Trumbo – Manor Theatre
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. This biodrama from director Jay Roach tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Trumbo opens on November 6th at the Manor Theatre.
Nasty Baby – Hollywood Theater
Freddy (Sebastian Silva) and his boyfriend Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly (Kristen Wiig). Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a father. Polly is a family practitioner who is more interested in having a baby than having a man. Mo is hesitant about the entire idea, especially when Polly isn’t having success with Freddyʼs sperm and the donor responsibility shifts to him. Set almost entirely in the multicultural vibrancy of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the trio navigates the idea of creating life, when they are confronted by unexpected harassment from particularly aggressive neighborhood man, nicknamed The Bishop (Reg E. Cathey). As their clashes become increasingly aggressive, someone is bound to get hurt. Nasty Baby opens on November 9th at the Hollywood Theater.
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie – Hollywood Theater
Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories. When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie opens on November 10th at the Hollywood Theater.
The Wonders – Regent Square Theater
Twelve-year-old Gelsomina runs her unconventional Italian family with her three younger sisters working under her watchful eye. Together they keep the bees and make the honey on their father’s farm, oblivious to the outside world. Whilst all around them the countryside is being burnt up by pesticides and rural life is falling apart, a TV show competition arrives from the city offering a cash prize and a luxury cruise for a family that can prove it’s the most traditionally Italian. Gelsomina wants to participate in the contest, but her father is too consumed with work to consider his daughter’s dream. They work tirelessly to expand the bee colonies and even take on help – a delinquent German boy from a youth rehabilitation exchange program. But as tension mounts between her father and the boy, Gelsomin realizes her family will never be the same. The Wonders opens on November 27th at the Regent Square Theater.
The Assassin – Harris Theater
In 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from the family of a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth as an exceptional assassin, with orders to kill her former betrothed. She must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed feelings in a choice to sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. The Assassin opens on November 27th at the Harris Theater.