Movies Coming Out This Spring, 2015
This month REAP is again featuring trailers of some interesting films that are scheduled to be released this spring. Take a look and mark your calendar with the release date
A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray. Directed by Richard Laxton, Cast includes Claudia Cardinale, Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson and Derek Jacobi. Release April 3rd.
Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos is at it again. Back in 2009, he scooped up the Academy Award for Best Documentary for The Cove, a harrowing look at dolphin hunting in Japan. Racing Extinction takes a similar look at wildlife abuse, with Psihoyos and his team infiltrating black markets dealing with endangered species. Release HBO
Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders—a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Cast includes: Dev Patel, Agniezka Grochowska, Anna Rust, Charles Dance, Gary Oldman. Release Apirl 17th
She's Funny That Way
Young Hollywood starlet Isabella Patterson recalls how the actions of a charming Broadway director, Arnold Albertson changed her life forever. As told to a reporter in a not-so-reliable recollection of events, the Brooklyn-born former escort reminisces about how a rendezvous with the director turned into a larger-than-expected sum of money and an offer she couldn’t refuse. Director Peter Bogdanovich. Cast includes: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Anniston, Colleen Camp, Cybill Shepherd, Debi Mazer. Release May 1st
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Directed by Brad Bird. Cast includes Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy. Release May 22
Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Cast Includes Allen Maldonado, Amin Joseph, Anthony Quinonez, Blake Anderson. Release June 12th
In What Happened Miss Simone?
Documentary directed by Academy Nominated filmmaker, Liz Garbus, the film chronicles Nina Simones Journey from Child Piano Prodigy to Iconic Musician and Passionate Activist, Told in Her Own Words. Classically trained pianist, black power icon and legendary recording artist, Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. In the upcoming Netflix original documentary, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus interweaves never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina's most memorable songs, creating an unforgettable portrait of one of the least understood, yet most beloved artists of our time. Release Netflix.
The Salt of the Earth
Celebrated auteur Wim Wenders co-directed this cinematically exquisite documentary about photographer Sebastian Salgado. Also co-directed by Salgado's son, Juliano, the film takes a chronological look at Salgado's career and rise as a master of black and white photography. The doc received a standing ovation at Cannes and went on to win Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize at the festival. It's also on the shortlist for the 2015 Academy Awards' Best Documentary category. Release March 27.