Movie Sneaks

2015 Winter Sneaks movie release list

The 2015 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.

Jan. 14

Match

While being interviewed by a graduate student, a Juilliard dance teacher is forced to confront painful decisions from his past. With Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard. Written and directed by Stephen Belber. IFC Films

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This article credited the Orchard as the distributor for the movie "What We Do in the Shadows." The distributor is Unison.
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Jan. 16

Appropriate Behavior

A young bisexual Iranian American woman grapples with a recent breakup and alienation from her family. With Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson and Halley Feiffer. Written and directed by Akhavan. Gravitas Ventures

Blackhat

A convicted hacker serving a 15-year sentence is furloughed to hunt a high-level cyber-crime network. With Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Tang Wei. Written by Michael Mann and Morgan Davis Foehl. Directed by Mann. Universal Pictures

Little Accidents

When a mining disaster strikes an Appalachian coal-mining town, three strangers become entangled in a web of secrets. With Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook and Chloë Sevigny. Written and directed by Sara Colangelo. Amplify

Human Capital

The fates of two families — one wealthy and privileged, the other struggling to maintain a middle-class existence — become intertwined via a road accident. With Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrizio Gifuni. Written by Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo and by Paolo Virzi. Directed by Virzi. In Italian with English subtitles. Film Movement

Loitering With Intent

After hustling a prominent New York producer into believing they've written a hot script, two out-of-work actors head upstate to come up with something in 10 days. With Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell and Natasha Lyonne. Written by Michael Godere and Ivan Martin. Directed by Adam Rapp. The Orchard

Paddington

A young Peruvian bear travels to the city in search of a home in this film based on Michael Bond's children's books. With Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins. Written and directed by Paul King. The Weinstein Co. / Dimension Films

Pretty Rosebud

A workaholic woman stuck in a stale marriage and harried by her tradition-minded parents struggles to find happiness. With Chuti Tiu, Kipp Shiotani and Dana Lee. Written by Tiu. Directed by Oscar Torre. Indie Rights

Son of a Gun

During a six-month stint in an Australian prison, a rookie criminal comes under the guidance of a veteran convict and is pulled deeper into gangland intrigue. With Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander and Ewan McGregor. Written by Julius Avery and John Collee. Directed by Avery. A24

Spare Parts

A ragtag team of Latino high school students goes up against MIT in a robotics competition. With George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Carlos PenaVega. Written by Elissa Matsueda. Directed by Sean McNamara. Pantelion Films

Still Alice

A linguistics professor and mother of three grown children is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's and struggles to stay connected to who she once was. With Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth. Written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Sony Pictures Classics

Three Night Stand

A married couple's romantic weekend is turned upside down when the husband's ex-girlfriend, a woman he's secretly obsessed with, turns out to be running the ski lodge where they're staying. With Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath. Written and directed by Pat Kiely. Freestyle Releasing

Vice

At a resort where customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial humans, chaos results when one of the latter becomes self-aware and escapes. With Thomas Jane, Bruce Willis and Ambyr Childers. Written by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore. Directed by Brian A. Miller. Lionsgate

The Wedding Ringer

A successful but socially awkward groom-to-be enlists a best-man-for-hire to fill out his half of the bridal party. With Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. Written by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender. Directed by Garelick. Screen Gems

Zero Motivation

A unit of young Israeli female soldiers in a remote desert outpost battles boredom and infuriates their superior. With Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar and Shani Klein. Written and directed by Talya Lavie. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Zeitgeist Films

Jan. 23

Americons

A broken-down college football player gets a shot at real-estate stardom during the 11th hour of Los Angeles' subprime mortgage boom. With Beau Martin Williams, Matt Funke and Sam McMurray. Written by Williams. Directed by Theo Avgerinos. Archstone Distribution

Big Muddy

A grifter must come to terms with her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime. With Nadia Litz, Justin Kelly and Rossif Sutherland. Written and directed by Jefferson Moneo. Monterey Media

Black Sea

A rogue submarine captain assembles a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. With Jude Law, Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn. Written by Dennis Kelly. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Focus Features

The Boy Next Door

A high school teacher coping with a failed marriage and raising a teenage son has an affair with her much younger neighbor, who becomes increasingly obsessed with her. With Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman and John Corbett. Written by Barbara Curry. Directed by Rob Cohen. Universal Pictures

Cake

A woman becomes fixated on the suicide of a member of her chronic-pain support group and inserts herself into the lives of the husband and son the deceased woman left behind. With Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza and Anna Kendrick. Written by Patrick Tobin. Directed by Daniel Barnz. Cinelou Films

Dark Summer

A 17-year-old on house arrest for stalking a classmate is haunted by a supernatural presence. With Keir Gilchrist, Stella Maeve and Maestro Harrell. Written by Mike Le. Directed by Paul Solet. IFC Midnight

The Duke of Burgundy

An entomologist tests the limits of her sadomasochistic relationship with her lover. With Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D'Anna. Written and directed by Peter Strickland. Sundance Selects

Goodbye to Language

A married woman and a single man love, argue and fight. With Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdeli and Richard Chevallier. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. In French with English subtitles. In 3-D. Kino Lorber

The Humbling

A famous but depressed stage actor attempts to get his mojo back and has an affair with a lesbian half his age. With Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda. Written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede. Directed by Barry Levinson. Millennium Entertainment

Killers

Two serial killers — one in Tokyo, one in Jakarta — upload videos of their crimes and connect with each other online. With Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi and Kazuki Kitamura. Written by Takuji Ushiyama and Timo Tjahjanto. Directed by Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel. In English, Indonesian and Japanese, with English subtitles. WellGo USA

Manny

A documentary about the eight-division boxing world champ and Philippines congressman Manny Pacquiao. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Directed by Ryan Moore and Leon Gast. In English and Tagalog, with English subtitles. Gravitas Ventures

Mommy

A widowed single mother burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old son finds help in the form of a peculiar new neighbor. With Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément. Written and directed by Xavier Dolan. Roadside Attractions

Mortdecai

A globe-trotting art dealer races to recover a stolen painting the may hold the key to a stash of Nazi gold. With Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. Written by Eric Aronson. Directed by David Koepp. Lionsgate

R100

A mild-mannered family man with a secret taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrixes. With Mao Daichi, Lindsay Kay Hayward and Hairi Katagiri. Written and directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto. Drafthouse Films In Japanese with English subtitles.

Red Army

A documentary about the Soviet Union and the dominance of its national hockey team during the Cold War. Directed by Gabe Polsky. Sony Pictures Classics

Song One

When a car accident leaves her musician brother in a coma, an archaeologist returns home to see him and strikes up a relationship with his favorite artist. With Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen. Written and directed by Kate Barker-Froyland. Cinedigm / Film Arcade

Strange Magic

Goblins, elves, fairies and imps battle over a powerful potion in this animated musical inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." With the voices of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood and Kristin Chenoweth. Written by David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi and Gary Rydstrom. Directed by Rydstrom. Walt Disney Pictures

Winter Sleep

For a former actor who runs a mountaintop hotel in Turkey, a seemingly insignificant incident involving the young son of a former employee sparks a fierce debate about class struggle. With Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen and Demet Akbag. Written by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ebru Ceylan. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. In Turkish and English, with English subtitles. Adopt Films

Jan. 30

Amira & Sam

A U.S. Army veteran readjusting to civilian life falls for his comrade's niece, an Iraqi immigrant, but their relationship is tested when she's faced with the prospect of deportation. With Martin Starr, Dina Shihabi and Paul Wesley. Written and directed by Sean Mullin. Drafthouse Films

Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of

A documentary charting the highs and lows of the pop boy band the Backstreet Boys. Directed by Stephen Kijak. Gravitas Ventures

Black or White

A widower raising his biracial granddaughter becomes embroiled in a bitter custody battle when the girl's paternal grandmother seeks custody. With Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Gillian Jacobs. Written and directed by Mike Binder. Relativity Media

The Devil's Violinist

A biopic about the 19th century Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini. With David Garrett, Jared Harris and Joely Richardson. Written and directed by Bernard Rose. Freestyle Releasing

The Loft

Five married guys sharing a loft in the city to carry out hidden affairs are shocked to find the dead body of an unknown woman there. With Karl Urban, James Marsden and Wentworth Miller. Written by Wesley Strick. Directed by Erik Van Looy. Open Road Films

Preservation

A hedge-fund manager, his anesthesiologist wife and his recently returned veteran brother go on a camping trip and are threatened by an unseen menace. With Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber and Aaron Staton. Written and directed by Christopher Denham. The Orchard

Project Almanac

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a time machine and build one, with dire consequences. With Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia and Sam Lerner. Written by Jason Harry Pagan and Andrew Deutschman. Directed by Dean Israelite. Paramount Pictures

Supremacy

When he and his family are taken hostage by a recently paroled white supremacist, an ornery ex-con must fight to free himself and his loved ones. With Danny Glover, Joe Anderson and Dawn Olivieri. Written by Eric J. Adams. Directed by Deon Taylor. WellGo USA

Timbuktu

A family living peacefully in the dunes outside Timbuktu, Mali, come under the thumb of foreign Islamist zealots. With Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki and Abel Jafri. Written by Abderrahmane Sissako and Kessen Tall. Directed by Sissako. In Arabic, Bambara, French, English, Songhay and Tamasheq, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Wild Card

A Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling problem helps a friend get revenge on a sadistic thug, only to bring on the wrath of a powerful mob boss. With Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara and Milo Ventimiglia. Written by William Goldman. Directed by Simon West. Lionsgate

Feb. 6

3 Nights in the Desert

Three estranged friends and former band mates reunite in the desert to celebrate turning 30 but old tensions reemerge. With Wes Bentley, Amber Tamblyn and Vincent Piazza. Written by Adam Chanzit. Directed by Gabriel Cowan. Monterey Media

Above and Beyond

A documentary about a ragtag group of American pilots, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who aided in Israel's 1948 war for independence. Directed by Roberta Grossman. International Film Circuit

Jupiter Ascending

A housecleaner has her life turned upside down when she is saved from bounty hunters by a genetically engineered ex-military warrior and learns she is intergalactic royalty. With Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne. Written and directed by Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

Love, Rosie

Two childhood best friends grapple with their unspoken feelings for each other over the years. With Lily Collins, Sam Claflin and Suki Waterhouse. Written by Juliette Towhidi. Directed by Christian Ditter. Paramount Pictures / Film Arcade

One Small Hitch

On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, two longtime friends agree to fake an engagement to make one's dying father happy. With Shane McRae, Aubrey Dollar and Daniel J. Travanti. Written by Dode B. Levenson. Directed by John Burgess. Freestyle Releasing

Pass the Light

A high school student runs for Congress to spread a message of love and community. With Cameron Palatas, Dalpre Grayer and Alexandria Deberry. Written by Victor Hawks. Directed by Malcolm J. Goodwin. DigiNext

Seventh Son

The sole remaining warrior of a mystical order searches for a prophesied hero to help him vanquish a dark queen. With Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore. Written by Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. In 3-D. Universal Pictures

SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water

A goofy sea sponge and his friends venture to the surface world to foil an evil pirate. With Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke and Antonio Banderas. Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Directed by Paul Tibbitt and Mike Mitchell. In 3-D. Paramount Pictures

The Voices

A chipper but unbalanced man working in a bathtub factory begins taking advice from his talking pets after a date with his office crush goes fatally awry. With Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton. Written by Michael R. Perry. Directed by Marjane Satrapi. Lionsgate

Feb. 13

Ballet 422

A documentary following the 25-year-old choreographer Justin Peck as he crafts a new work for the New York City Ballet. Directed by Jody Lee Lipes. Magnolia Pictures

Fifty Shades of Grey

A mousy college student begins a steamy relationship with a kinky billionaire. With Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and Jennifer Ehle. Written by Kelly Marcel. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Universal Pictures / Focus Features

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself put on trial by her country's religious marriage laws. With Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian and Menashe Noy. Written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. In Hebrew, French and Arabic, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

Girl House

A college student tries to make extra cash by moving into a house that streams content to an X-rated website, but she becomes the target of a deranged fan. With Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco and Slaine. Written by Nick Gordon. Directed by Trevor Matthews. eOne Films

Hits

In a small town in upstate New York, an outspoken municipal employee prone to council-meeting rants becomes an unlikely YouTube celebrity. With Matt Walsh, Meredith Hagner and James Adomian. Written and directed by David Cross. Honora

Kingsman: The Secret Service

A street kid is recruited into a secret spy organization just as a global threat emerges from an evil tech genius. With Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine. Written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn. Directed by Vaughn. 20th Century Fox

The Last Five Years

A musical chronicling five years in the relationship between an up-and-coming novelist and a struggling actress. With Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. Radius

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

A documentary about the brutal murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was killed for being gay. Directed by Michele Josue. Run Rabbit Run Media

Old Fashioned

A former frat boy who has given up his partying ways to run an antique shop in a Midwestern college town falls for a free-spirited young woman. With Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder and LeJon Woods. Written and directed by Swartzwelder. Freestyle Releasing

The Rewrite

A divorced, washed-up screenwriter takes a guest teaching job at a remote college in upstate New York and becomes unexpectedly invested in his students' lives. With Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei and Allison Janney. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Image Entertainment

What We Do in the Shadows

A mockumentary about a trio of ageless vampires trying to fit into modern society. With Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh. Written and directed by Clement and Waititi. The Orchard

White Rabbit

A mentally disturbed high school student bonds with a rebellious new girl in town but is also urged toward revenge by imaginary creatures. With Nick Krause, Britt Robertson and Sam Trammell. Written by Anthony Di Pietro. Directed by Tim McCann. Breaking Glass Pictures

Feb. 20

Blackbird

In a Mississippi town, a devout high school choir boy struggles with religion, sexuality and a troubled home. With Mo'Nique, Isaiah Washington and Terrell Tilford. Written by Rikki Beadle Blair and Patrik-Ian Polk. Directed by Polk. Image Entertainment

Digging Up the Marrow

A pseudo-documentary about monster-themed art in which the filmmakers are contacted by a man who says he can prove such creatures are real. With Adam Green, Ray Wise and Will Barratt. Written and directed by Green. Image Entertainment

The Duff

A high school senior sets out to reinvent herself after learning that she's known as the "designated ugly fat friend" to her two pretty, popular pals. With Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell and Bella Thorne. Written by Josh A. Cagan. Directed by Ari Sandel. CBS Films

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

When one of them gets shot, three friends fire up their time machine to try to prevent the attack but accidentally end up in the future. With Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Adam Scott. Written by Josh Heald. Directed by Steve Pink. Paramount Pictures

McFarland, USA

Under the direction of a new coach, a predominantly Latino high school in a poor California farm town forges a championship cross-country team. With Kevin Costner, Maria Bello and Morgan Saylor. Written by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson. Directed by Niki Caro. Walt Disney Pictures

Wild Tales

An anthology of six stand-alone shorts sharing themes of vengeance. With Dario Grandinetti, Rita Cortese and Oscar Martinez. Written and directed by Damian Szifron. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Feb. 27

'71

After being separated from his unit during a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971, a young British soldier must survive the night alone and find his way to safety. With Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid and Charlie Murphy. Written by Gregory Burke. Directed by Yann Demange. Roadside Attractions

Ana Maria in Novela Land

A bored woman switches bodies with her favorite telenovela star. With Edy Ganem, Michael Steger and Luis Guzman. Written by Georgina Garcia Riedel and Jose Nestor Marquez. Directed by Riedel. Fluency

Bluebird

In northern Maine, a school bus driver's oversight shatters the tranquillity of her small logging town. With Amy Morton, John Slattery and Louisa Krause. Written and directed by Lance Edmands. Factory 25

Deli Man

A documentary about the culinary and cultural history of Jewish delicatessens in the United States. Directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou. Cohen Media Group

Everly

A woman holed up in her apartment faces down waves of assassins sent by her mob-boss ex. With Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc and Togo Igawa. Written by Yale Hannon. Directed by Joe Lynch. Radius

Focus

A veteran con man crosses paths with a former flame and protege on Buenos Aires' high-stakes racing circuit. With Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro. Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Lazarus Effect

A team of medical students discovers a way to bring the dead back to life, but not without complications. With Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde and Donald Glover. Written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater. Directed by David Gelb. Relativity Media

My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

A documentary following the idiosyncratic Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn as he struggles to complete his film "Only God Forgives." Directed by J. Liv Corfixen. Radius

March 6

Chappie

An experimental robot capable of thinking and feeling is kidnapped by street thugs. With Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel and Jose Pablo Cantillo. Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Directed by Blomkamp. Columbia Pictures

Hayride 2

A detective tries to stop a seemingly invincible serial killer. With Sherri Eakin, Jeremy Sande and Jeremy Ivy. Written and directed by Terron R. Parsons. Freestyle Releasing

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

A dramatic account of the 1983 kidnapping and ransom of the chairman and chief executive of the Heineken beer empire in Amsterdam. With Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington and Anthony Hopkins. Written by William Brookfield. Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Millennium Entertainment

Like Sunday, Like Rain

A struggling musician takes a job as a nanny and forms an unlikely bond with a preteen cello prodigy. With Leighton Meester, Julian Shatkin and Debra Messing. Written and directed by Frank Whaley. Monterey Media

Merchants of Doubt

A documentary about a secretive group of pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities but have been hired by corporations and special-interest groups to muddle public debate on topics such as toxic chemicals and climate change. Directed by Robert Kenner. Sony Pictures Classics

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

An idealistic hotelier prepares for his wedding while also trying to expand his business providing accommodations for retirees. With Dev Patel, Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig. Written by Ol Parker. Directed by John Madden. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Two Men in Town

After 18 years in prison, an ex-con struggles to rebuild his life while being badgered by both sides of the law. With Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel and Brenda Blethyn. Written by Olivier Lorelle, Yasmina Khadra and Rachid Bouchareb. Directed by Bouchareb. Cohen Media Group

Unfinished Business

A small-business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close an important deal, but their trip goes decidedly off the rails. With Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and James Marsden. Written by Steven Conrad. Directed by Ken Scott. 20th Century Fox

March 13

3 Hearts

A hapless accountant is romantically torn between two sisters. With Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni. Written by Benoît Jacquot and Julien Boivent. Directed by Jacquot. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Anarchy

Corrupt cops and a drug-dealing biker gang wage a turf war in this contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline." With Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke and Dakota Johnson. Written and directed by Michael Almereyda. Lionsgate

Cinderella

When her merchant father unexpectedly dies, a young woman finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters until the night of a fateful ball. With Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Richard Madden. Written by Chris Weitz. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Walt Disney Pictures

The Cobbler

A disenchanted shoe repairman stumbles across a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers. With Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Dustin Hoffman. Written by Thomas McCarthy and Paul Sado. Directed by McCarthy. Image Entertainment

In the Heart of the Sea

A 19th century whaling ship is assaulted by one of its very targets off the coast of New England in this drama based on the real-life disaster that inspired "Moby-Dick." With Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy. Written by Charles Leavitt. Directed by Ron Howard. In Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

Just Before I Go

A depressed man returns to his hometown to settle scores before killing himself. With Seann William Scott, Olivia Thirlby and Garret Dillahunt. Written by David Flebotte. Directed by Courteney Cox. Anchor Bay

Muck

Having narrowly escaped an ancient burial ground under the marshes of Cape Cod, a group of friends is trapped between two evils. With Kane Hodder, Lachlan Buchanan and Jaclyn Swedberg. Written and directed by Steve Wolsh. Anchor Bay

Seymour: An Introduction

A documentary portrait of the concert pianist turned music teacher and composer Seymour Bernstein. Directed by Ethan Hawke. Sundance Selects

The Wrecking Crew

A documentary about Los Angeles-based studio musicians the Wrecking Crew, who backed numerous hits in the 1960s. Directed by Denny Tedesco. Magnolia Pictures

March 20

Danny Collins

Inspired by a long undelivered letter from John Lennon, an aging 1970s rocker tries to give up his hard-living ways and reconnect with his family. With Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale and Annette Bening. Written and directed by Dan Fogelman. Bleecker Street

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

In the ruins of futuristic Chicago, rebels battle a power-hungry cabal. With Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. Written by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback. Directed by Robert Schwentke. In 3-D. Summit Entertainment

The Gunman

A former special-forces agent gets drawn back into his violent past. With Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. Written by Pete Travis. Directed by Pierre Morel. Open Road Films

Hunting Elephants

A precocious kid conspires with three senior citizens to rob a bank to save himself and his mom from losing their house. With Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov and Patrick Stewart. Written by Reshef Levi and Regev Levy. Directed by Levi. XLrator Media

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

A lonely office drone in Tokyo mistakes a popular American movie for a documentary, then heads to snowy North Dakota to find a buried suitcase full of cash. With Rinko Kukuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube and Shirley Venard. Written by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner. Directed by David Zellner. Amplify Releasing

The Letters

A biopic about Mother Teresa, as seen through letters she wrote to a longtime friend and spiritual advisor. With Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer and Max von Sydow. Written and directed by William Riead. Freestyle Releasing

Tracers

Hoping to pay off a gang debt, a New York City bike messenger joins a crew that uses parkour to pull off heists. With Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos and Adam Rayner. Written by Matt Johnson. Directed by Daniel Benmayor. Lionsgate

The Walking Deceased

In this genre spoof, a band of survivors tries to stay alive in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. With Tim Ogletree, Joe Oglesby and Dave Sheridan. Written by Ogletree. Directed by Scott Dow. Arc Entertainment

Zombeavers

College kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of undead beavers. With Chad Anderson, Lexi Atkins and Brent Briscoe. Written by Al Kaplan, Jordan Rubin and Jon Kaplan. Directed by Rubin. Freestyle Releasing

March 27

The Barber

A small-town barber hunts for a serial killer—not to expose him but to learn his tricks of the trade. With Scott Glenn and Chris Coy. Written by Max Enscoe. Directed by Basel Owies. Arc Entertainment

Clouds of Sils Maria

Asked to star in a restaging of the play that made her famous 20 years ago but this time in a different role, an aging actress departs with her assistant to rehearse in the Swiss Alps. With Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. Written and directed by Olivier Assayas. IFC Films

Get Hard

After being convicted of fraud and given 30 days to get his affairs in order, a hedge-fund manager foolishly enlists his car washer to toughen him up for prison. With Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Tip "T.I." Harris. Written by Jay Martel, Ian Roberts and Etan Cohen. Directed by Cohen. Warner Bros. Pictures

A Girl Like Her

A 16-year-old girl and her best friend expose her harassment at the hands of a popular classmate. With Lexi Ainsworth, Jimmy Bennett and Hunter King. Written and directed by Amy S. Weber. Parkside

Home

When the Earth is taken over by aliens in search of a new home, a resourceful girl and an outcast extraterrestrial become unlikely partners in crime. With the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin. Written by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. Directed by Tim Johnson. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

It Follows

After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager is haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. With Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Daniel Zovatto. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. Radius

A Little Chaos

A strong-willed landscape designer chosen to build a garden at King Louis XIV's new palace at Versailles challenges gender and class barriers. With Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts and Alan Rickman. Written and directed by Rickman. Focus Features

Serena

In Depression-era North Carolina, a timber man sets out to build an empire with his enterprising new wife, but she doesn't take kindly to discovering his hidden past. With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Rhys Ifans. Written by Christopher Kyle. Directed by Susanne Bier. Magnolia Pictures

While We're Young

A middle-age husband and wife have their routine shaken up when a disarming young couple enter their lives. With Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach. A24

White God

When a girl is forced to give up her beloved dog because it is deemed unfit by the state, she and her pet journey back to each other while an animal uprising begins. With Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zsófia Psotta and Sándor Zsótér. Written and directed by Kornél Mundruczó. In Hungarian with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures

March TBA

Champs

A documentary about boxers Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins, and their journeys from poverty to the ring. Directed by Bert Marcus. Amplify

Marfa Girl

A teenager drifts through life in small-town Texas alongside his girlfriend, a newly arrived artist and a deranged Border Patrol agent. With Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette and Jeremy St. James. Written and directed by Larry Clark. Breaking Glass Pictures

April 1

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

A documentary chronicling the rise of the Australia-based Christian band Hillsong United. Directed by Michael John Warren. Warner Bros. Pictures

April 3

Furious 7

A crew of fast-driving outlaws battles the vengeful brother of a vanquished enemy. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. Written by Chris Morgan. Directed by James Wan. Universal Pictures

Lambert & Stamp

A documentary about filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, who set out to find a subject for a movie in the 1960s and ended up discovering and managing the rock band the Who. Directed by James D. Cooper. In English, French and German, with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

The Living

A husband seeks redemption after beating his wife during an alcohol-induced blackout, while her brother hires an ex-con to kill him. With Fran Kranz, Jocelin Donahue and Kenny Wormald. Written and directed by Jack Bryan. Monterey Media

She's Funny That Way

After spending an evening with an escort, a Broadway director is shocked when the young woman unsuspectingly walks into his audition for a role opposite his actress wife and nails it. With Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots and Kathryn Hahn. Written by Peter Bogdanovich and Louise Stratten. Directed by Bogdanovich. Clarius Entertainment

Woman in Gold

Sixty years after fleeing Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman sets out to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, including a famous Gustav Klimt painting. With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl. Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Simon Curtis. The Weinstein Co.

April 10

Cybernatural

A teenager and her friends are stalked by a mysterious assailant in this horror film unfolding over a computer screen. With Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm and Renee Olstead. Written by Nelson Greaves. Directed by Leo Gabriadze. Universal Pictures

Desert Dancer

During the volatile climate of Iran's 2009 presidential election, a dancer risks everything to form an underground company. With Reece Ritchie, Freida Pinto and Nazanin Boniadi. Written by Jon Croker. Directed by Richard Raymond. Relativity Media

Ex Machina

A programmer at an Internet search giant is chosen to evaluate the capabilities and consciousness of a new experiment in artificial intelligence. With Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. Written and directed by Alex Garland. A24

Kill Me Three Times

A mercurial assassin discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun-drenched surfing town. With Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton and Alice Braga. Written by James McFarland. Directed by Kriv Stenders. Magnet Releasing

The Longest Ride

When their love is tested, a bull rider looking to make a comeback and a college student about to enter the New York art world draw inspiration from a decades-long romance. With Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson and Alan Alda. Written by Craig Bolotin. Directed by George Tillman Jr. 20th Century Fox

Sisterhood of Night

A girl exposes a secret society in her New Jersey suburb. With Kara Hayward, Kal Penn and Georgie Henley. Written by Marilyn Fu. Directed by Caryn Waechter. Freestyle Releasing

True Story

When a disgraced New York Times reporter meets the accused killer who has taken his identity, his investigation turns into a game of cat-and-mouse. With Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones. Written by Rupert Goold and David Kajganich. Directed by Goold. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Underdogs

As the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, a gaming ace recruits them to help save his town and win the heart of his crush. With the voices of Matthew Morrison, Ariana Grande and Nicholas Hoult. Written by Juan José Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri and Gastón Gorali. Directed by Campanella. The Weinstein Co.

April 17

Beyond the Reach

During a hunting trip in the Mojave desert, a crazed billionaire and his impoverished guide engage in a battle of wills. With Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine. Written by Stephen Susco. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti. Roadside Attractions

Child 44

In 1953 Russia, a disgraced intelligence agent is sent to a grim provincial outpost where he joins forces with the local police chief to catch a serial killer preying on young boys. With Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace. Written by Richard Price. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Summit Entertainment

Monkey Kingdom

A documentary following a resourceful monkey in the jungles of South Asia as she welcomes a son into her complicated extended family. Directed by Mark Linfield. Walt Disney Pictures

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

A mall security guard heads to a convention in Las Vegas with his college-bound daughter and stumbles upon a heist. With Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Neal McDonough. Written by James and Nick Bakay. Directed by Andy Fickman. Columbia Pictures

The Road Within

When his mother dies, a young man with Tourette syndrome sneaks out of his clinic with his anorexic love interest and OCD roommate to deliver his mother's ashes to the ocean. With Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz and Dev Patel. Written and directed by Gren Wells. WellGo USA

Run All Night

When his estranged son becomes a target, an aging mob hit man is forced to choose between his crime family and the family he abandoned. With Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman and Vincent D'Onofrio. Written by Brad Ingelsby. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Squeeze

A notorious gambler discovers a young man with uncommon golf skills in a rural town and persuades him to start playing in high-stakes matches. With Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald and Katherine LaNasa. Written and directed by Terry Jastrow. Arc Entertainment

April 24

The Age of Adaline

A solitary woman who hasn't aged for almost eight decades after a freak accident has a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist that changes everything. With Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman and Kathy Baker. Written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Lionsgate

Eden

A garage DJ navigates 20 years in the French underground dance music scene. With Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne and Vincent Macaigne. Written by Mia Hansen-Love and Sven Hansen-Love. Directed by Mia Hansen-Love. In French and English, with English subtitles. Broad Green Pictures

Gloria

A biopic about pop star Gloria Trevi, who has been called the Mexican Madonna. With Sofia Espinosa, Marco Perez and Tatiana del Real. Written by Sabina Berman. Directed by Christian Keller. Picturehouse

Little Boy

A boy tries with all his might to do something to bring his father back home from World War II. With Jakob Salvati, Emily Mortimer and Michael Rapaport. Written by Alejandro Monteverde and Pepe Portillo. Directed by Monteverde. Open Road Films

The Water Diviner

Four years after the battle of Gallipoli in World War I, an Australian farmer journeys to Turkey to discover the fate of his three missing sons. With Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko and Yilmaz Erdogan. Written by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. Directed by Crowe. Warner Bros. Pictures

April 29

Iris

A documentary portrait of the 93-year-old New York style maven Iris Apfel. Directed by Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures

April TBA

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

A documentary about Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man arrested as a suspected serial killer who terrorized South Los Angeles for a quarter-century. Directed by Nick Broomfield. HBO Documentary Films

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