Independent & Foreign Films

Viola Davis, Garret Dillahunt, and Colin Farrell in “Widows” (2018).

At Eternity’s Gate (PG-13 for mature themes) Willem Dafoe portrays Vincent Van Gogh in this biopic based on the legendary Dutch painter’s letters and on anecdotes about his life. With Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Rupert Friend. (In French and English with subtitles)

Girl (Unrated) Transgender drama about a 15-year-old Belgian girl (Victor Polster), born in a boy’s body, who pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina. Cast includes Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart and Magali Elali. (In French, Flemish and English with subtitles)

Green Book (PG-13 for violence, mature themes, profanity, racial slurs, smoking and suggestive material) Unlikely-buddies dramedy, set in the Sixties, about the friendship forged between a black classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) and his white chauffeur (Viggo Mortensen) driving around the Deep South during Jim Crow segregation. With Linda Cardellini, Don Stark and P.J. Byrne.

The Last Race (Unrated) Poignant portrait of octogenarian Barbara and Jim Cromarty’s struggle to keep the Riverhead Raceway afloat, the only surviving, stock car racetrack of 40 that once flourished on Long Island.

Of Fathers and Sons (Unrated) Eye-opening documentary shot by Syrian Talal Derki who lived with radical Islamists upon returning to his hometown of Homs. (In Arabic with subtitles)

Team Khan (Unrated) Boxing documentary following former world champ Amir Khan on the comeback trail for two years as he trains with hopes of securing a title fight with undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Featuring footage of Lennox Lewis, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao. (In English and Urdu with subtitles)

The World Before Your Feet (Unrated) New York City documentary chronicling peripatetic Matt Green’s 8,000-mile walk around every block in the Big Apple.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13 for action) Second installment in the Harry Potter prequel series revolves around an infamous evil wizard’s (Johnny Depp) attempt to breed a race of pure-blood witches and wizards to rule over all ordinary people. Cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Carmen Ejogo, Jude Law and Zoe Kravitz.

Instant Family (PG-13 for sexuality, profanity, drug references and mature themes) Inspirational comedy recounting a couple’s (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) real-life adjustment to parenthood after adopting three siblings (Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz and Julianna Gamiz) simultaneously. With Octavia Spencer, Joan Cusack and Julie Hagerty.

Widows (R for violence, sexuality, nudity and pervasive profanity) Adaptation of the British TV series of the same name about four gangsters’ wives (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) who, after a botched bank heist, decide to follow in their late husbands’ felonious footsteps. Supporting cast includes Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Daniel Kaluuya. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)

More from Around NYC