The Teacher- Aug. 30THE TEACHER is a wildly entertaining black comedy inspired by the true story of a Communist-era school teacher who manipulated her pupils and their families for unprecedented personal gain. The early 1980s, Czechoslovakia. At the start of a new term at a suburban high school, a seemingly empathetic and kind new teacher, the middle-aged Maria Drazděchová greets her class. She asks them to introduce themselves and share what their parents do for a living, explaining that it’s important to know how their parents might collectively help the group. Soon after, she gradually begins to pressure both students and parents by seeking favours – grocery collection, handyman assistance, lifts and haircuts – and connecting them with favoured treatment in class and, most significantly, good grades.
Columbus- Aug. 4When a renowned architecture scholar suddenly becomes ill, his estranged son finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind. He soon strikes up a friendship with a young architecture enthusiast who has her own conflicted emotions.
Fun Mom Dinner- Aug. 4Four women whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless dinner. The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realize they have more in common than motherhood and men.
Naked- Aug. 11Rob Anderson is all set to marry the girl of his dreams, but can’t quite get to the altar. He finds himself caught in a time loop, waking up naked in a hotel elevator over and over again.
Ingrid Goes West- Aug. 11Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane. After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of buddies, the facade begins to crack in both women’s lives — with comically malicious results.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard-Aug. 18The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.
The Queen of Spain-Aug. 29The Queen of Spain is a Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Fernando Trueba. Starring Penélope Cruz, the movie is a sequel to Trueba’s 1998 drama The Girl of Your Dreams, also starring Cruz and set during the Spanish Civil War.