7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE Crime, Drama, History
In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.
Director: José Padilha Cast: Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Lior Ashkenazi, Denis Menochet, Ben Schnetzer, Andrea Deck
A WRINKLE IN TIME Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Director: Ava DuVernay Cast: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon,
Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña
I FEEL PRETTY Comedy
An ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realises her appearance never changed?
Directors: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Cast: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper
SHE IS KING Drama, Musical
Khanyisile is a talented singer/dancer/actor who travels from her home in Nongoma to audition in Joburg for a new musical based on the life of Zulu Queen Mkabayi ka Jama. After a couple of detours, Khanyi lands a role in the chorus and catches the eye of one of the dancers, charming soap star Luyanda. She will need to keep up with seasoned fellow performers, avoid the jealous machinations of the ageing leading lady, and survive the punishing rehearsal schedule to make it to opening night.
Director: Gersh Kgamedi Cast: Khabonina Qubeka, Aubrey Poo, Gugu Zulu,
Khanyi Mbau, Mandisa Nduna, Sophie Ndaba, Ifani, Mike Mvelase, Bongani Madondo
THOROUGHBREDS Comedy, Crime, Drama
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager who has a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems.
Director: Cory Finley Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks
A QUIET PLACE Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In this mind-blowingly tense thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back.
Director: John Krasinski Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Leon Russom, Cade Woodward
PAUL: APOSTLE OF CHRIST Drama, History
Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul – the apostle who’s bound in chains and held captive in Nero’s darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he’s been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul’s death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
Director: Andrew Hyatt Cast: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley, John Lynch, Noah Huntley, Giorgios Karamichos
HERE COMES THE GRUMP Animated, Adventure, Family
Spending summer vacations at Grandma Mary’s amazing Groovyland Theme Park was an awesome experience for an unassuming boy like Terry. But now his grandmother is gone and the theme park is threatened with closure. Desperately unhappy, Terry finds himself clinging on to the old times and his memories of her hippy-dippy stories.
Director: Andrés Couturier
Cast: Ian McShane, Toby Kebbell, Lily Collins