Films Coming to the Screen This Weekend: Pixar’s Onward, The Way Back and more

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Weekend of March 6, 2020

The Banker

Runtime: 2 hrs
Genre:   Drama
Limited Release

The Banker tells the life story of Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson 'Jungle Fever', 'Pulp Fiction') and Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie 'The Hurt Locker',

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Avengers: Endgame') two of the first African American bankers in America and how they used a white man to pretend to be the owner of their bank to exist.

Directed by George Nolfi ('The Adjustment Bureau'. Screenplay by Niceole Levy ('Shades of Blue', 'Cloak and Dagger'), George Nolfi ('The Sentinel', 'Timeline'). Story by David Lewis Smith ( 'Independence Day', 'Bad Boys'), Stan Younger, Brad Caleb Kane.

Nicholas Hoult ('About a Boy', 'X-Men: First Class', 'of Future Past', 'Apocalypse', 'Mad Max: Fury Road') as  Matt Steiner, Nia Long ("Boyz in the Hood', 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air', 'Empire' , 'Friday', 'Big Momma's House 1-2'), as Eunice Garrett, Jessie T. Usher ('Survivors Remorse', 'Independence Day: Resurgence', 'The Boys', 'Shaft') as Tony Jackson. Produced by Nnamdi Asomugha ('Fire With Fire', 'Double Negative'), Jonathan T. Baker ('Fang vs. Fiction', 'The Real Exorcist', 'Real Premonitions'), Anthony Mackie, Samuel Jackson, George Nolfi. Music by H. Scott Salinas ('Zipper', 'No Ordinary Hero: The  SuperDeafy Movie'). Cinematagraphy by Charlotte Bruus Christensen ('The Hunt', 'Fences', 'A Quiet Place'). Edited by Joel Viertel ('the Adjustment Bureau', 'Conventioneers', 'Ready or Not', 'Strictly Sexual'). Production companies: Romulus Entertainment, Iam21 Entertainment, Mad Hatter, Hyphenate Films. Distributed by Apple TV+.

Pixar's Onward
Runtime:1 hr 52 min
Genre:  Drama, Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: PG

Elf brothers, Ian (Tom Holland 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Spider-Man: Far From Home') and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt 'Parks and Recreation', 'Zero Dark Thirty'), set out to bring to bring the remainder of their father back, before the 24 hour spell is up, after Ian uses the wizard's staff inherited from their father.

Directed by Dan Scanion ( 'Monsters University'). Written by Dan Scanion 'Incredibles 2', 'Tracy', Jason Headley 'A Bad Idea Gone Wrong', Keith Bunin 'The Credeaux Canvas'. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep", 'Downhill', 'Seinfeld'),  as Laurel Lightfoot, Octavia Spencer ('The Help', 'Fruitvale Station') as Corey, Ali Wong ('Always Be My Maybe', 'American Housewife', Birds of Prey) as Gore, Lena Waithe ('Master of None', 'The Chi', 'Ready Player One', 'Queen & Slim')as Specter, Mel Rodriguez ('Overboard', 'Brave New Jersey') as Colt Bronco, John Ratzenberger. Produced by Kori Rae 'Monsters University'. 'Up'. Music by Mychael Danna 'Life of Pi', Jeff Danna 'The Addams Family'. Cinematography by Sharon Calaham 'A Bug Life', 'The Good Dinosaur', Adam Habib. Edited by Catherine Apple 'Hotel Transylvania', 'Gnomeo * Juliet'.

Production Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The Way Back
Runtime: 1 hr 48 min
Genre:   Drama,  Sport
Rating: R

After the glory of college basketball stardom, Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck ') struggles with alcoholism and the opportunity to coach at his former high school.

Directed by Gavin O'Connor 'Comfortably Numb'. Written by Brad Ingelsby 'Run All Night', 'Out of the Furnace', Gavin O'Connor 'The Accountant', 'Warrior'.

With Al Madrigald ('Night School') as Dan, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar, Glynn Turman. Produced by Jennifer Todd ('Jason Bourne', 'Memmento'), Ben Affleck ( 'Good Will Hunting', 'Justice League', 'Suicide Squad'. Music by Rob Simonsen ('The Friend', 'The Front Runnuer', 'Father Figure'.)

Cinematography by Eduard Grau ('Gringo', 'Buried'.) Edited by David Rosenbloom *'Molly's Game', 'Friday Night Lights'.)

Production companies; Warner Bros Pictures, Bron Creative, Mayhem Pictures, Film Tribe. Distributed by Warner Bros Pictures.

Runtime: 2 hr 12 min                                          Genre:   Drama, Mystery, Suspense
Rating:  NR
Limited Release

After the death of her family's matriarch, Teresa (Barbara Colen), returned to the village of Bacurau for her funeral and finds the village in despair.

Directed and written by Juliano Dornelles ('Aquarius', Mens Sana in Corpore Sana'), Kieber Mendonca Filho (Aquarius'.)

With Thomas Aquino ('3%', O Doutrinador: A Serie') as Pacote/Acacio, Silvero Pereira ('Edge of Desire', Transophia') as Lunga, Thardelly Lima as Tony Jr. Produced by Emilie Lesclaux, Said Bej Said, Michel Merkt. Music by Mateus Alves, Tomaz Alves Souza. Cinematography by Pedro Sotero. Edited by Eduardo Serrano. Production company: CinemaScopio, Producoes, SBS Productions, Globo Filmes, Simio Filmes, Arte France Cinema. Distributed by Vitrine Filmes (Brazil),

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Runtime: 1 hr 39 min
Genre:   Action, Drama Thriller
Rating:  R
Limited Release

Art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang 'The Square') and his lover Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki 'The Great Gatsby', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', 'Peter Rabbit', 'Widows') travel to Lake Como where art collector, Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger 'The Rolling Stones', 'Some Girls: Live in Texas '78', 'Ladies and Gentlemen') recruits him to steal a painting from Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland 'The Dirty Dozen', 'M*A*S*H', 'Measure of a Man', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -Part 1 & 2') a reclusive artist.

Directed by Guiseppe Capotondi ( 'The Double Hour', 'Berlin Station'). Written by Scott Smith ( 'A Simple Plan', 'The Ruins', 'Siberia'). Based on novel by Charles Willeford 'The Burnt Orange Heresy'. Produced by William Horbert ('The Talented Mr. Ripley', 'Cold Mountain', 'Crash Pad', 'Black Nativity'), David Lancaster ('Whiplash', 'Donnybrook'), vid Zander ('Spring Breakers', 'A Good Man is Hard to Find', 'Some Velvet Morning').  Music by Craig Armstrong ('William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!', 'Escape'). Cinematography by David Ungaro ('A Prayer Before Dawn', 'Les Miserables', 'To the Ends of the World'). Edited by Guido Notari ('The Double Hour', 'Mirush', 'Solomon Island'). Production companies: Indiana Production, MJZ, Rumble Films, HanWay Films, Ingenious Media. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

First Cow

Runtime: 2 hr 1 min
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  PG-13
Limited Release

A skilled cook, Cookie Figowitz (John Magaro 'Not Fade Away', The Big Short, Carol', 'Orange is the New Black', 'The Front Page') and King Lu (Orion Lee 'Skyfall', 'A Brilliant Young Mind', 'Catacombe'), a Chinese immigrant  join forces after meeting in a group of fur trappers and form a profitable business.

Directed by Kelly Reichardt ('River of Grass', 'Certain Women', 'Night of Moves'). Screenplay by Kelly Reichardt ('Wendy & Lucy', 'Old Joy'), Jonathan Raymond ('Night Moves', Meek's Cutoff'). Based on novel by Jonathan Raymond. Produced by Neil Kopp ('Old Joy', 'Paranoid Park'),  Vincent Savino ('Hold the Dark', 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore', 'Green Room', 'Blue Run'), Anish Savjani ('Hold the Dark', 'Blue Ruin'). Music by William Tyler ('Behold the Spirit', 'Modern Country', 'Survivor'). Cinematography by Christopher  ('The Dead Ones', 'State Like Sleep'. 'Certain Women'). Edited by Kelly Reichardt. Production companies: FilmScience, IAC Films. Distributed by A24.


Runtime: 1 hr 34 min
Genre:   Drama, Horror, Thriller
Rating:  R
Limited Release

Hunter Conrad (Haley Bennett 'Music and Lyrics', Marley & Me', 'The Girl on the Train', 'The Magnificent Seven'), married and newly pregnant, and her uncontrollable desire to swallow items that are life threatening.

Directed and written by Carlo Mirabella-Davis ('Knife Point', 'The Swell Season'). With Austin Stowell ('Love and Honor', 'Battle of the Sexes', 'Whiplash') as Richie, Elizabeth Marvel ('True Grit', 'Lincoln', 'Gifted') as Katherine Conrad, David Rasch ('In the Loop', 'United 93', 'Burn After Reading') as Michael Conrad, Denis O'Hare ('Take Me Out', 'Assassins', 'True Blood', 'Charlie Wilson's War', 'Dallas Buyers Club', 'Danger One') as Erwin. Produced by Carole Baraton ('Revenge', 'I, Daniel Blake', 'Four Lions'), Frederic Fiore ('Ickerman', 'Winter's End', 'Revenge', 'Incident in a Ghostland'), Mollye Asher ('The Rider', 'Fort Tilden'), Mynette Louie ('The Tale', 'The Invitation', 'Lovesong'). Music by Nathan Helpern ('The Rider', 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present', 'Hooligan Sparrow', 'The Witness'). Cinematography by Katelin Arizmendi ('Cam', 'It Comes at Night'). Edited by Joe Murphy ('Beach Rats', 'Don't Come Back from the Moon'). Production companies: Charades, Logical Pictures, Stand Alone Productions, Syncopated Films. Distributed by IFC Films (U.S.), UFO Distribution (France)