Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca
Aug 26 2020
Lingua Franca
Aug 26 2020

Director: Isabel Sandoval

Cast: Isabel Sandoval (“Señorita”) – Olivia
Ivory Aquino (“When We Rise,” “When They See Us”) – Trixie

Synopsis: An undocumented trans woman (Isabel Sandoval) becomes romantically involved with a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker (Eamon Farren, “The Witcher”) in Coney Island.

Why Open: Acquired by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, LINGUA FRANCA made history at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival Venice Days program as the first film directed and starring an openly trans woman of color to screen in competition.

Cast: Dev Patel, Phaldut Sharma, Peter Singh, Jairaj Varsani, Benedict Wong

Synopsis: A modern take on Charles Dickens’s classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Cast: Keanu Reeves

Synopsis: Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

Snake Eyes
Oct 16 2020
Snake Eyes
Oct 16 2020

Cast: Henry Golding, Iko Uwais, Andrew Koji, Takehiro Hira, Haruka Abe

Synopsis: A G.I. Joe spin-off centered around the character of Snake Eyes.

The Eternals
Feb 12 2021
The Eternals
Feb 12 2021

Director: Chloe Zhao

Cast: Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Dong-seok Ma

Synopsis: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Why Open: The Eternals makes Chloe Zhao the first woman of color director for the world’s most lucrative franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Filmmakers: Adele Lim (Writer), Scott Sakamoto (Producer)

Cast: Awkwafina

Synopsis: Raya, a fearless and passionate warrior with a winning charm who is searching for the last dragon. Awkwafina as Sisu, a water dragon who is the last dragon left and can transform into a human form.

Director: Justin Lin

Cast: Sung Kang, Jason Tobin, Anna Sawai

Synopsis: Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered — his forsaken brother.

Why open: #justiceforhan

Shang-Chi
May 7 2021
Shang-Chi
May 7 2021

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast: Simu Liu

Writer: Dave Callaham

Synopsis: Marvel’s first Asian superhero.