Its Friday, September 24, and opening in theaters are independent films I’m Your Man; Surge; Apache Junction; the Russian language drama Chernobyl 1986 along with the documentary films Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness and Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan.
Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan
Directed by Patrick Trefz
Man in the Field profiles pioneering American multimedia artist and chef Jim Denevan, revealing the personal and circumstantial struggles behind his myriad and mysterious artistic gifts. As Jim battles to overcome an onswell of mental illness in his family, he creates a body of inimitable work. His canvases are twofold: he makes land art, epic geometric formations. And he creates dinners that transcend the experience of what we know as a meal. Both forms of expression originate from Jim’s need for both community and solitude; both touch people, including the artist, in unexpected ways.
OPENS – FRIDAY 9/24
New York – Angelika Film Center
Los Angeles – Laemmle Monica Film Center
Palm Springs / Rancho Mirage – Palm Springs Cultural Center
Cleveland – Cleveland Cinematheque
Davis – Davis Varsity
Patchoque / Long Island – Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
I’m Your Man
Directed by Maria Schrader
Starring Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw, Wolfgang Hübsch, Annika Meier, Falilou Seck, Jürgen Tarrach, Henriette Richter-Röhl, Monika Oschek
In order to obtain funds for her research, Alma (Maren Eggert) is persuaded to participate in an extraordinary study. For three weeks she is required to live with Tom (Dan Stevens), a humanoid robot designed to be the perfect life partner for her, tailored to her character and needs. I’m Your Man is a playful romance about relationships, love, and what it means to be human in the modern age.
Directed by Aneil Karia
Starring Ben Whishaw
Joseph (Ben Whishaw) is trapped in a soulless job, living a life devoid of emotion and meaning. After an impulsive act of rebellion, Joseph unleashes a wilder version of himself. He is propelled on a reckless journey through London, ultimately experiencing what it feels like to be alive. Whishaw won the Special Jury Award for his role in the film at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Justin Lee
Starring Stuart Townsend, Trace Adkins, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ed Morrone, Victoria Pratt and Thomas Jane
Apache Junction is an outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. After big-city reporter Annabelle Angel (Scout Taylor-Compton) arrives to write an article on the town, she becomes a target when notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford (Stuart Townsend) comes to her aid. Now Annabelle must entrust her future to a man with a deadly past, as Jericho heads toward a tense showdown in this thrilling Western that unloads a double-barreled blast of action. Costarring country music superstar Trace Adkins and Thomas Jane.
Directed by Danila Kozlovsky
Starring Danila Kozlovsky, Oksana Akinshina, Filipp Avdeyev, Ravshana Kurkova, Nikolay Kozak, Maksim Blinov, Igor Chernevich, Artur Beschastnyy, Samvel Tadevosian, Dmitry Matveyev, Ura Aleksandr Alyabyev, Nikolay Samsonov, Nick Pavel Davydov, Nikita Karpinsky
After the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant number 4, the USSR and all of Europe is faced with an even greater threat – a possible steam explosion that would eject even more radioactive material into the atmosphere over the entire continent. Firefighter Alexey volunteers for what seems like a suicide mission: manually drain the plant’s reservoir before the melting reactor collapses into it. Risking their lives in service to their country, Alexey and his colleagues must navigate the labyrinthine passages of the plant’s underground, facing danger at every turn from the facility’s quickly failing infrastructure. With time running out, and the fate of all of Europe hanging in the balance, this team of ordinary citizens turned heroes must use all their strength and bravery to save their nation from complete devastation.
OPENING CITIES ON SEPTEMBER 24th
Cinema Village, New York City
Emagine Palladium, Birmingham, MI (Detroit market)
Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
Screenland Cinemas, Kansas City, MO
Charlotte Film Society, Charlotte, NC
Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness
In Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness, directors Frauke Sandig and Eric Black follow scientists delving into the greatest of mysteries, having to confront the ‘Big Questions’. It presents some of the world’s most brilliant researchers approaching consciousness – each from radically different perspectives, including Roland Griffiths, the renowned Johns Hopkins University psychedelics researcher, plant biologist Monica Gagliano, Christof Koch, Chief Scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and the famed Tibetan Buddhist monks, Matthieu Ricard and Mingyur Rinpoche.
THEATRICAL RELEASE SCHEDULE
LOS ANGELES – LAEMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
SAN FRANCISCO – ROXIE – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
SAN RAFAEL, CA – SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
BOULDER – DAIRY ARTS FILM CENTER – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29
NEW YORK – CINEMA VILLAGE – FRIDAY, OCT. 8
BALTIMORE – THE CHARLES THEATER – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
SANTA CRUZ – RIO THEATRE – SATURDAY, OCT. 16
ALBUQUERQUE – GUILD THEATER – MONDAY, OCT. 18
RHINEBECK, NY – UPSTATE FILMS – FRIDAY, OCT. 22
MIAMI – O CINEMA SOUTH BEACH
NEWPORT, RI – JANE PICKENS THEATRE– TUESDAY, OCT. 26