found within one year, both realities will cease to exist forever.

Starring: Nika Balina, Arielle Gottesman, Ernest Keith Walker, and Corrinne Mica
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: — minutes


Slow Machine

Directed By: Paul Felten & Joe DeNardo
Studio: Grasshopper Film

Stephanie, a restless and vibrant actress, meets Gerard, an NYPD counter-terrorism specialist who’s an aficionado of experimental theater (and maybe out of his mind). Flirtation ensues, ends disastrously, and forces Stephanie to the ramshackle upstate home of musician Eleanor Friedberger, yet this supposed escape is infected by violent memories of her past life. A miniature epic of paranoia, espionage, subterfuge, music, and performance captured on lush and invigorating 16mm, Slow Machine marks the arrival of new talent.

Starring: Nicholas Armas, Claire Brownell, Milton Carter, and Knieper Clemens
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 72 minutes


My Tender Matador

Directed By: Rodrigo Sepúlveda
Studio: Freestyle Digital Media

MY TENDER MATADOR tells a story that takes place amid the political turmoil during 1980s Chile. Among gunshots and boleros, a passionate relationship flourishes between a lonely cross-dresser and a young guerrilla during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. This lonely cross-dresser engages in a risky clandestine operation after falling in love with the guerrilla who asks them to hide dangerous secrets of the revolution at home in Chile.

Starring: Alfredo Castro, Leonardo Ortizgris, Julieta Zylberberg, and Amparo Noguera
Genre: Drama | History | International | Romance
Country: Chile | Argentina | Mexico (Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes


Digging to Death

Directed By: Michael P. Blevins
Studio: Uncork’d Entertainment

David Van Owen moves into a mysterious house and discovers a box buried in his backyard, filled with 3 million dollars and a fresh corpse. David hides the money in the house, only to be stalked by the buried body.

Starring: Ford Austin, Tom Fitzpatrick, Rachel Alig, and Richard Riehle
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 96 minutes


Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin

Directed By: Jonathan Gruber
Studio: Abramorama

Imprisoned by the Soviets. Orphaned by the Holocaust. Elected Prime Minister. Crowned peacemaker by the Nobel Prize Committee. Disgraced by the Lebanon War. Menachem Begin was a pillar of the State of Israel and a tireless fighter for the Jewish people. He was, at the same time, a controversial leader. His life is a nuanced and complicated canvas that tells the story of key events in the history of modern Israel and its relationship to its Middle East neighbors. With evocative imagery, rarely seen archival materials, and revealing interviews with those who knew him, UPHEAVAL portrays the life and essence of this brilliant, tough, complex, loving, and proud man who never compromised when the survival of Israel and the Jewish people were at stake.

Starring: Menachem Begin
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 88 minutes


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