Volume VI No. 4
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
Ensemble drama about, among other things, a shady American businessman
who flees with his teen daughter to the Cayman Islands when he gets word
that federal agents are about to arrest him. Written and directed by
Frank E. Flowers. With Orlando Bloom (“Elizabethtown”), Bill
Paxton (“Thunderbirds”), Agnes Bruckner (“Venom”),
Razaaq Adoti (“Black Hawk Down”), Bobby Cannavale (“Happy
Endings”), Zoe Saldana (“Dirty Deeds”), Stephen Dillane
(“The Greatest Game Ever Played,” “Goal! The Dream
Begins”) and Joy Bryant (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’”).
115 min. R: Language; drug use; sexual content; some violence. April
28 limited. Freestyle.
Australian ensemble drama about three friends – an
artist, a photographer and a journalist – struggling
with their issues and personal relationships
over the course of a long weekend. Written
and directed by Sarah Watt. With Justine
Clark (“Danny Deckchair”), William
McInnes, Lisa Flanagan, Anthony Hayes (“Ned
Kelly”), Andrew S. Gilbert (“Ned
Kelly”) and Maggie Dence (“Peter
Pan”). April 7 in New York. Kino.
To The Choir
about a hip-hop star who returns home to
his preacher brother’s church in Harlem so
they can work on their strained relationship.
Charles Randolph-Wright makes his feature directorial
debut from a screenplay by Peter E. Lengyel
and Kevin Heffernan (“Super Troopers,” “Club
Dread”). With Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
(“Get Rich or Die Tryin’”),
Billoah Greene (“Head of State”),
Tichina Arnold (“Big Momma’s House”),
Novella Nelson (“Dear Wendy”) and
Jonathan Lopez. Also known as “On the
One.” PG-13: Language; sex; drug references.
April 14 limited. Freestlyle.
Comedy about a rebellious teen who joins
a gymnastics team and lures her teammates
from their rule-abiding ways. Screenwriter Jessica Bendinger (“Bring It
On,” “The Truth About Charlie,” “First Daughter”)
makes her feature directorial debut from her own script. With Missy Peregrym
(“Catwoman”), Jeff Bridges (“The Door in the Floor”),
Vanessa Lengies (“The Perfect Man”), John Patrick Amedori (“The
Butterfly Effect”), Jon Gries (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Kellan
Lutz (TV’s “The Comeback”) and Gia Carides (“My Big Fat
Greek Wedding”). Flat. PG-13: Some crude remarks. April 21. Buena Vista.
German-language drama about a teen boy in Vienna who comes to learn that his
mother does not make her living as a waitress. Written and directed by Michael
Sturminger. With Chulpan Khamatova (“Goodbye, Lenin!”), Stanislav
Lisnic, Miki Manojlovic, Georg Friedrich (“The Piano Teacher”) and
Bernadette Abendstein. 88 min. April 28 in New York. Picture This!
Drama about an autistic savant pianist who
helps a guitar-playing car thief form a blues
band with a group of convicts at a halfway
house. TV writer Tricia Brock (“Twin
Peaks”) makes her feature directorial
debut from her own screenplay. With Lucas
Black (“Jarhead”), William Lee
Scott (“The Butterfly Effect”),
Mary Kay Place (“Nine Lives”),
Ashley Johnson (“What Women Want”),
Lawrence Lowe (“United States of Leland”),
W. Earl Brown (“Kids in America”)
and Fred Willard (“Harold and Kumar
Go to White Castle”). 95 min. PG-13:
Some language. April 28 limited. Freestyle.
Miles To Go
Documentary about what happens when Ray Romano’s
opening act, Tom Caltabiano, invites a young
film student to document the eight-day car
trip the two comedians take during a stand-up
tour through the South. Directed by Caltabiano.
With Caltabiano, Romano and Roger Lay, Jr.
81 min. April 7 in New York. Thinkfilm
Drama, set in Los Angeles, about a group
of college friends who are reunited for a
wedding. Directed by Matthew Cole Weiss from
a screenplay by Timm Sharp
and Matthew Perniciaro. With James Van Der Beek (“Rules of Attraction”),
Colin Hanks (“King Kong”), Adam Garcia (“Confessions of a Teenage
Drama Queen”), Ethan Embry (“Pizza”), Mena Suvari (“Rumor
Has It”), Melissa Sagemiller (“The Clearing”), Aaron Sanford
(“The Hills Have Eyes”), Jon Abrahams (“Prime”) and Amy
Adams (“Junebug”). 90 min. R: Sexuality; nudity; language; some drug
use. April 21 limited. Freestyle.
Do We Eat?
about a family Passover dinner that goes
awry when the patriarch unwittingly ingests
causing him to hallucinate that he is a modern-day
Moses charged with leading his flock to forgiveness.
Directed by Salvador Litvak from a screenplay
by Litvak and Nina Davidovich. With Michael
Lerner (“Elf”), Lesley Ann Warren
(“Secretary”), Max Greenfield (TV’s “Veronica
Mars”), Mili Avital (“The Human
Stain”), Shiri Appleby (“Undertow”),
Ben Feldman (“The Perfect Man”)
and Adam Lamberg (“The Lizzie Maguire
Movie”). Scope. R: Drug use; language;
some sexual content. April 7 limited; wider
April 21. Thinkfilm.