In the middle of spring a whirlpool of emotions is active as ever. Longing for love, daring for changes, suffering loneliness or trying something new - these are typical spring reactions, which have undergone each and every of us. No wonder that April big screens are also full of sentiments and big feelings. Sixteen new drama films allure their audience to plunge into an imaginary world of what's seems to be so true.
Plot Synopsis: Over the course of one night, a woman (Abbi Jacobson) drives across LA with her heroin addict brother (Dave Franco) in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.
Plot Synopsis: In one of the most controversial political cover-ups of the 20th Century, the ‘incident' at Chappaquiddick details Ted Kennedy's (Jason Clarke) life and political career derailing in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara).
LEAN ON PETE
Plot Synopsis: Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses finding some stability is hard. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland where Charley takes a summer job, and becomes best friends with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.
Plot Synopsis: Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Joyce goes missing, Evan's previous off-campus dalliances make his wife (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce's disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren't merely academic – they're a matter of life or death.
Plot Synopsis: Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris) works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith (Sam Neill), living and laboring in a respectful, if diffident, harmony. But when a bitter and often-drunk war veteran named Harry March (Ewen Leslie) returns to town, trouble escalates and Sam is forced to kill in self-defense. Shocked, afraid, and with a deep distrust in the impartiality of settler authority, Sam and his wife, Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber), go on the run. Urgently pursued by a posse led by Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) and Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John), expert bushman Sam must ultimately decide which of several looming unknowns to face.
THE MIRACLE SEASON
Plot Synopsis: Based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school's star player Caroline ‘Line' Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.
Plot Synopsis: After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno's legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure. Al Pacino returns to HBO in the title role, as Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
Plot Synopsis: While battling her own anxieties, therapist Emily Milburton (Jenny Slate) spends her time listening to other people's problems. Her professional and personal worlds collide when Emily's newest patient, Josh Norman (Zachary Quinto), walks through her door. Mentally ill and experiencing hallucinations, Josh harbors complex feelings for his estranged brother, Craig (Jon Hamm). Things begin to get interesting when Emily falls for Craig.
AN ORDINARY MAN
Plot Synopsis: The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected. After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General, ferried nightly from couch to couch by faithful loyalists, at last is placed in an apartment of his own. When Tanja, the young housemaid of the prior tenant unwittingly stumbles through his door, it’s clear to both that her simply departing will not be an option. What follows is a cat and mouse game of intentions and identities, in which the General’s need for human contact drives him to take increasingly greater risks, pressing to unearth Tanja’s secrets... and setting them both on a collision course with the past.
Plot Synopsis: Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson - experiencing a crisis of faith - risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic for preaching that there is no Hell.
Plot Synopsis: The film is based on A.G. Sulzberger's 2010 New York Times article "For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas" about a father and son who take a road trip halfway across America to Kansas in order to develop photographs at Kodak's very last Kodachrome lab before it closes its doors forever.
LITTLE PINK HOUSE
Plot Synopsis: A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette's battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.
Plot Synopsis: Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
Plot Synopsis: Happily single and living a rich life as a photographer in New York, Ronit (Rachel Weisz) is very much the black sheep of her London-based Orthodox Jewish family. When her revered rabbi father dies, Ronit returns home to pay her respects and liquidate her inheritance. But surprises await, chief among them the news that Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) - the heir apparent to Ronit's father and very much the son he never had - has married Ronit's childhood friend Esti (Rachel McAdams). While Dovid prepares to take over the hallowed place at the synagogue, Ronit and Esti become reacquainted. An old flame is reignited - one that could torch everything this family most cherishes.
THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW
Plot Synopsis: In this adaptation of Peter Bognanni's novel, 16-year-old Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) is sheltered and socially awkward, thanks to a life spent studying the teachings of futurist Buckminster Fuller while living in a Fuller-designed geodesic dome in the Minnesota woods with his overprotective grandmother (Ellen Burstyn). After a chance meeting with the green-haired Jared (Alex Wolff), Sebastian is introduced to the world of punk rock, though he soon learns that his new pal, a recent heart transplant patient, has his own reasons to rebel.