Independent & Foreign Films

Independent & Foreign Films
Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson in “The Best of Enemies” (2019).

Amazing Grace (G) 1972 concert flick featuring Aretha Franklin performing gospel songs with the choir of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts. With Clara Ward, Bernard Purdie, Reverends James Cleveland and C.L. Franklin, and Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts.

Berserk (Unrated) Suspense thriller about a fading movie star (Nick Cannon) whose attempt to produce his BFF’s (Rhys Wakefield) zombie script turns tragic when there’s a death on the set. With James Roday, Erin Moriarty and Dolly Gray.

Billboard (Unrated) Radio waves drama about a DJ (John Robinson) who devises a plan to save his struggling station by hosting a billboard sitting contest. Cast includes Eric Roberts, Heather Matarazzo and Darlene Cates.

High Life (R for profanity, violence, sexual assault and graphic nudity) Futuristic sci-fi thriller about an ex-con astronaut (Robert Pattinson) and his test tube baby daughter (Scarlett Lindsey) who are the sole survivors of a crew aboard a spaceship on a mission to a black hole. With Juliette Binoche, Andre’ Benjamin and Victor Banjeree.

Peterloo (PG-13 for a scene depicting violence and chaos) Seven-time, Oscar-nominee Mike Leigh wrote and directed this historical drama, set in 1819, recounting the British cavalry’s massacre in Manchester of peaceful, pro-democracy demonstrators. Co-starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Rachel Finnegan.

The Public (PG-13 for nudity, profanity, mature themes and suggestive content) Civil rights saga, set in Cincinnati, chronicling a battle between the homeless and the police over access to the library during a cold snap. Ensemble cast includes Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Gabrielle Union and Christian Slater.

The Wind (Unrated) Western horror flick set on the plains frontier where a settler (Caitlin Gerard) is being slowly driven crazy by her haunted homestead. With Miles Anderson, Dylan McTee and Ashley Zukerman.


The Best of Enemies (PG-13 for violence, mature themes, racial epithets and a sexual reference) Unlikely-buddies drama, set in Durham, North Carolina in the Sixties, based on Osha Gray Davidson’s best seller of the same name recounting the unlikely, real-life friendship forged between a Ku Klux Klansman (Sam Rockwell) and a civil rights activist (Taraji P. Henson) on opposing sides of a protracted school desegregation fight. With Anne Heche, Wes Bentley and Bruce McGill.

Pet Sematary (R for profanity, violence and bloody images) Remake of the 1989 horror film based on the Stephen King best seller about a doctor (Jason Clarke) who discovers a mysterious burial ground in the woods near his new home, after relocating his family from Boston to Maine. Principal cast includes Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jete Laurence, Lucas Lavoie and Hugo Lavoie.

Shazam! (PG-13 for profanity, intense action and suggestive material) Adaptation of the DC Comics series about a street-smart, 14 year-old orphan (Asher Angel) who morphs into a superhero just by shouting “Shazam!” Origins tale finds him learning to harness his powers with the help of his foster brother (Jack Dylan Grazer) prior to a showdown with a proverbial evil wizard (Mark Strong) bent on world domination. Ensemble cast includes Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Meagan Good, Adam Brody and Michelle Borth.

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