Films Coming Soon

Friday, March 01, 2019

[PÁJAROS DE VERANO]

2018 Oscar® Selection, Colombia

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, the creative team behind 2015's Oscar®-nominated EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, return with this inspired mob epic for the ages — a completely fresh take on the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as told through the story of an indigenous Wayúu family. In the 1970s, as an American-fueled marijuana boom hits Colombia, farmers quickly turn into seasoned businessmen and, in the Guajira desert, one Wayúu clan takes a leading role. But as greed, passion and honor blend together over the decades, the family's unity, their lives and their ancestral traditions are all put at stake. DIR/PROD Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra; SCR Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; PROD Katrin Pors. Colombia/Denmark/Mexico, 2018, color, 125 min. In English, Spanish and Wayúu with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family. From Academy Award®-winning director Sebastián Lelio (DISOBEDIENCE, A FANTASTIC WOMAN, GLORIA) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing. With Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rita Wilson and Barbara Sukowa. DIR/SCR/PROD Sebastián Lelio; SCR Alice Johnson Boher; PROD Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín. U.S., 2018, color, 102 min. RATED R

No AFI Member passes accepted.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Oslo, 1987. Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin, SCREAM 4, SIGNS) is determined to escape his traditional upbringing, and becomes fixated on creating "true Norwegian black metal" with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality begin to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these lords of chaos. Based on a true story; co-starring Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira and Valter Skarsgård. "A pitch-perfect black-metal dramedy about real-life head-bangers who lost their minds." – Variety. DIR/SCR Jonas Åkerlund; SCR Dennis Magnusson, from the book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind; PROD Jack Arbuthnott, Jim Czarnecki, Kwesi Dickson, Danny Gabai, Erik Gordon, Kai-Lu Hsiung, Ko Mori, Fredrik Zander. UK/Sweden, 2018, color, 118 min. RATED R

No AFI Member passes accepted.

Friday, March 01, 2019

[TITO E OS PÁSSAROS]

TITO AND THE BIRDS is an animated adventure about a little boy and his journey to save the world. Tito, a shy 10-year-old boy, lives in a world on the brink of pandemic. Fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his father's past research, that there may be a way to utilize the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. His father was forced to leave when Tito was only six, and the struggle to find a cure becomes linked with the search to find his father again, along with his own identity. Part action, part drama, Tito's journey is at once an uplifting and insightful adventure about a boy fighting to find out what is right and to learn how to overcome his own fear. DIR/SCR/PROD Gustavo Steinberg; DIR Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto; SCR Eduardo Benaim; PROD Daniel Greco, Felipe Sabino. Brazil, 2018, color, 73 min. NOT RATED; recommended for ages 11+

No AFI Member passes accepted.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Idris Elba's powerful directorial debut centers on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen) who has never fully recovered from the murder of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary), committed during his childhood. D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path," he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution — a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham). DIR Idris Elba; SCR Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman, from the novel by Victor Headley; PROD Gina Carter, Robin Gutch. UK, 2018, color, 101 min. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.