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HALLOWEEN (2018)

Directed By: David Gordon Green
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. 

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner

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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Directed By: Marielle Heller
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Synopsis: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.  

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone, and Anna Deavere Smith

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WILDLIFE

Directed By: Paul Dano
Studio: IFC Films

Official Synopsis: A boy witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.  

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, and Bill Camp

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MID90s

Directed By: Jonah Hill
Studio: A24

Official Synopsis: Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. 

Starring: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston

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GALVESTON

Directed By: Mélanie Laurent
Studio: RLJE Films

Official Synopsis: After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.  

Starring: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges, Lili Reinhart, Robert Aramayo, and Adepero Aduye

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WHAT THEY HAD

Directed By: Elizabeth Chomko
Studio: Bleecker Street

Official Synopsis: Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together. 

Starring: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga, and Josh Lucas

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AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN

Directed By: Jim Hosking
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: Lulu Danger’s unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”  

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry, and Craig Robinson

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THE GUILTY

Directed By: Gustav Möller
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Official Synopsis: A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.  

Starring: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, and Jakob Ulrik Lohmann

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ON HER SHOULDERS

Directed By: Alexandria Bombach
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Official Synopsis: Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. 

Starring: Nadia Murad

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BIG KILL

Directed By: Scott Martin
Studio: Archstone Distribution

Official Synopsis: A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill.  

Starring: Christoph Sanders, Jason Patric, Michael Paré, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Danny Trejo

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TRANSFORMER

Directed By: Michael Del Monte
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to “Janae”. This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society. 

Starring: Janae Marie Kroczaleski

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NIGERIAN PRINCE

Directed By: Faraday Okoro
Studio: AT&T/Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: After being sent to Nigeria against his will, a stubborn Nigerian-American teenager joins forces with an Internet scammer in order to return to the United States.  

Starring: Antonio J. Bell, Bimbo Manuel, Chinaza Uche, Ebbe Bassey, and Tina Mba

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HIGH VOLTAGE

Directed By: Alex Keledjian
Studio: SP Releasing

Official Synopsis: After a lightning strike kills the lead singer of a band, she is resurrected with electrifying special abilities. 

Starring: David Arquette, Luke Wilson, Allie Gonino, Ryan Donowho, and Perrey Reeves

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BRAMPTON’S OWN

Directed By: Michael Doneger
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Official Synopsis: A struggling minor league baseball player retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most – the girl that got away. 

Starring: Alex Russell, Rose McIver, Spencer Grammer, Scott Porter, and Riley Voelkel

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THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

Directed By: Nathaniel Kahn
Studio: Hot & Sunny Productions

Official Synopsis: With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, The Price of Everything dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times–where everything can be bought and sold. 

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SHARKWATER EXTINCTION

Directed By: Rob Stewart
Studio: Sharkwater Productions

Official Synopsis: Sharkwater Extinction is a thrilling, action adventure journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the billion dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and France, to California, Stewart’s third film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade. Sharkwater Extinction is a follow up to the critically acclaimed Sharkwater, Rob Stewart’s first film. Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed, and endangered sharks are now also being used to make products for human consumption. Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late.

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CANIBA

Directed By: Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel
Studio: Grasshopper Film

Official Synopsis: Caniba is a film that reflects on the discomforting significance of cannibalistic desire in human existence through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his mysterious relationship with his brother, Jun Sagawa.  

Starring: Issei Sagawa and Jun Sagawa

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BEAUTY AND THE BEHOLDER

Directed By: LaRon Austin
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: A narcissistic plastic surgeon, who prefers women of a certain high quality, but meets an every day woman who questions his morals, his methods and his meaning to life.  

Starring: Ru Martins, Louisa Torres, and Arabella Ruby

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THE ADVOCATES

Directed By: Remi Kessler
Studio: Cinema Libre Studio

Official Synopsis: THE ADVOCATES is a sweeping look at the history and causes of Los Angeles current homeless crisis and an intimate view of the tireless work of advocates who strive to create better lives for their homeless clients  

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MALICIOUS

Directed By: Michael Winnick
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: A young college professor and his pregnant wife unwittingly release a malevolent entity with murderous intentions.  

Starring: Bojana Novakovic, Josh Stewart, Delroy Lindo, Melissa Bolona, Yvette Yates, Luke Edwards, and Jaqueline Fleming

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CHANGE IN THE AIR

Directed By: Dianne Dreyer
Studio: Screen Media Films

Official Synopsis: When a beguiling young woman moves in next door, a quiet neighborhood is awakened, bringing people face to face with their secrets and, ultimately, themselves.  

Starring: Mary Beth Hurt, Aidan Quinn, Peter Gerety, M. Emmet Walsh, Rachel Brosnahan, and Macy Gray

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THE SUPER

Directed By: Stephan Rick
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.  

Starring: Patrick John Flueger, Val Kilmer, Louisa Krause, Mattea Conforti, and Taylor Richardson

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LATE LIFE: THE CHEIN-MING WANG STORY

Directed By: Frank W Chen & Tommy Yu
Studio: Passion River Films

Official Synopsis: The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader, World Series Champion, Olympian, Time 100 Most Influential, and The Pride of Taiwan. He had it all — until a 2008 injury forever altered the course of his career. Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story — named after the late sinking action on his signature pitch — follows the rise and fall of the international icon as he fights his way back into the Major Leagues through endless rehab programs and lengthy stints away from home, carrying the weight of the world on his battered shoulder. A poignant and intimate account of Wang’s steadfast quest, Late Life tells the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go. 

Starring: Chien-Ming Wang

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ZOE AND THE ASTRONAUT

Directed By: Eke Chukwu
Studio: Sahara Road

Official Synopsis: Zoe has suffered with Leukemia her whole life. When her condition worsens, she’s given months to live. One day, a Young Astronaut crash lands near her home. Zoe spends her last days showing the Astronaut the wonders of Planet Earth.

Starring: Kirsten Foster, Max Scully, Ian Reddington, Lisa Moorish, and Sapphire Joy

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THE WALDHEIM WALTZ

Directed By: Ruth Beckermann
Studio: Menemsha Films

Official Synopsis: A biographical drama film about Kurt Josef Waldheim, former UN Secretary General and the controversy of his participation and role in the Nazi regime during WW II.  

Starring: Kurt Waldheim

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SOMM 3

Directed By: Jason Wise
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Synopsis: In 1976, Steven Spurrier held the Judgment of Paris, a blind tasting where American wines beat out the classic French wines and put wine on a global platform. Wine critics like Jancis Robinson, one of the most prolific wine writers, started to influence what wine people drank. And then there’s Fred Dame, father of the restaurant wine list and the man that made the sommelier profession what it is today. In SOMM 3, these three legends of the industry sit down in Paris to taste the rarest bottles of their careers. Meanwhile, Dustin Wilson gathers the greatest blind tasters of today in New York City for a secret tasting similar to the original Judgment of Paris, with the goal to see if any of the world’s Pinot Noirs can stand up to the greatest Burgundies of France. In the end, both tastings cross with results that could change the world of wine forever. 

Starring: Steven Spurrier, Jancis Robinson, Fred Dame, and Dustin Wilson

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HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY

Directed By: John Anderson
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: Grammy-nominated filmmaker John Anderson’s Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story is a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. Through his music and words, along with first‐hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him, Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest blues harmonica player of all time. 

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NOWHERE MIND

Directed By: Ben Nissen
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: Ivan uses experimental meditation to induce out-of-body experiences that might make it possible for him to escape a mysterious illness. His training takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself getting between the marital engagement of two old friends, Emily and John. Unaware of Ivan’s secret relationship with his fiancé, John invites Ivan to go on a hiking trip with him. In order to keep up appearances, Ivan agrees to go along. On the trip, John grows ever more suspicious of Ivan’s intentions with Emily. A dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues that might provide Ivan an unexpected route to a cure. 

Starring: Patriac Coakley, Casey Searles, Andrew Graves, Joette Waters, Armando Reyes, and David Scott Crawford

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THE LEGEND OF THE HALLOWAIIAN

Directed By: Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Studio: Viva Pictures

Official Synopsis: It is Hallowaiian on the Big Island of Hawaii, so excitement and mischief are in the air. Three young friends, Kai, Eddie and Leilani uncover a mysterious idol in a secret cave whilst catching some waves at sunset. They quickly uncover that they’ve unleashed an ancient evil upon the island in the form of a giant pineapple headed monster. The kids find help in some mystical friends and discover that in order to vanquish the evil, Kai must uncover his heritage, and believe the ancient stories of his ancestors. 

Starring: Vanessa L. Williams, Noah Schnapp, Tia Carrere, Mark Dacascos, Teilor Grubbs, and Kiefer O’Reilly

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REACH

Directed By: Leif Rokesh
Studio: Autumn Bailey Entertainment

Official Synopsis: A socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano, is planning on killing himself. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven’s plans are sidetracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger relationships with his father, friends and teachers. The boys form an inseparable bond as Clarence finds creative ways to pull Steven out of his depression. 

Starring: Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww, Joey Bragg, Bojesse Christopher, Corbin Bernsen, and Concetta Tomei

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VIRAL BEAUTY

Directed By: David Tyson Lam
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: After posting a brash dating ad online, Marsha Day is thrown into the limelight when Perez Hilton shares the video with his legion of followers. Becoming a viral hit, Marsha is scooped up by a talent manager who creates a hit online channel based on Marsha’s life and shenanigans. But as Marsha gains fame and fortune, she is forced to wrestle with her sense of identity in a celebrity-obsessed world. Things become hotter and more complicated when she’s wooed by a handsome fitness entrepreneur who challenges her ideas of a fairy tale romance. Starring real Youtubers and innovatively told, Viral Beauty is an innovative tech-comedy not to be missed.

Starring: Casey Killoran, Perez Hilton, Mark Junek, Ruibo Qian, Emma Willmann, and Nicola Foti

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BREWMASTER

Directed By: Douglas Tirola
Studio: The Orchard

Official Synopsis: This documentary spotlights the personalities behind the craft beer “renaissance” in America. It focuses on a New York lawyer who aspires to open his own brewery, and a brewer studying to pass an intimidating test to gain the title of Master Cicerone.

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THE LOST VILLAGE

Directed By: Roger Paradiso
Studio: First Run Features

Official Synopsis: In Greenwich Village there is Debt Slavery and prostitution at NYU due to high tuition and fees for students. NYU and other Land Lords are changing the character of the Bohemian Village due to outrageous rents and pass along real estate taxes. 

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TRAVEL BAN: MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AGAIN

Directed By: Sam Chouia
Studio: Melrose Films

Official Synopsis: Travel Ban is about being brown and an immigrant in America, seen through the eyes of comedians of Middle Eastern background. 

Starring: Aron Kader, Maz Jobrani, and Ahmed Ahmed

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FAIL STATE

Directed By: Alexander Shebanow
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington, DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them drowning in student loan debt with worthless degrees. 

Starring: Gibson Frazier

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AMERICAN DEEP STATE

Directed By: Bernie Olaf
Studio: Strasson Group

Official Synopsis: Writer-director Bernie Olaf’s documentary explores the theory that American presidents and administrations are answerable to a shadow government that is deeply entrenched within Washington bureaucratic institutions. It features interviews with several notable American politicians and civil servants such as Joe Biden, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, James Comey, and Jeb Bush. 

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