ANTICIPATED FALL MOVIES

Call Jane

Director: Phyllis Nagy

Writer(s): Haley Schore, Roshan Sethi

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku, Kate Mara

Genre: Drama/History

Plot Summary: A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can’t get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find help.

Premieres: October 28th

Armageddon Time

Director: James Gray

Writer(s): James Gray

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Anthony Hopkins

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

Premieres: November 4th

The Menu

Director: Mark Mylod

Writer(s): Seth Reiss, Will Tracy

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, John Leguizamo, Aimee Carrero, Janet McTeer

Genre: Comedy/Horror/Thriller

Plot Summary: A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Premieres: November 18th

The Inspection

Director: Elegance Bratton

Writer(s): Elegance Bratton

Starring: Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, Bokeem Woodbine, Raul Castillo

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside.

Premieres: November 18th

The Fabelmans

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer(s): Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

Starring: Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Judd Hirsch, Seth Rogen, Jeannie Berlin

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.

Premieres: November 23rd

Devotion

Director: J.D. Dillard

Writer(s): Jake Crane, Jonathan Stewart

Starring: Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Serinda Swan, Thomas Sadoski, Joseph Cross

Genre: Action/Drama/War

Plot Summary: A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.

Premieres: November 23rd

Empire of Light

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer(s): Sam Mendes

Starring: Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Ron Cook, Monica Dolan, Michael Weard

Genre: Drama/Romance

Plot Summary: Two movie theater employees grappling with their own demons fall desperately for each other.

Premieres: December 9th

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Writer(s): Anthony McCarten

Starring: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Tamara Tunie, Clarke Peters, Ashton Sanders, Nafesa Williams

Genre: Biography/Drama/Music

Plot Summary: The joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Premieres: December 21st

Till

Director: Chinonye Chukwu

Writer(s): Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, Chinonye Chukwu

Starring: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Jamie Renell, Whoopi Goldberg

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: In 1955, after Emmett Till is murdered in a brutal lynching, his mother vows to expose the racism behind the attack while working to have those involved brought to justice.

Premieres: October 28th

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Director: Ryan Coogler

Writer(s): Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Starring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Tenoch Huerta, Danai Gurira

Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama

Plot Summary: The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa.

Premieres: November 11th

She Said

Director: Maria Schrader

Writer(s): Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Jennifer Ehle

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Premieres: November 18th

Bones and All

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Writer(s): David Kajganich

Starring: Taylor Russell, Timothee Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Chloe Sevigny, David Gordon Green

Genre: Drama/Horror/Romance

Plot Summary: Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

Premieres: November 23rd

The Whale

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writer(s): Samuel D. Hunter

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton, Sathya Sridharan

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: A reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

Premieres: December 9th

Avatar: The Way of Water

Director: James Cameron

Writer(s): James Cameron, Rick Jaffa

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Michele Yeoh, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

Plot Summary: Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.

Premieres: December 16th

Babylon

Director: Damien Chazelle

Writer(s): Damien Chazelle

Starring: Diego Calva, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde, Samara Weaving, Eric Roberts

Genre: Comedy/Drama/History

Plot Summary: A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Premieres: December 23rd

Women Talking

Director: Sarah Polley

Writer(s): Sarah Polley

Starring: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jesse Buckley, Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Emily Mitchell

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Based on the novel by Miriam Toews.

Premieres: December 25th

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