Summer Heat: FJI previews what’s in store for warm-weather moviegoing

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2015 was a blockbuster year for the exhibition industry—can 2016 continue the trend? Films like Captain America: Civil War, Ghostbusters and Finding Dory will do their best to assume the mantle of last summer’s heavyweights Avengers: Age of UltronJurassic World and Minions. As always, there’s more serious fare (The Light Between OceansMoney Monster) for those less of the superhero persuasion. Let the fun in the sun commence.

May Highlights

Tilda Swinton plays a rock god whose Mediterranean vacation with her boyfriend (Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts) is interrupted by the arrival of an old lover (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson) in Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash. (Fox Searchlight; May 4)

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) go from friends to enemies in the aptly titled Captain America: Civil War, which sees Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo return to the Marvel fold. The usual superhero suspects (Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, etc.) are joined by a trio of new characters, played by Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl and Martin Freeman. (Walt Disney; May 6)

Tom Hiddleston plays the newest tenant in a high-tech apartment building where the upper-floor elite are at odds with the lower-floor “rabble” in cult-favorite director Ben Wheatley’s dystopian thriller, High-Rise. (Magnet Releasing; May 13)

In Yorgos Lanthimos’ absurdist comedy The Lobster, single people have 45 days to find their soulmates or they’ll be turned into an animal of their choosing. Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw head the cast. (A24; May 13)

Whit Stillman reunites with The Last Days of Disco leading ladies Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny for Love & Friendship, a comedy of manners based on a short story by Jane Austen. Beckinsale plays Lady Susan Vernon, a disgraced widow on the hunt for husbands for herself and her daughter (Morfydd Clark). (Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios; May 13)

George Clooney plays the bombastic host of a financial news show who’s taken hostage live on-air in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West and Giancarlo Esposito co-star. (Sony-TriStar; May 13)

Past and present stars of “Saturday Night Live”—Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon and Bill Hader—lend their vocal talents to The Angry Birds Movie, a big-screen adaptation of the popular gaming app. Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell and Danny McBride also star. (Columbia Pictures; May 20)

Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke star in Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan, about a woman (Gerwig) who tries to get her partner to fall back in love with his ex. (Sony Pictures Classics; May 20)

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen’s streak of bad real-estate luck continues in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which sees a sorority led by the hard-partying Chloë Grace Moretz move in next door. Zac Efron returns as the now-ex frat bro enlisted to help his old neighbors. (Universal; May 20)

A bumbling private eye (Ryan Gosling) and a hired thug (Russell Crowe) investigate the apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles in The Nice Guys, a comedy/mystery from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’s Shane Black. (Warner Bros.; May 20)

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) ventures back into Wonderland to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) from the clockwork villain Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Director James Bobin (The Muppets) orchestrates the madness. (Walt Disney; May 27)

Oscar Isaac suits up as the villainous father of all mutants in X-Men: Apocalypse. Fellow newcomers Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee join franchise staples James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. (20th Century Fox; May 27)

Also in May

Louise Osmond directs the documentary Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance about a group of working-class Welshman who decide to get in on the “sport of kings” by breeding their own racehorse. (Sony Pictures Classics; May 6)

A wedding singer from Gaza makes his way to Egypt to compete in “Arab Idol” in Hany Abu-Assad’s music biopic The Idol. (Adopt Films; May 6)

Actors and extras from the Star Wars franchise reminisce about how the series has affected their lives in the documentary Elstree 1976. (FilmRise; May 6)

Brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist wrote and directed Pelé: Birth of a Legend, a biopic about the early life of the Brazilian soccer superstar. Newcomer Kevin de Paula stars, with the more recognizable Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta and Colm Meaney comprising the supporting cast. (IFC Films; May 6)

Director Erez Laufer uses archival footage, home movies and correspondence to tell the story of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Rabin in His Own Words. (Menemsha Films; May 6)

A woman resorts to desperate measures after an insurance company refuses to fund her ailing husband’s treatment in the hostage thriller A Monster with a Thousand Heads. (Music Box Films; May 11)

Blumhouse Productions puts its stake in 2016 with the Kevin Bacon-starring The Darkness, about a family whose trip to the Grand Canyon results in a supernatural haunting. And you thought your road trips were bad. (BH Tilt; May 13)

A trio of Sri Lankan refugees pose as a family so that they can live in Paris in Jacques Audiard’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Dheepan. (Sundance Selects; May 13)

Halle Berry goes the Taken route in Luis Prieto’s Kidnap, playing a woman who must rescue her kidnapped son. Any guesses as to her particular set of skills?  (Relativity Studios; May 13)

Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, director Rodrigo García’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Albert Nobbs. Ciarán Hinds, Tye Sheridan and Ayelet Zurer co-star. (Broad Green Pictures; May 13)

A spirited young woman (Agyness Deyn) comes of age in World War I-era Scotland in Terence Davies’ Sunset Song. (Magnolia Pictures; May 13)

Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood play a pair of cops who come up with a scheme to steal the mysterious content of a criminal’s bank vault in crime thriller The Trust. (Saban Films; May 13)

For Almost Holy, documentarian Steve Hoover (Blood Brother) turns his lens on Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, whose controversial methods of combating his native Ukraine’s youth drug epidemic include kidnapping homeless youths. (The Orchard; May 20)

Italian documentarian Roberto Minervini ventures to The Other Side of Louisiana in his portrait of poverty, lawlessness and racial discord. (Film Movement; May 20)

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, together with co-director Andy Schocken, follows up her recent Best Documentary Short Oscar win with Song of Lahore, a feature doc about classical musicians in modern-day Pakistan. (Broad Green Pictures; May 20)

Filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg gained unprecedented access to a major political campaign for Weiner, which follows disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner during his failed New York City mayoral campaign. (Sundance Selects-Showtime Films; May 20)

Directors Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker and attorney Steven Wise make a case for granting limited personhood rights to primates in Unlocking the Cage. (First Run Features/HBO Documentary Films; May 25)

Aspiring singer “Princess Shaw”—real name Samantha Montgomery, whose day job is being a caregiver for the elderly in a tough New Orleans neighborhood—is discovered through her YouTube channel by a musician living halfway around the world in Ido Haar’s documentary Presenting Princess Shaw. (Magnolia Pictures; May 27)

New parents Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) find their idyllic lives rocked when a mysterious couple (Laura Birn and David Morrissey) moves in downstairs in The Ones Below. (Magnolia Pictures; May 27)

Director Benoît Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen) heads up the latest adaptation of Octave Mirbeau’s classic novel Diary of a Chambermaid, about a scheming servant (Léa Seydoux) who manipulates her rich employers in early 20th-century France. (Cohen Media Group; May 29)

June Highlights

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) is a high-spirited caretaker who works her way under the skin of her morose, recently paralyzed charge (Sam Claflin) in the romantic drama Me Before You. (Warner Bros.-New Line; June 3)

Judd Apatow co-produces the comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, about a rapper (Andy Samberg) who reunites with his former boy-band compatriot after his solo career takes a nosedive. Samberg’s Lonely Island bandmates Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer co-directed and co-star. (Universal; June 3)

Michael Bay, producer of 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake, returns to lend his explosive magic to its sequel,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Joining April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and the heroes in a half-shell are fan-favorite henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady, plus the hockey stick-wielding scoundrel with a heart of gold, Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). (Paramount; June 3)

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are back in the ghost-hunting business for The Conjuring 2, which sees paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to England to deal with a pesky case of poltergeist infestation.The Conjuring’s James Wan returns to direct the series’ second installment. (Warner Bros.-New Line; June 10)

Colin Firth plays legendary editor Max Perkins in Genius, the film directorial debut of theatre stalwart Michael Grandage. A number of literary luminaries are represented as well, among them Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law), F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce and Vanessa Kirby) and Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West). (Lionsgate; June 10)

Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan join Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman (whither Isla Fisher?) in Now You See Me 2, director Jon M. Chu’s sequel to 2013’s surprise magician-themed hit. (Lionsgate-Summit; June 10)

Moondirector Duncan Jones puts his stamp on one of the biggest videogame franchises of all time with Warcraft, set in a fantasy realm where men and Orcs must join forces to defeat a common evil. (Universal; June 10)

Geek-turned-CIA agent Dwayne Johnson enlists the help of an old high-school friend, jock-turned-accountant Kevin Hart, to save the free world in Central Intelligence, the latest comedy from Dodgeball and We’re the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber. (Warner Bros.-New Line; June 17)

Parents (and kids, too, we guess), take note: Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory is swimming to a theatre near you. This time around, forgetful fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) attempts to track down her long-lost family. Albert Brooks, Idris Elba and Diane Keaton provide additional voices. (Walt Disney-Pixar; June 17)

One of the most talked-about films at Sundance 2016, Swiss Army Man features Paul Dano as a despondent castaway and Daniel Radcliffe as the dead body who becomes amazingly useful as he finds his way back to civilization. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert make their feature directing debut. (A24; June 17)

The extraterrestrial menace is back in Independence Day: Resurgence, which catches us up on the state of the world 20 years after President Bill Pullman taught us the real meaning of the Fourth of July (killing aliens, obviously). Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox and director Roland Emmerich return, joined by newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jesse Usher and Maika Monroe; Will Smith is notably absent. (20th Century Fox; June 24)

Also in June

Young Royalty Hightower created buzz at Sundance in The Fits, as an 11-year-old tomboy who becomes fascinated with a precision dance team. (Oscilloscope Laboratories; June 3)

A deposed dictator is forced to confront the injustices committed by his regime in Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President. (Corinth Films; June 3)

William Genovese investigates the infamous murder of his sister Kitty—who was stabbed to death in 1964 as 38 people in nearby apartment buildings in Queens sat and did nothing—in James D. Solomon’s The Witness. (FilmRise; June 3)

Charles Ferguson (Inside Job) is the latest to add to the ever-growing list of climate-change documentaries with Time to Choose, narrated by Oscar Isaac. (Abramorama; June 3)

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in crime documentary The Lovers and the Despot, about a South Korean director and actress kidnapped by North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Il and forced to be his personal filmmakers. (Magnolia Pictures; June 10)

Childhood friends reunite after 25 years to complete the shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark they started when they were 11 in Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. (Drafthouse Films; June 17)

Director Thorsten Schütte pulls extensively from rare archival materials for music biopic Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words. (Sony Pictures Classics; June 24)

Matthew McConaughey is a poor Southern farmer who leads an armed rebellion against the Confederacy in The Hunger Games director Gary Ross’ Free State of Jones. (STX Entertainment; June 24)

Screenwriter Thomas Bidegain (A Prophet) provides a 21st-century French take on classic western The Searchers with his directorial debut, Les Cowboys. (Cohen Media Group; June 24)

Shark Week makes it to the big screen with Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows, about a surfer (Blake Lively) who must deal with the small matter of a great white shark patrolling the waters between her and the shore. (Sony Pictures; June 24)

Co-directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s documentary Tickled starts with Farrier discovering the world of “competitive endurance tickling” and only gets weirder from there. (Magnolia Pictures; June 24)

Todd Solondz crafts a companion film to his cult classic Welcome to the Dollhouse with Wiener-Dog, an ensemble comedy about a dachshund and the humans whose lives she touches. (IFC Films-Amazon; June 24)

A young man (Nick Jonas) finds himself embroiled in a scandal after entering into an affair with the wife (Isabel Lucas) of a powerful investment banker (Dermot Mulroney) in the thriller Careful What You Wish For. (Starz Digital; June)

A young misfit (newcomer Julian Dennison) and his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) trek through the New Zealand bush, trying to stay one step ahead of a national manhunt, in Taika Waititi’s (What We Do in the Shadows) comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. (The Orchard; June)

July Highlights

Steven Spielberg becomes the latest director to tackle author Roald Dahl with The BFG, about a giant—a Big Friendly Giant, in fact—who befriends a young girl (Ruby Barnhill). Recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) plays the giant in question. (Walt Disney; July 1)

Alexander Skarsgård dons a loincloth for The Legend of Tarzan, director David Yates’ (the Harry Potter franchise) take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous vine-swinger. Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Djimon Hounsou co-star. (Warner Bros.; July 1)

We have a case of apt timing for The Purge: Election Year, which revisits the franchise’s one-night-a-year-everything-is-legal premise for the third time. Frank Grillo reprises his role from 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy; he’s joined by Presidential frontrunner and avowed Purge-hater Elizabeth Mitchell. (Universal; July 1)

A pair of brothers (Zac Efron and Adam DeVine) get more than they bargain for when they place an ad for clean-cut, respectable wedding dates and get hard-partying Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza instead in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. (20th Century Fox; July 8)

What do your pets do when you’re not home, aside from sleeping a lot and eating things they really shouldn’t? That question is answered by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney’s The Secret Life of Pets, which boasts the vocal talents of Louis C.K., Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart and more. (Universal; July 8)

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon aren’t afraid of no ghosts in Paul Feig’s 21st-century update of Ghostbusters. (Columbia Pictures; July 15)

The Ice Age franchise keeps chugging along with Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth feature in Blue Sky Studios’ lucrative animated series. This time, Scrat (Chris Wedge), Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and the rest end up in outer space somehow. Sure. (20th Century Fox; July 22)

The Fast and Furious franchise’s Justin Lin takes a turn in the Captain’s chair with Star Trek Beyond, the third film in Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek franchise. Idris Elba plays the resident baddie alongside returning heroes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana. (Paramount; July 22)

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass make their return to the Bourne franchise with Jason Bourne, which sees Damon taking back the reins from Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner. Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones and it-girl Alicia Vikander co-star. (Universal Pictures; July 29)

Also in July

Documentarian Vitaliy Manskiy manages the seemingly impossible task of chronicling the life of a North Korean family in Under the Sun. (Icarus Films; July 6)

Viggo Mortensen plays an unconventional father who has to reintegrate his brood of children into polite society after raising them “off the grid” in writer-director Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic. (Bleecker Street Media; July 8)

A young autistic man learns to communicate through watching classic Disney films in Roger Ross Williams’ documentary Life, Animated. (The Orchard; July 8)

The life of legendary writer/producer Norman Lear, creator of such shows as “All in the Family,” “Maude” and “The Jeffersons,” gets the documentary treatment in Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. (Music Box Films; July 8)

Hirokazu Koreeda follows up his Cannes award winner Like Father, Like Son with Our Little Sister, based on a best-selling graphic novel about three adult sisters who meet their teenage half-sister for the first time. (Sony Pictures Classics; July 8)

Former NFL defensive back Steve Gleason decides to live life to the fullest after he is diagnosed with ALS in the inspiring documentary Gleason. (Open Road Films; July 15)

Bryan Cranston plays a U.S. customs official trying to take down a Colombian drug lord in Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator. (Broad Green Pictures; July 15)

Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel star as self-destructive lovers in Maïwenn’s My King, a French smash that garnered a Best Actress prize at Cannes for Bercot and eight subsequent César Award nominations. (Film Movement; July 15)

British cult-classic TV show “Absolutely Fabulous” makes its way to the big screen with the appropriately titled Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. The booze-soaked adventures of Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) will be augmented by a number of celebrity cameos, (reportedly) among them Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian and at least one Spice Girl. (Fox Searchlight; July 22)

Horror heavyweight James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious) co-produces Lights Out, first-time director David F. Sandberg’s tale about a creature that only comes out in the dark. Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman and Alexander DiPersia co-star. (Warner Bros.-New Line; July 22)

Medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch, known for his inventive (and just plain weird) portrayals of Heaven and Hell, takes center stage in the doc Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil. (Kino Lorber; July 27)

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon star in Indignation, a ’50s-set coming-of-age drama based on the novel by Philip Roth. (Roadside Attractions-Summit Entertainment; July 29)

Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman and Britt Robertson are featured in The Space Between Us, a sci-fi romance about a young man raised on Mars (Butterfield) who ventures to Earth to meet a girl with whom he’s struck up an online relationship. (STX Entertainment; July 29)

“Breaking Bad’’s Anna Gunn has the lead in Meera Menon’s Equity, the latest film to join The Big Short, Margin Call and 99 Homes in the ever-growing “economic meltdown” sub-genre. (Sony Pictures Classics; July)

Ira Sachs follows up his critically acclaimed Keep the Lights On and Love Is Strange with Little Men, about a pair of young boys from feuding families who befriend each other. (Magnolia Pictures; July)

August Highlights

Fast-food chain McDonald’s get an origin story with John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, about the businessman (Michael Keaton) who maneuvered the small (and salty) potatoes operation away from the brothers who founded it and turned McD’s into a global franchise. (The Weinstein Company; August 5)

Kevin Spacey is a workaholic businessman whose self-involved ways are tested after he’s trapped in the body of the family cat (…really) in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Nine Lives.  Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken and Robbie Amell co-star. (EuropaCorp USA; August 5)

Villains take center stage in Suicide Squad, in which a group of imprisoned comic-book baddies—Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) among them—are released by a government official (Viola Davis) so they can tackle missions too dangerous for the good guys. Batman (Ben Affleck) and the Joker (Jared Leto) also put in appearances. (Warner Bros.; August 5)

Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Toby Kebbell (“Black Mirror”) test their chariot-driving skills as Ben-Hur and Messala, respectively, inWanted director Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur remake. (Paramount-MGM; August 12)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saintsdirector David Lowery pivots from crime dramas to kids’ movies with Disney’s live-action Pete’s Dragon remake, about an orphaned boy (Oakes Fegley) whose best friend is a dragon. Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Karl Urban add some gravitas to the human cast. (Walt Disney; August 12)

Kristen Wiig, James Franco, Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd lend their vocal talents to the risqué animated comedy Sausage Party, about a sausage on an epic quest to traverse the dreaded supermarket and get back to his aisle before the Fourth of July. (Columbia; August 12)

Bruce Greenwood, James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Max Martini star in the sci-fi action thriller Spectral, about a special-ops team dispatched to rid a European city of the supernatural beings that have taken it over. (Universal; August 12)

Meryl Streep plays a New York heiress whose dreams of being an opera singer are made slightly more difficult by the fact that she has a terrible voice in Florence Foster Jenkins. (Paramount; Aug. 19)

Stop-motion animation studio Laika follows up their critically acclaimed Coraline, ParaNorman andThe Boxtrolls with Kubo and the Two Strings, a fantasy actioner based on ancient Japanese folklore. Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara and Charlize Theron provide voices. (Focus Features; August 19)

The first date of Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and future wife Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) gets the film treatment in writer-director Richard Tanne’s romantic drama Southside with You. (Roadside Attractions-Miramax; August 19)

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are stoners who try their hand at arms dealing in the fact-based War Dogs, directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips. (Warner Bros.; August 19)

Robert De Niro hands his boxing gloves off to the next generation in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone, in which he plays the trainer of legendary boxer Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramírez). (The Weinstein Company; August 26)

Jason Statham once again plays Arthur Bishop, a hitman who specializes in making the murders he commits look like accidents, in Mechanic: Resurrection, director Dennis Gansel’s follow-up to 2011’s The Mechanic. (Lionsgate-Summit; August 26)

Also in August

Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell play overworked mothers on a very un-family-friendly road trip in the comedy Bad Moms. The duo of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who penned The Hangover, wrote and directed the romp. (STX Entertainment; August 19)

A soldier suffering from PTSD (Matthias Schoenaerts) is tasked with guarding the wife (Diane Kruger) and son of a Lebanese businessman in Alice Winocour’s Disorder. (Sundance Selects; August 19)

A group of teen wannabe-criminals get more than they bargained for when they break into the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang) in Don’t Breathe, from Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez. (Sony-TriStar; August 26)

Ben Winchell plays a teen superhero named Max who gets help from an alien symbiote named Steel in…Max Steel! Maria Bello and Andy Garcia co-star. (Open Road Films; August 26)

A man goes to the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires to reconnect with his estranged father in Daniel Burman’s The Tenth Man. (Kino Lorber; August)

Labor Day Weekend

A lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander) raise a baby who washed up onshore in a rowboat in Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine) The Light Between Oceans. (Walt Disney; Sept. 2)

Nacho G. Velilla helms No Manches Frida, a Spanish-language remake of the 2015 German comedy hit F--- You, Goethe, about an ex-con who takes a job as a substitute teacher. (Lionsgate-Pantelion; Sept. 2)

Matt Smith plays the zombie whisperer—OK, the only person who can talk to a mutated species of humans known as “The Infected,” but same thing—in Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Patient Zero. Natalie Dormer, Clive Standen and Stanley Tucci co-star. (Screen Gems; Sept. 2)

A psychic (Anthony Hopkins) pairs up with an FBI agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to track down a serial killer (Colin Farrell) in Afonso Poyart’s Solace. (Relativity Studios; Sept. 2)

Summer Date TBA

Sexually unsure teenager (Connor Jessup) creates an unusual fantasy world to deal with his dysfunctional family life in Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster. Of note: Isabella Rossellini voices a talking hamster. (Strand Releasing)

A cab driver (Michael Caton) suffering from terminal cancer travels across the Australian outback to take advantage of a city’s voluntary euthanasia law in the comedy/drama Last Cab to Darwin. (First Run Features)

Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow honor the life and career of one of the industry’s most influential filmmakers in De Palma. (A24)