APRIL 29, 2022

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Directed By: Martin Campbell

Studio: Open Road + Briarcliff Entertainment

Memory

MEMORY follows Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code and must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, Monica Bellucci, Harold Torres, Taj Atwal and Ray Fearon
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence, some bloody images and language throughout)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 114 minutes

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Directed By: Josh Sternfeld

Studio: Lionsgate

Fortress: Sniper’s Eye

Starring Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), this action cyber-thriller continues the adventure begun in Fortress. Weeks after the deadly assault on Fortress Camp, Robert (Bruce Willis) makes a daring rescue to save Sasha, the widow of his old nemesis Balzary (Chad Michael Murray, “One Tree Hill”). But back in the camp’s command bunker, it appears Sasha may have devious plans of her own. As a new attack breaks out, Robert is confronted with a familiar face he thought he’d never see again…

Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray, Kelly Greyson, Ser’Darius Blain, Michael Sirow, Welker White, and Natali Yura
Genre: Action
Rating: R (for violence and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Directed By: Chris Cullari & Jennifer Raite

Studio: Saban Films

The Aviary

Two women flee into the New Mexican desert to escape the clutches of an insidious cult. Consumed by fear and paranoia, they can’t shake the feeling that they are being followed by its leader, a man as seductive as he is controlling. With their supplies dwindling and their senses starting to fail them, they are faced with a horrifying question: how do you run from an enemy who lives inside your head?

Starring: Malin Akerman, Sandrine Holt, Lorenza Izzo, and Chris Messina
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R (for language and some violent content)
Country: USA (English & Russian)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Hanna Bergholm

Studio: IFC MIdnight

Hatching

In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see.

Starring: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, and Reino Nordin
Genre: Horror | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Finland | Sweden (Finnish)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed by: Peeter Rebane

Studio: Roadside Attractions

Firebird

Firebird follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine sexual affair with a charismatic fighter pilot on a Soviet Air Force Base at the height of 1970’s Communist rule.

Starring: Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya, and Jake Henderson
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Country: UK | Estonia (English)
Runtime: 107 minutes

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Directed By: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Anaïs in Love

ANAIS IN LOVE is a buoyant French comedy from filmmaker Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet. Boasting a playfully magnetic performance by star Anaïs Demoustier, the film follows a spirited young woman who falls in love with the novelist wife of the man with whom she’s having an affair.

Starring: Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Denis Podalydès, and Jean-Charles Clichet
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France (French & English)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Directed By: Gaspar Noé

Studio: Utopia

Vortex

A retired psychiatrist with dementia and a struggling author with a heart condition live their final days together in an apartment.

Starring: Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz, Laurent Aknin, and Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Belgium | Monaco (French & English)
Runtime: 140 minutes

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Directed By: A.B. Zax

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Hello, Bookstore

In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore. A landmark in Lenox, Massachusetts, The Bookstore is a magical, beatnik gem thanks to its owner, Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep. This intimate portrait of The Bookstore and the family at its heart offers a journey through good times, hard times, and the stories hidden on the shelves.

Starring: Matthew Tannenbaum, Shawnee Tannenbaum, and Sophie Tannenbaum
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Michael D. Olmos

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Green Ghost and the Masters of Stone

In a Texas border town, car salesman Charlie moonlights as masked Lucha libre wrestler “Green Ghost.” When assailants arrive seeking an otherworldly emerald, Charlie discovers that he has super powers that he must harness to save humanity.

Starring: Danny Trejo, Sofia Pernas, Dale Dye, and Elpidia Carrillo
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Directed By: Jonathan Keijser

Studio: Level 33 Entertainment

Peace by Chocolate

After the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory, a charming young Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new small-town life, caught between following his dream and preserving his family’s legacy.

Starring: Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar, Yara Sabri, and Mark Camacho
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (English & Arabic)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Oren Gerner

Studio: Strand Releasing

Africa

Struggling with post-retirement life, 68-year-old Meir goes out on a personal journey to reconstruct his shaken sense of meaning and vitality, in this cinematic experience of an aging parent crafted by the hands of his loving son.

Starring: Maya Gerner, Meir Gerner, Oren Gerner, and Josephs Quartzy
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Israel (Hebrew)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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Directed By: Allen Wolf

Studio: Atlas Distribution

The Sound of Violet

Desperate to find a wife, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he meets Violet. He thinks she’s his soulmate, but his autism and trusting nature keep him from realizing she’s actually a prostitute. Violet realizes something is different about Shawn, and it’s not just because he has a condition that allows him to “hear” colors. Shawn thinks he’s found a potential wife, while Violet thinks she’s found her ticket out of her own trapped life. Based on the award-winning novel.

Starring: Cora Cleary, Cason Thomas, Allen Wolf, and Àngels Ratés
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic content, sexually suggestive material, some violence, and drug material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 107 minutes

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Directed By: Takayuki Hirao

Studio: GKIDS

Pompo the Cinephile

Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?

Starring: Tom Bromhead, Kenneth Cavett, Brianna Gentilella, and Konomi Kohara
Genre: Animation | Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Directed By: Yann Gozlan

Studio: Icarus Films

Black Box

Matthieu is a young and talented black box analyst on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft. Yet, when the case is closed by authorities, Matthieu cannot help but sense there is something wrong with the evidence. As he listens to the tracks again, he starts detecting some seriously disturbing details. Could the tape have been modified? Going against his boss’ orders, Matthieu begins his own rogue investigation — an obsessional and dangerous quest for truth that will quickly threaten far more than his career…

Starring: Pierre Niney, Lou de Laâge, André Dussollier, and Sébastien Pouderoux
Genre: Drama | International | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Belgium (French & English)
Runtime: 129 minutes

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Directed By: Daniel Raim

Studio: Zeitgeist Films

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

A documentary about the making of the musical film Fiddler on the Roof (1971).

Starring: Robert F. Boyle, Jeff Goldblum, Rosalind Harris, Norman Jewison, and John Williams
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 88 minutes

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Directed By: Jorge Pareja

Studio: Fathom Events

Alive: Who is There?

What would happen if you met someone who has the power to change your entire life and destiny? ALIVE tells the story of five people who came face to face with someone that many cannot see… Jaime, Carlos, Andrea, Antonio and Sonsoles assure audiences that He is ALIVE and has brought them back to life. If you listen you can hear Him and, if you look, you can see Him, because, although it is hard to believe: There is life.

Starring: Carl Jackson, Alyssa Jones, Ryan Koo, and Camille Marquez
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Spain (Spanish)
Runtime: 80 minutes

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