Cast: Himesh Patel
Synopsis: A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Cast: Lana Condor, Hayden Szeto
Synopsis: It’s the last days of summer. Best friends Seth and Jameson are getting ready to perform and party at local rock venue The Alamo. But before the night begins, both young men must face serious reality checks: Seth receives life-changing news from his girlfriend, Mel, and Jameson has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Corin and a new girl he’s just met, the outspoken Harmony. At the show, Seth and Jameson’s other friends are too caught up in their own lives to help them.
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais
Synopsis: A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.
Director: Lulu Wang
Producers: Anita Gou and Jane Zheng
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo
Writer: Lulu Wang
Synopsis: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
Why Open: Based on her true story, visionary Director Lulu Wang helms the Sundance favorite, starring 2018’s breakout star, Awkwafina.
Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Cliff Curtis, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Roman Reigns, Josh Mauga and John Tui
Synopsis: A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
Why Open: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the only stars in the world who can still open a film. Plus, he’s one of us! Fast & the Furious is also one of the most lucrative film franchises in history, boasting past directors including Justin Lin and James Wan (whose turn at Furious 7 became a #WanBillion dollar film).
Writer: Mike Gan
Director: Mike Gan
Cast: Annie Q
Synopsis: The latest episode in Hulu’s horror anthology series, INTO THE DARK: SCHOOL SPIRIT, follows a group of social outcasts who are stuck in weekend detention are confronted by the school’s legendary hauntings.
Why Open: Mike Gan rewrote and directed the film, which now centers around ‘Erica Yang’, a disturbingly ambitious high school student who has to spend the day detention, ala ‘The Breakfast Club’. It’s one of the only slasher/horror films starring an Asian American character, centered around Asian American academic pressures.
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
Synopsis: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Why Open: The Sundance hit, directed by the inimitable Gurinder Chadha, is the story of a Muslim teen in 1987 Britain who learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Director: Mike Gan
Writer: Mike Gan
Cast: Harry Shum Jr.
Synopsis: BURN follows a lonely, unstable gas station attendant Melinda (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), tired of being overshadowed by her more confident, outgoing co-worker Sheila (Suki Waterhouse). When the gas station is held at gunpoint by Billy (Josh Hutcherson), a desperate man in need of quick cash, Melinda finds an opportunity to make a connection with the robber, regardless of who gets hurt.