Finders Keepers – Hollywood Theater
Recovering addict and amputee John Wood finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from Southern entrepreneur Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a grill he bought at an auction and believes it to therefore be his rightful property. Set in rural North Carolina, the oftentimes hilarious, at turns tragic documentary delves into the lives forever changed by the fantastical headlines. Finders Keepers opens on October 2nd at the Hollywood Theater.
Time Out of Mind – Regent Square Theater
Academy Award-nominated writer/director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart) offers a haunting look at life on the streets by immersing viewers in a daily quest to survive. Richard Gere plays George, a man struggling to find food and a place to sleep in New York City. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men’s shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system—until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman (played by Broadway legend Ben Vereen) who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone). Time Out of Mind opens on October 2nd at Regent Square Theater.
He Named Me Malala – Manor Theatre
Acclaimed filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) presents an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the globe. The documentary demonstrates how Malala, her father Zia and her family continue to fight for education for all girls worldwide and provides an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers. He Named Me Malala opens on October 9th at the Manor Theatre.
Coming Home – Regent Square Theater
Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband’s return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife’s memory. Coming Home opens on October 16th at Regent Square Theater.