Generation Wealth – Regent Square Theater
Director Lauren Greenfield’s (The Queen of Versailles) postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously photographic journey, memoir, and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late-stage capitalism, narcissism and greed. Generation Wealth opens on August 3 at the Regent Square Theater.
Skate Kitchen – Manor Theater
In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Skate Kitchen opens on August 10 at the Manor Theater.
Elizabeth Harvest – Harris Theater
Elizabeth (Abbey Lee), a beautiful young newlywed, arrives at the palatial estate of her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds). Ensconced in modernist luxury with an obedient—if slightly unsettling—house staff (Carla Gugino and Matthew Beard), she has seemingly everything she could want. But one mystery tantalizes her: what is behind the locked door to Henry’s laboratory that he has forbidden her to enter? When an inquisitive Elizabeth dares to find out, everything she thought she knew about her husband—and about herself—will change. The film casts a spell of creeping Gothic menace as it unravels a disturbing tale of identity, obsession, and twisted love. Elizabeth Harvest opens on August 24 at the Harris Theater.