‘Free Fire’, ‘Somewhere Beautiful’, ‘The Student’
Free Fire (StudioCanal)
Set in Boston, Massachusetts in 1978, Free Fire was directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, High-Rise). A brokered meeting between two Irishmen and a gang selling a stash of guns goes awry. Shots are fired and a heart-stopping game of survival ensues in the process. Expect an ensemble cast including Cillian Murphy (Inception), Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals), Sharlto Copley (District 9), and Brie Larson (Room).
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (Meteor 17 / Crew Neck Productions)
Acclaimed filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) paints John Coltrane as a fully dimensional being in Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane. The documentary is already being called the definitive film about the outside-the-box thinker whose work continues to influence and inspire musicians and many others around the world. Get a sneak peek at the documentary here.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (Altimeter Films)
Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) directs this poignant documentary chronicling the life of writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs (author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities) as she fights to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from destroying historic New York in the 1960s. Uncover the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest heroines.
N.O.L.A Circus (One Million Dollar Film)
The first feature film from newcomer on the block Luc Annest, N.O.L.A is an over-the-top comedy centering on the fierce rivalry between two competing barber shops. When the Klu Klux Klan shows up in the small town on the Mississippi River, all hell breaks loose.
The Student (Under the Milky Way)
Set in contemporary Russia, Kirill Serebrennikov’s The Student sees a teenager (Pyotr Skvortsov) in the midst of an existential crisis that has his mother, schoolmates, and eventually his entire high school turned upside down. His questions range from the bizarre “Can girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis?” to the most controversial, “Does sex education have a place in school?”
Somewhere Beautiful (Bueno Films)
Shot on 16mm and 35mm film, Somewhere Beautiful is the first feature film from Armenian-American director Albert Kodagolian and a love letter to its locations. This intimate and restless tale explores themes of beauty and hope – a glittering gem of world cinema starring French film legend Dominique Pinon (Amélie).