OCTOBER 21, 2022

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Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Black Adam

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods–and imprisoned just as quickly–Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Mo Amer, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, intense action and some language)
Country: USA | Canada | New Zealand | Hungary (English)
Runtime: 125 minutes

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Directed By: Ol Parker

Studio: Universal Pictures

Ticket to Paradise

Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. From Working Title, Smokehouse Pictures and Red Om Films, Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Daniel Pipski. Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Maxime Bouttier, and Lucas Bravo
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language and brief suggestive material)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Studio: Searchlight Pictures

The Banshees of Inisherin

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm, who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán and troubled young islander Dominic, endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violent content and brief graphic nudity)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Directed By: Tobias Lindholm

Studio: Netflix

The Good Nurse

Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, and Noah Emmerich
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Rating: R (for language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 121 minutes

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Directed by: Michael Grandage

Studio: Amazon Studios

My Policeman

A beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and changing social conventions, My Policeman follows three young people — policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) — as they embark on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain. Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling with longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past. Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, director Michael Grandage carves a visually transporting, heart-stopping portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, liberty, and forgiveness.

Starring: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett
Genre: Drama | Romance
Rating: R (for sexual content)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 113 minutes

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Directed By: Charlotte Wells

Studio: A24

Aftersun

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t, in Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film.

Starring: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio and Celia Rowlson-Hall
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for some language and brief sexual material)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Thomas Wright

Studio: Netflix

The Stranger

A friendship forms between two strangers. For Henry Teague (Sean Harris), worn down by a lifetime of physical labor, this is a dream come true. His new friend Mark (Joel Edgerton) becomes his savior and ally. However, neither is who they appear to be, each carry secrets that threaten to ruin them — and in the background, one of the nation’s largest police operations is closing in.

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Jada Alberts, and Steve Mouzakis
Genre: Crime | Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: TV-MA
Country: Australia (English)
Runtime: 117 minutes

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Directed By: K. Asher Levin

Studio: The Avenue

Slayers

A group of superstar influencers are drawn to a reclusive billionaire’s mansion only to find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire. The only way out is to be saved by a famous online gamer and an old school vampire hunter.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Kara Hayward, Jack Donnelly, Lydia Hearst, Malin Akerman, and Abigail Breslin
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 88 minutes

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Directed By: Valentina De Amicis & Riccardo Spinotti

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Where Are You

A grieving photographer searches through the eyes of his girlfriend through the eyes of his subconscious. Where Are You is the story of a famous fashion photographer, Nicolas Yarna, who struggles with his creativity. Now adrift and isolated, a mysterious phone call from a stranger lures Nicolas into a fever dream-like journey in search of his girlfriend, Matilda. This forces Nicolas to discover his own truth, a truth he was once renowned for capturing in his celebrated photography.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Camille Rowe, Madeline Brewer, Angela Sarafyan, Mickey Sumner and Ray Nicholson
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Directed By: Nyla Innuksuk

Studio: RLJE Films + Shudder

Slash/Back

Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, SLASH/BACK opens as the village wakes up to a typical summer day. No School, no cool boys (well… except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang.

Starring: Kristian Bruun, Shaun Benson, Tasiana Shirley, and Nalajoss Ellsworth
Genre: Adventure | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Henry Selick

Studio: Netflix

Wendell & Wild

From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) — who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot — a tough teen with a load of guilt — to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.

Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Angela Bassett, Lyric Ross, James Hong, and Ving Rhames
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic material, violence, substance use and brief strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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Directed By: Shaunak Sen

Studio: Sideshow + Submarine Deluxe

All That Breathes

In one of the world’s most populated cities, cows, rats, monkeys, frogs, and hogs jostle cheek-by-jowl with people. Here, two brothers fall in love with a bird — the black kite. From their makeshift bird hospital in their tiny basement, the “kite brothers” care for thousands of these mesmeric creatures that drop daily from New Delhi’s smog-choked skies. As environmental toxicity and civil unrest escalate, the relationship between this Muslim family and the neglected kite forms a poetic chronicle of the city’s collapsing ecology and rising social tensions.

Starring: Salik Rehman, Mohammad Saud, and Nadeem Shehzad
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: India | UK | USA (Hindi)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Edward Drake

Studio: Lionsgate

Detective Knight: Rogue

Bruce Willis stars as veteran Detective James Knight, dedicated to navigating the demanding streets of Los Angeles, in this thrilling first of a trilogy of films. As the city prepares for Halloween, mask-wearing armed robbers critically wound Knight’s partner (Lochlyn Munro) in a shootout following a heist. With Knight in hot pursuit, the bandits flee L.A. for New York, where the detective’s dark past collides with his present case and threatens to tear his world apart… unless redemption can claim Knight first.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Lochlyn Munro, Beau Mirchoff, Corey Large, and Johnny Messner
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for pervasive language, violence, and some drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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Directed By: Tommy Boulding

Studio: Saban Films

Hunted

A gang of young thieves in the midst of a home robbery get more than they bargained for when they are captured by the property owners. Attacked and bound by their captors, they are spirited away from the home and released in the middle of nowhere tracked, hunted and to be killed like animals. Pursued by bloodhounds and a heavily armed family, the resourceful thieves will not die without a fight. Hunted is a seriously suspenseful action-thriller.

Starring: Samantha Bond, Malachi Pullar-Latchman, James Lance, Hannah Traylen, and Nick Moran
Genre: Action | Horror | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Directed By: Margaret Brown

Studio: Netflix

Descendant

Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown (“The Order of Myths”, “The Great Invisible”) returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to document the search for and historic discovery of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying enslaved Africans. After a century of secrecy and speculation, the 2019 discovery of the ship turns attention toward the descendant community of Africatown and presents a moving portrait of a community actively grappling with and fighting to preserve their heritage while examining what justice looks like today.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary | History
Rating: PG (for thematic material, brief language and smoking images)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Directed By: Ben Steiner

Studio: Hulu

Matriarch

After an overdose nearly takes her life, Laura Birch escapes from the high-stakes pressure of the advertising world to return to her roots. Accepting an invitation home from her estranged mother, Laura hopes the time away in the secluded English village will help calm the demons raging inside of her. She soon discovers that the locals of the town are all protecting an unspeakably dark secret–a secret that involves not only her mother but her own terrifying destiny as well.

Starring: Jemima Rooper, Kate Dickie, Sarah Paul, and Simon Meacock
Genre: Horror
Rating: TV-MA
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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Directed By: Paul Feig

Studio: Netflix

The School for Good and Evil

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil.

Starring: Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Kerry Washington, and Cate Blanchett
Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and action, and some frightening images)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 147 minutes

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Directed By: Flying Lotus, Maggie Levin, Tyler MacIntyre, Johannes Roberts, Joseph Winter, & Vanessa Winter

Studio: Shudder

V/H/S/99

V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. In V/H/S/99, a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.

Starring: Steven Ogg, Ally Ioannides, Emily Sweet, Melanie Stone, and Sonya Eddy
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Directed By: Johanna Hamilton & Yoruba Richen

Studio: Peacock

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which is based on the bestselling biography by Jeanne Theoharis and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, expands the record on Rosa Parks’ overlooked accomplishments and the importance of her drive and fight to overcome racial injustices and rampant inequalities. In short, what we are taught in school about Rosa Parks is a mere fraction of the full story about who she truly was.

Starring: Patrisse Cullors, LisaGay Hamilton, Ericka Huggins, Rosa Parks, and Bryan Stevenson
Genre: Documentary
Rating: TV-PG
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Sean McNamara

Studio: SP Media Group

Dangerous Game: The Legacy Murders

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Vikings) and Academy Award® Winner Jon Voight (Coming Home) star in this nailbitingly suspenseful thriller filled with twists and turns. A family reunion at a remote mansion takes a lethal turn when they are trapped inside and forced to play a deadly survival game where only one will make it out alive.

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Will Sasso, Jon Voight, Laura Mennell, and Megan Charpentier
Genre: Horror | International | Thriller
Rating: R (for strong violence, gore, and language throughout)
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Amy Bandlien Storkel & Bryan Storkel

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

The Pez Outlaw

Steve Glew spent the 1990s smuggling rare pez dispensers into the USA from Eastern Europe, making millions of dollars. It was all magical until his arch-nemesis, The Pezident decided to destroy him.

Starring: Eric Leukert, Jim Blaine, Katie Chrzanowski, and Steven J. Glew
Genre: Documentary | Comedy | Family | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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Directed By: Bradley Katzen

Studio: Level 33 Entertainment

The Domestic

Set in a single-location, an upper-class, married couple hire the daughter of their recently deceased housekeeper as their new helper, only for things to take a dark and macabre turn when she tries to destroy them from within.

Starring: Faith Baloyi, Amanda Du-Pont, Kudi Maradzika, and Tumisho Masha
Genre: Horror | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Africa (English)
Runtime: 116 minutes

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Directed By: Nina Menkes

Studio: Kino Lorber

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

Brainwashed is based on director Nina Menkes’s cinematic presentation, Sex and Power, the Visual Language of Cinema, that uses film clips by A-list directors from the 1940s through to the present, to show how the visual grammar of cinema contributes to conditions that create discriminatory hiring practice, pay inequity and a pervasive environment of sexual harassment in the film industry and beyond.

Starring: Rhiannon Aarons, Kathleen Antonia, Rosanna Arquette, Lara Dale, and Julie Dash
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 117 minutes

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Directed By: Ferit Karahan

Studio: Altered Innocence

Brother’s Keeper

Yusuf and his best friend Memo are Kurdish pupils at a boarding school secluded in the Anatolian mountains. When Memo falls mysteriously ill, Yusuf is forced to struggle through the bureaucratic obstacles put up by the school’s repressive authorities to try to help him. When the adults finally understand the seriousness of Memo’s condition and try to get him to the hospital, the school is cut off from the world by a heavy snowfall. With no way out and now desperate to find help, teachers and pupils engage in a blame game where grudges, feelings of guilt and hidden secrets emerge, as time ticks mercilessly on.

Starring: Samet Yildiz, Ekin Koç, Mahir Ipek, and Melih Selcuk
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Turkey | Romania (Turkish & Kurdish)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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Directed By: Christopher Otwell & Graham Suorsa

Studio: HBO Max

The Fastest Woman on Earth

Filmed over more than seven years beginning in 2013, THE FASTEST WOMAN ON EARTH chronicles the extraordinary life of professional racer and TV personality Jessi Combs. Approached by a predominately male team of aviation enthusiasts to be the driver of a custom car built from a repurposed fighter jet, Jessi’s dream of breaking land speed records is suddenly within reach — but at what cost? As her body and relationships suffer, Jessi continues to strive for the “fastest woman” title, confronting each obstacle with unparalleled courage and audacity. Seamlessly blending inspiration and heartbreak with joy and tragedy, this feature documentary throws viewers directly into the cockpit for Jessi’s exceptional endeavor — and the price that she ultimately paid for success.

Starring: Jessi Combs and Kitty O’Neil
Genre: Documentary | Sport
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Dagmawi Abebe, Víctor Alonso-Berbel, Roy Arwas, Hannah Bang, Christopher Beaton, Agazi Desta, Tiffany Kontoyiannis-Guillen, Zoë Alyce Salnave, Ernesto Sandoval, & Sabina Vajraca

Studio: Lightyear Entertainment

Voodoo MacBeth

1936 Harlem is a neighborhood battered by economic strife and hardship. With FDR’s New Deal providing funding for the Federal Theatre Project’s Negro Unit, director Rose McClendon convinces co-director John Houseman to help her bring Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” to the Harlem community at the Lafayette Theater — with an all-Black cast. They choose for their groundbreaking production a gifted but untested 21-year-old director by the name of Orson Welles, whose reimagined Haitian vision for the Scottish play is as daring and fresh as the cast and crew themselves.

Starring: Inger Tudor, Jewell Wilson Bridges, June Schreiner, and Jeremy Tardy
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Directed By: Matthew Gentile

Studio: Saban Films

American Murderer

Based on a true story, this riveting thriller follows Jason Derek Brown (Tom Pelphrey), a charismatic con man bankrolling his extravagant lifestyle through a series of scams. On Brown’s trail: Lance Leising (Ryan Phillippe), a dogged FBI special agent determined to put Brown behind bars. When Brown’s funds run low and his past catches up with him, he plots his most elaborate scheme yet, pitting himself against Leising in a deadly game of cat and mouse — and becoming the most unlikely and elusive fugitive on the FBI’s most-wanted list.

Starring: Tom Pelphrey, Ryan Phillippe, Idina Menzel, Jacki Weaver, Paul Schneider, Shantel VanSanten, Moises Arias, and Kevin Corrigan
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Rating: R (for pervasive language, drug use, some sexual content/nudity and violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 120 minutes

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Directed By: Alika Tengan

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Every Day in Kaimukī

A young man is determined to give his life meaning outside of Kaimuki, the small Hawaiian town where he grew up, even if it means leaving everything he’s ever known and loved behind.

Starring: Reanna Barboza, Jordan Cheng, Joshua Co, Tyler Ebisuya, and Lisette Marie Flanary
Genre: Drama | Music
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 81 minutes

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Directed By: Kathlyn Horan

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

The Return of Tanya Tucker

Decades after Tanya Tucker slipped from the spotlight, music star Brandi Carlile takes it upon herself to write an entire album for her hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, spurring the greatest comeback in country music history.

Starring: Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Directed By: Patricia Gillespie

Studio: MTV Documentary Films

The Fire that Took Her

An exploration of the murder trial for Judy Malinowski.

Starring: Judy Malinowski
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Directed By: Steven Keller, Haley Bishop, Mark Pritchard, Kimberley Elizabeth, Jason Wilkinson, Michael Galvan, Sebastien Bazile, Nichole Carlson, Wes Driver, Baraka Noel, & Jason Ragosta

Studio: Dark Sky Films

Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology

Conceived and curated entirely on the popular, audio-based social media platform Clubhouse, SINPHONY: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology features a group of international filmmakers each exploring a character dealing with tragedy caused by a supernatural entity.

Starring: Stella Stocker, Haley Bishop, Michael Pearson, Amelia Macisaac, Kristine Gerolaga, Steve Hay, Donna Louise Bryan, and Molly Ratermann
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Directed By: Toby Amies

Studio: Monoduo Films

In the Court of the Crimson King

What began as a straightforward documentary about the cult rock band King Crimson as it turned 50, mutated into an exploration of time, death, family, and the transcendent power of music to change lives. But with jokes.

Starring: Toby Amies, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Mel Collins
Genre: Documentary | Comedy | Horror | International | Music
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Matthew Reithmayr

Studio: Integrity Releasing

Paul’s Promise

Set in the peak of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, Paul’s Promise is the inspiring true story of Paul Holderfield, former racist firefighter-turned-pastor who started one of the first integrated churches in the American South. It’s one man’s journey to hope and healing during a troubled time in our Nation’s history that resulted in one man’s decision to serve God and stand up to injustice — a story that continues to make a huge impact on the community to this day.

Starring: Ryan O’Quinn, Linda Purl, Shari Rigby, and Josef Cannon
Genre: Drama | Family
Rating: PG (for thematic material including racism and domestic violence, language, some violence and smoking)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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