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Summer Sneaks 2015: The List

The 2015 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of the films opening through early September. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.

May 1

Any Day

Having served 12 years in prison for killing a man with his bare hands, a resentful ex-boxer tries to get his life back on track. With Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh. Written and directed by Rustam Branaman. Gravitas Ventures

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

When Iron Man's plan to develop an artificially intelligent peacekeeping force backfires, he and his fellow Avengers must save the world from a megalomaniacal android. With Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In 3-D and Imax. Walt Disney Pictures

Cas & Dylan

A terminally ill 61-year-old loner reluctantly agrees to give a 22-year-old misfit a short lift, and the two end up traveling across the country while on the lam. With Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. Written by Jessie Gabe. Directed by Jason Priestley. eOne Films

Chic

An haute couture legend who has lost her creative mojo finds inspiration in a rude Breton gardener, but he needs some convincing to stick around as her new muse. With Fanny Ardant, Marina Hands and Eric Elmosnino. Written and directed by Jérôme Cornuau. In French with English subtitles. Distrib Films

Eastern Boys

A bourgeois Parisian man solicits a handsome young Ukrainian hustler for a rendezvous at his chic apartment, only to suffer a home invasion the next day. With Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov and Danil Vorobyev. Written and directed by Robin Campillo. In French, Russian, Ukrainian and English, with English subtitles. First Run Features

Far From Men

In 1954 Algeria, a reclusive schoolteacher is tasked with escorting a villager accused of murder across the Atlas Mountains to trial. With Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb and Djemel Barek. Written and directed by David Oelhoffen. In French with English subtitles. Tribeca Film

Far From the Madding Crowd

In this adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel, a headstrong young woman in Victorian England attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, a wealthy bachelor and a reckless soldier. With Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Michael Sheen. Written by David Nicholls. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Gardeners of Eden

A documentary about the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya and its efforts to stop ivory poachers in the bush and rescue the orphans of slain elephants. Directed by Austin Peck and Anneliese Vandenberg. Ganesh Forever

Grey Gardens

A new restoration of the 1976 documentary about the reclusive socialites Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith Bouvier Beale, who inhabited a moldering manse in East Hampton, N.Y. Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Muffie Meyer and Ellen Hovde. Janus Films

Hyena

When he's threatened with exposure, a ruthless cop who's undercover in the London drug world is forced to shift loyalties and sell out allies to stay alive. With Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham and Neil Maskell. Written and directed by Gerard Johnson. Tribeca Film

Iris

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

Maya the Bee Movie

A restless young bee leaves the hive in search of adventure, makes new friends and tries to help save the queen in this animated film based on a 1912 German children's novel. With the voices of Coco Jack Gillies, Jacki Weaver and Miriam Margolyes. Written by Marcus Sauermann and Fin Edquist. Directed by Alexs Stadermann. Shout Factory Kids

Misery Loves Comedy

A documentary about the relationship between misery and comedy, featuring interviews with dozens of comedians. Directed by Kevin Pollak. Tribeca Film

Private Number

Sinister phone calls haunt an ex-alcoholic writer as he struggles to finish a novel. With Hal Ozsan, Nicholle Tom and Judd Nelson. Written and directed by LazRael Lison. Arc Entertainment

Ride

When her son drops out of college to surf and find himself in Los Angeles, a magazine editor follows him and goes through her own period of self-discovery. With Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites and Luke Wilson. Written and directed by Hunt. Screen Media Films

Welcome to Me

A woman with borderline personality disorder wins the lottery, quits her medication and buys herself a talk show on an infomercial channel. With Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley and Linda Cardellini. Written by Eliot Laurence. Directed by Shira Piven. Alchemy

May 8

5 Flights Up

An aging married couple put their fifth-floor walk-up in Brooklyn on the market and search for a potential new home over a chaotic weekend. With Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman and Cynthia Nixon. Written by Charlie Peters. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Focus World

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

On his centennial birthday, a retired munitions man escapes his nursing home and goes on a picaresque journey that recalls other moments of his eventful life. With Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander and David Wiberg. Written by Felix Herngren and Hans Ingemansson. Directed by Herngren. In English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Italian and Russian, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

About Elly

For a group of friends from Tehran, a seaside getaway weekend takes a frantic turn when one of their party vanishes under mysterious circumstances. With Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. In Persian with English subtitles. Cinema Guild

Bravetown

Sentenced to counseling after a minor drug infraction, a club DJ returns to his estranged father and quiet North Dakota hometown. With Josh Duhamel, Maria Bello and Laura Dern. Written and directed by Daniel Duran. eOne Films

The D Train

A Pittsburgh schlub tries to save his high school reunion by securing the attendance of a former classmate turned Hollywood actor and goes to great lengths to do so. With Jack Black, James Marsden and Kathryn Hahn. Written and directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel. IFC Films

Hot Pursuit

An uptight police officer tries to protect the brassy widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by criminals and dirty cops. With Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara and John Carroll Lynch. Written by David Feeney, John Quaintance, Dana Fox and Katherine Silberman. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Warner Bros. Pictures

Maggie

When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. Written by John Scott 3. Directed by Henry Hobson. Roadside Attractions

Noble

A biopic about Christina Noble, who escaped the slums of Ireland and established a foundation to help orphaned and abandoned children in Vietnam. With Deirdre O'Kane, Brendan Coyle and Sarah Greene. Written and directed by Stephen Bradley. Aspiration Media

The Ocean of Helena Lee

The 12-year-old daughter of a surf rat grapples with coming of age and the absence of her deceased mother. With Moriah Blonna, Tom Dunne and Maria McKee. Written and directed by Jim Akin. Shootist Films

Playing It Cool

A disillusioned writer falls for an engaged woman and tries to win her over. With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan and Martin Starr. Written by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. Directed by Justin Reardon. Vertical Entertainment

Preggoland

A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends. With Sonja Bennett, James Caan and Danny Trejo. Written by Bennett. Directed by Jacob Tierney. Gravitas Ventures

Saint Laurent

A biographical drama chronicling a turbulent decade in the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. With Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier and Louis Garrel. Written by Thomas Bidegain and Bertrand Bonello. Directed by Bonello. In French with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Skin Trade

A New Jersey cop heads to Bangkok and teams with a local detective to take down a human-trafficking network. With Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa and Michael Jai White. Written by Lundgren, Steven Elder and Gabriel Dowrick. Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham. Magnet Releasing

Soul Boys of the Western World

A documentary about the rise, fall and influence of the British new-wave band Spandau Ballet. Directed by George Hencken. Sundance Selects

May 15

Absolution

When a contract killer encounters a girl on the run from a well-connected mob boss, he's torn between protecting her and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him. With Steven Seagal, Byron Mann and Josh Barnett. Written by Keoni Waxman and Richard Beattie. Directed by Waxman. Lionsgate

Animals

For a young Chicago couple stuck in the throes of addiction, a life-altering setback forces them to confront the reality of their situation. With Kim Shaw and David Dastmalchian. Written by Dastmalchian. Directed by Collin Schiffli. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Antarctic Edge: 70° South

A documentary following a group of researchers exploring the West Antarctic Peninsula as part of the race to understand climate change. Directed by Dena Seidel. First Run Features

Childless

The sudden passing of a teenage girl unsettles the four adults in her life. With Joe Mantegna, Barbara Hershey and Diane Venora. Written and directed by Charlie Levi. Monterey Media

The Connection

A Marseilles magistrate and his task force of elite cops will stop at nothing to dismantle a notorious international drug-smuggling operation. With Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche and Céline Sallette. Written by Audrey Diwan and Cédric Jimenez. Directed by Jimenez. In French with English subtitles. Drafthouse Films

Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

A documentary about the Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger, best known for designing the titular creature in Ridley Scott's landmark sci-fi film "Alien." Directed by Belinda Sallin. In German and English, with English subtitles. Icarus Films

Days of Grace

With Tenoch Huerta, Carlos Bardem and Dolores Heredia. Written and directed by Everardo Valerio Gout. In Spanish with English subtitles. Cinema Libre

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

A documentary about Cambodia's vibrant pop music scene of the 1950s and '60s that was largely wiped out by the Khmer Rouge. Directed by John Pirozzi. In English and Cambodian, with English subtitles. Argot Pictures

Echoes of War

In post-Civil War Texas, two neighboring families grieving over their losses become embroiled in another bloody conflict. With James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry and William Forsythe. Written by John Chriss and Kane Senes. Directed by Senes. Arc Entertainment

Every Secret Thing

A detective who has never gotten over her rookie case, in which she found a missing child an hour too late, is determined not to let the same thing happen again. With Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane and Dakota Fanning. Written by Nicole Holofcener. Directed by Amy Berg. Starz Digital Media

I Am Big Bird:

The Caroll Spinney Story

A documentary portrait of the octogenarian puppeteer who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch of "Sesame Street." Directed by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker. Tribeca Film

I'll See You

in My Dreams

After the death of her beloved dog, a seventysomething widow pursues a new love interest, reconnects with her daughter and strikes up a friendship with her pool man. With Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott and Martin Starr. Written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch. Bleecker Street

In the Name of My Daughter

A biographical drama about the French casino heiress Agnès Le Roux was manipulated into handing her mother's establishment over to the mob and subsequently vanished. With Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet and Adèle Haenel. Written by André Téchiné, Jean-Charles Le Roux and Cédric Anger. Directed by Téchiné. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Mad Max: Fury Road

In a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland, a loner haunted by his past gets swept up in a battle against a ruthless warlord. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult. Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Directed by Miller. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Miles to Go

A Los Angeles writer who doesn't believe relationships can last tries to reconnect with his on-again, off-again ex-girlfriend. With Quincy Rose, Jen McPherson and Maggie Rowe. Written and directed by Rose. Indie Rights

Pitch Perfect 2

After a mishap mars their performance for the president, the Barden Bellas enter an international a cappella competition to redeem themselves. With Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Rebel Wilson. Written by Kay Cannon. Directed by Banks. Universal Pictures

Pound of Flesh

While in China to donate his kidney to his dying niece, a former black-ops agent awakens the day before the operation to find his organ stolen, prompting bloody retribution. With Jean-Claude Van Damme. Written by Joshua James. Directed by Ernie Barbarash. eOne Films

Reality

A quiet cameraman who dreams of directing his first horror movie is given the chance by a wealthy producer, on the condition that he finds the perfect film scream in 48 hours. With Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert and Jon Heder. Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. In English and French, with English subtitles. IFC Midnight

Shake the Dust

A documentary about the reach and influence of break dancing around the world. Directed by Adam Sjöberg. Bond/360

Slow West

A naive 16-year-old Scotsman journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves while accompanied by a mysterious traveler. With Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn. Written and directed by John Maclean. A24

Time Lapse

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures of the future and conspire to use it for personal gain. With Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary and George Finn. Written by Bradley King and B.P. Cooper. Directed by King. XLrator Media

Where Hope Grows

A former baseball player who couldn't cut it in the big leagues finds himself in a downward spiral until he meets a young man with Down syndrome working at the local grocery store. With Kristoffer Polaha, McKaley Miller and David DeSanctis. Written and directed by Chris Dowling. Roadside Attractions

May 22

Aloft

A renowned artist and healer encounters her son, a falconer, two decades after an accident tore them apart. With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Mélanie Laurent. Written and directed by Claudia Llosa. Sony Pictures Classics

Good Kill

When an Air Force drone pilot and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA and the stakes increase, his nerves and marriage begin to fray. With Ethan Hawke, January Jones and Zoë Kravitz. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. IFC Films

Poltergeist

A suburban family must come together to rescue their youngest daughter from evil apparitions in this reboot of the 1982 film. With Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Gil Kenan. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

Sunshine Superman

A documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, father of BASE jumping. Directed by Marah Strauch. Magnolia Pictures

Tomorrowland

A bright teenager and a jaded former boy genius embark on a dangerous mission to unearth the secrets of a mysterious place somewhere in time and space. With Britt Robertson, George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. Written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird. Directed by Bird. In Imax. Walt Disney Pictures

When Marnie Was There

In this animated film, a girl sent from her foster home in the city to a sleepy seaside town in Hokkaido meets a mysterious new friend. With the voices of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka and Grey Griffin. Written by Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi and David Freedman. Directed by Yonebayashi. GKids

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman

A documentary about the 35-year car-racing career of actor Newman. Directed by Adam Carolla and Nate Adams. FilmBuff

May 29

Aloha

A military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumph and reconnects with an old flame while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. With Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Columbia Pictures

Barely Lethal

A teenage special-ops agent yearning for a normal adolescence fakes her death, assumes the role of an exchange student and comes to learn that high school has its own perils. With Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba. Written by John D'Arco. Directed by Kyle Newman. A24

Club Life

A young promoter in the New York City club scene rises through the ranks and risks everything to cover his family's financial troubles. With Jerry Ferrara, Jessica Szohr and Robert Davi. Written by Danny A. Abeckaser, Ryan O'Nan and Ryan Vallan. Directed by Fabrizio Conte. The Orchard

Gemma Bovery

A British beauty and her husband move to a charming old farmhouse in France, where her life begins to parallel Flaubert's "Madame Bovary." With Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng and Fabrice Luchini. Written by Anne Fontaine and Pascal Bonitzer. Directed by Fontaine. Music Box Films

Marie's Story

A biographical drama about Marie Heurtin, a young deaf and blind woman who became a dedicated nun in 19th century France. With Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire and Brigitte Catillon. Written and directed by Jean-Pierre Améris. In French with English subtitles. Film Movement

Runoff

As the harvest draws near in an economically depressed rural town, a woman discovers how far she'll go to save her family farm. With Joanne Kelly, Tom Bower and Neal Huff. Written and directed by Kimberly Levin. Monterey Media

San Andreas

When a massive earthquake strikes California, a helicopter pilot and his estranged wife travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their daughter. With Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario. Written by Carlton Cuse. Directed by Brad Peyton. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Seeds of Time

A documentary following scientist Cary Fowler as he travels the globe collecting seeds to preserve crop diversity and potentially avert an agricultural catastrophe. Directed by Sandy McLeod. Kino Lorber

Unfreedom

In parallel stories in New York and New Delhi, an Islamist terrorist kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar to silence him while a young woman resists her devout father's efforts to force her into an arranged marriage. With Victor Banerjee, Bhanu Uday and Bhavani Lee. Written and directed by Raj Amit Kumar. Dark Frames

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June 3

Entourage

A mercurial movie star and his best buds get back in business with his former agent, now a studio head, in this follow-up to the HBO series. With Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara. Written and directed by Doug Ellin. Warner Bros. Pictures

June 5

Alleluia

A needy mortician falls for a womanizing professional hustler and becomes his accomplice rather than risk losing him. With Laurent Lucas, Lola Dueñas and Stéphane Bissot. Written by Fabrice Du Welz, Vincent Tavier and Roman Protat. Directed by Du Welz. In French with English subtitles. Doppelganger Releasing (1:35)

The Farewell Party

Friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia to help a terminally ill friend, and rumors of the machine begin to attract interest. With Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelshtein and Aliza Rozen. Written and directed by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Freedom

A slave and his family escape from Virginia and head to Canada via the Underground Railroad in a journey that parallels his great-grandfather's own struggle to survive a century earlier. With Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler and Sharon Leal. Written by Timothy A. Chey. Directed by Peter Cousens. Arc Entertainment

Gloria

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

Insidious: Chapter 3

A gifted psychic reluctantly agrees to contact the dead to help a teenage girl targeted by a supernatural entity in this horror prequel. With Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott and Angus Sampson. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell. Focus Features

Love & Mercy

A biographical drama about Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of the Beach Boys. With Paul Dano, John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks. Roadside Attractions

Results

A recent divorcée who is newly rich but utterly miserable gets mixed up with a self-styled gym guru and an acerbic trainer. With Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan. Written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. Magnolia Pictures

Spy

When her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, a deskbound CIA analyst is sent into the field to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer. With Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. Written and directed by Paul Feig. 20th Century Fox

Testament of Youth

A young Englishwoman comes of age during World War I and experiences the horrors of war firsthand as a military nurse. With Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Taron Egerton. Written by Juliette Towhidi. Directed by James Kent. Sony Pictures Classics

United Passions

A biopic about the founders of FIFA, the international governing body for soccer and the World Cup. With Tim Roth, Sam Neill and Gérard Depardieu. Written by Frédéric Auburtin and Jean-Paul Delfino. Directed by Auburtin. Screen Media Films

Wild Horses

A Texas ranger reopens a 15-year-old missing-persons case after uncovering clues linking a local boy's death to a wealthy family man. With Robert Duvall, James Franco and Josh Hartnett. Written and directed by Duvall. eOne Films

June 10

Every Last Child

A documentary following five people affected by the polio crisis in Pakistan, where the Taliban issued a ban against vaccinations. Directed by Tom Roberts. Zeitgeist Films

June 12

The 11th Hour

A business executive who suffers yet another miscarriage is told she's too old to carry a child but refuses to accept her fate. With Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice and Peter Stormare. Written and directed by Anders Morgenthaler. Brainstorm Media

Jurassic World

At an island theme park where dinosaurs have been resurrected through science, a new genetically engineered specimen escapes confinement and plunges the park into chaos. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D'Onofrio. Written by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow. Directed by Trevorrow. In 3-D. Universal Pictures

Live From New York

A documentary tracing the early years of the late-night sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and its evolution into a comedy institution. Directed by Bao Nguyen. Abramorama

Madame Bovary

Desperate to escape the dullness of provincial life, a young married woman in 19th century France pursues a series of indiscreet affairs. With Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Rhys Ifans. Written by Felipe Marino and Sophie Barthes. Directed by Barthes. Alchemy

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

An awkward high school senior is forced by his mom to spend time with a classmate he hasn't spoken to since kindergarten, a girl who has just been diagnosed with cancer. With Thomas Mann, Olivia Cook and R.J. Cyler. Written by Jesse Andrews. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Fox Searchlight Pictures

One Cut, One Life

A documentary following nonfiction filmmaker Ed Pincus as he teams with a collaborator to make one last movie after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Directed by Pincus and Lucia Small. First Run Features

Rebels of the Neon God

A restoration of the 1992 film about a cram school student in Taipei who becomes obsessed with a petty thief. With Chen Chao-jung, Jen Chang-ben and Lee Kang-sheng. Written and directed by Tsai Ming-liang. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Big World Pictures

The Yes Men Are Revolting

A documentary about the continuing exploits of the anticorporate prankster activists the Yes Men. Directed by Laura Nix and the Yes Men. The Orchard

June 19

Burying the Ex

A young man who's afraid to break up with his overbearing girlfriend is seemingly bailed out when she's killed in a freak accident, but she doesn't stay dead for long. With Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario. Written by Alan Trezza. Directed by Joe Dante. Image Entertainment

Chagall-Malevich

A dramatized account of the rivalry between the Russian painters Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich. With Kristina Schneidermann, Leonid Bichevin and Anatoliy Beliy. Written and directed by Aleksandr Mitta. In Russian with English subtitles. Shim-Film Pictures

Dope

For a trio of geeky Inglewood teens, a chance invitation to an underground party sets them on a drug-dealing adventure. With Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons. Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Open Road Films

Eden

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

The Face of an Angel

A filmmaker commissioned to make a movie about the controversial murder trial of an American student in Italy begins to question the motives of the people around him, and of himself. With Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne. Written by Paul Viragh. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Screen Media Films

Infinitely Polar Bear

After a nervous breakdown lands him in a mental hospital, a bipolar 1970s father becomes the primary caretaker for his two young daughters while his wife gets her MBA. With Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Imogene Wolodarsky. Written and directed by Maya Forbes. Sony Pictures Classics

Inside Out

An 11-year-old girl and her family move to a new city, prompting her five personified emotions to help guide her through the transition, in this animated film. With the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. Written by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley. Directed by Docter and Ronnie del Carmen. Walt Disney Pictures

Manglehorn

A reclusive small-town locksmith who has never recovered from losing the love of his life cautiously approaches the possibility of moving on. With Al Pacino, Chris Messina and Holly Hunter. Written by Paul Logan. Directed by David Gordon Green. IFC Films

The Overnight

In an attempt to acclimate to Los Angeles, a young couple spend an increasingly bizarre evening with the parents of their son's new friend. With Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman. Written and directed by Patrick Brice. The Orchard

Phantom Halo

Two brothers scrape to get by and cope with their drunken mess of a father, and one of them tries to fix things with a counterfeiting scheme that goes awry. With Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank and Sebastian Roche. Written by Antonia Bogdanovich and Anne Heffron. Directed by Bogdanovich. Arc Entertainment

The Wolfpack

A documentary about seven siblings who grew up in virtual isolation in a low-income development on New York's Lower East Side and learned about the outside world almost entirely through watching movies. Directed by Crystal Moselle. Magnolia Pictures

June 26

3 1/2 Minutes

A documentary about the murder trial of Michael Dunn, a white man who fired on a car of unarmed black teenagers in Florida, killing one, during an altercation over the volume of their music. Directed by Marc Silver. Participant Media

7 Minutes

Three desperate men are forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. With Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter and Zane Holtz. Written and directed by Jay Martin. Starz Digital

Batkid Begins

A documentary on Miles Scott, the young leukemia patient who captured national attention when he donned a mini-batsuit and defended San Francisco from supervillains during a Make-a-Wish event in 2013. Directed by Dana Nachman. Warner Bros. Pictures

Big Game

When Air Force One crashes in the Finnish countryside, the president teams with an intrepid 13-year-old boy to evade a group of terrorists. With Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila and Ray Stevenson. Written and directed by Jalmari Helander. EuropaCorp

Fresh Dressed

A documentary examining hip-hop's influence on the fashion world and vice versa. Directed by Sacha Jenkins. Samuel Goldwyn Films / StyleHaul

Into the Grizzly Maze

When a grizzly bear wreaks havoc on a small Alaskan town, the local sheriff heads into the wilderness to find his ecologist wife but instead crosses paths with his estranged ex-con brother. With James Marsden, Billy Bob Thornton and Thomas Jane. Written by Guy Moshe and J.R. Reher. Directed by David Hackl. Vertical Entertainment

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 by Rickman, Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock. Directed by Rickman. Focus World

The Little Death

A look at the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney, Australia. With Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic and Damon Herriman. Written and directed by Lawson. Magnolia Pictures

Max

When his handler is killed on the front lines in Afghanistan, a troubled military dog is shipped back to the U.S. and taken in by the soldier's family, and both begin to heal. With Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Boaz Yakin and Sheldon Lettich. Directed by Yakin. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Pardon

A biographical drama about Toni Jo Henry, a woman who survived abuse and prostitution only to get entangled in kidnapping and murder in 1940s Louisiana. With Jaime King, John Hawkes and M.C. Gainey. Written by Tom Anton and Sandi Russell. Directed by Anton. Monterey Media

Ted 2

A potty-mouth teddy bear that's been magically brought to life wages a legal battle to prove his humanity in this sequel to 2012's "Ted." With Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and the voice of Seth MacFarlane. Written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Directed by MacFarlane. Universal Pictures

The Tribe

A new student at a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf is initiated into a teenage gang in this film devoid of dialogue and subtitles. With Grigoriy Fesenko and Yana Novikova. Written and directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. Drafthouse Films

What Happened, Miss Simone?

A documentary about the maverick soul singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone, told through concert footage, interviews, diaries and letters. Directed by Liz Garbus. Netflix

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July 1

Faith of Our Fathers

A quarter-century after the Vietnam War, two men guided by battlefield letters from their fathers journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. With Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes and David A.R. White. Written by Harold Uhl. Directed by Carey Scott. Pure Flix / Samuel Goldwyn Films

Magic Mike XXL

Three years after bowing out of the stripper life, an ex-dancer hits the road with his former colleagues for one last blowout performance in Myrtle Beach, S.C. With Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Written by Reid Carolin. Directed by Gregory Jacobs. Warner Bros. Pictures

Terminator Genisys

When a soldier from the future is sent back in time to protect the eventual leader of humanity's war against sentient machines, an unexpected turn of events fractures the timeline and alters his mission. With Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. Directed by Alan Taylor. Paramount Pictures

July 3

Cartel Land

A documentary portrait of two vigilante groups battling Mexican drug cartels on either side of the border. Directed by Matthew Heineman. The Orchard

In Stereo

A self-destructive photographer and a stalled TV actress rekindle their relationship 18 months after breaking up. With Micah Hauptman, Aimee Mullins and Beau Garrett. Written and directed by Mel Rodriguez III. Circus Road Films

Jimmy's Hall

Returning to his native Ireland a decade after living in the U.S., a political activist reopens his old dance hall, which becomes a controversial community center. With Barry Ward, Simone Kirby and Jim Norton. Written by Paul Laverty. Directed by Ken Loach. Sony Pictures Classics

July 10

10,000 Km

When a residency takes her from Barcelona to Los Angeles, an artist and her boyfriend must rely on technology to keep their relationship alive. With Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer. Written by Carlos Marques-Marcet and Clara Roquet. Directed by Marques-Marcet. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Broad Green Pictures

The Bronze

A bitter small-town gymnast clinging to her third-place Olympics win a decade earlier is persuaded to coach a promising local talent but isn't too keen on having her thunder stolen. With Melissa Rauch, Haley Lu Richardson and Thomas Middleditch. Written by Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch. Directed by Bryan Buckley. Relativity Studios

The Gallows

Twenty years after an accident killed the lead actor of a high school play, students at the same small-town school resurrect the failed stage production, but things don't go as planned. With Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos and Reese Mishler. Written and directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. Warner Bros. Pictures

Minions

The capsule-shaped creatures known as Minions search for a new evil mastermind to follow in this spinoff of the "Despicable Me" animated films. With the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. Written by Brian Lynch. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. In 3-D. Universal Pictures

The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho

A biopic about Brazilian novelist Coelho and his brushes with death, madness, drugs, love, rock 'n' roll and more. With Júlio Andrade, Ravel Andrade and Fabiana Gugli. Written by Carolina Kotscho. Directed by Daniel Augusto. In Portuguese and Spanish, English subtitles. Music Box Films

Self/Less

A wealthy man dying of cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure to transfer his consciousness into a healthy young body, but all is not as it seems when he digs into the origin of his new frame. With Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez and Ben Kingsley. Written by David Pastor and Alex Pastor. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Focus Features

Tangerine

On Christmas Eve, a transgender prostitute and her best friend seek revenge on the former's pimp/boyfriend. With Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor and Karren Karagulian. Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch. Directed by Baker. Magnolia Pictures

July 17

Ant-Man

A master thief seeking redemption dons a suit that allows him to shrink in size but increase in strength to face down a new generation of threats. With Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll. Written by Rudd and Adam McKay. Directed by Peyton Reed. Walt Disney Pictures

Ardor

In the rainforest of Argentina, a mysterious man emerges from the jungle to help a tobacco-farming family threatened by land-grabbers. With Gael García Bernal and Alice Braga. Written and directed by Pablo Fendrik. Participant Media

Irrational Man

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits a crazy act to help a total stranger. With Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Sony Pictures Classics

Mr. Holmes

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes faces the end of his days in a remote seaside farmhouse, where he begins to rely on his housekeeper's young son and revisits the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. With Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher. Directed by Bill Condon. Roadside Attractions

The Stanford Prison Experiment

A dramatic account of the infamous 1971 psychology experiment in which 24 male undergraduates acted out the randomly assigned roles of guards and prisoners, embracing their roles to a shocking degree. With Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller and Michael Angarano. Written by Tim Talbott. Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. IFC Films

That Sugar Film

A documentary exploring the prevalence of sugar in supposedly healthy foods and its potential effects. Directed by Damon Gameau. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Trainwreck

A hard-living men's magazine writer who doesn't believe in monogamy is thrown for a loop when she starts to fall for her latest profile subject, an endearing sports doctor. With Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson. Written by Schumer. Directed by Judd Apatow. Universal Pictures

July 24

Dark Was the Night

In a remote logging town, a sheriff and his deputy investigate a rash of increasingly violent and unexplainable events. With Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas. Written by Tyler Hisel. Directed by Jack Heller. Image Entertainment

The Look of Silence

A documentary following an Indonesian optometrist as he confronts the men who killed his brother as part of the country's mass killings of suspected communists in 1965. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. In Indonesian and Javanese, with English subtitles. Drafthouse Films/Participant Media

Paper Towns

When his enigmatic crush disappears after taking him on an all-night adventure, a dorky high school student follows a trail of clues to track her down. With Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by Jake Schreier. 20th Century Fox

Pixels

When aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade games as a declaration of war and use them as models for an invasion of Earth, an old-school joystick jockey is enlisted to fend them off. With Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan. Written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling. Directed by Chris Columbus. Columbia Pictures

Southpaw

When a lefty boxing champ known for his brutal but effective style suffers a personal tragedy, he teams with a hard-bitten former pugilist to fight his way back to redemption. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams. Written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. The Weinstein Co.

Unexpected

Surprised to learn that she's pregnant, a Chicago high school teacher embarks on an unlikely friendship with a student who has just landed in a similar situation. With Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm and Gail Bean. Written by Kris Swanberg and Megan Mercier. Directed by Swanberg. The Film Arcade

The Young Kieslowski

Two awkward virgins hook up, get pregnant and battle their neuroses while trying to figure out what to do next. With Ryan Malgarini, Haley Lu Richardson and Melora Walters. Written and directed by Kerem Sanga. Mance Media

July 31

Best of Enemies

A documentary about the infamous 1968 televised clashes between conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal and how they prefigured contemporary TV punditry. Directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. Magnolia Pictures

The End of the Tour

A dramatic account of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and novelist David Foster Wallace that took place shortly after the 1996 publication of the latter's groundbreaking book "Infinite Jest." With Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg and Ron Livingston. Written by Donald Margulies. Directed by James Ponsoldt. A24

The Gift

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a tailspin after a chance encounter with an old high school acquaintance. With Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton. Written and directed by Edgerton. STX Entertainment

A Lego Brickumentary

A documentary about the history and myriad uses of the popular snap-together plastic bricks. Directed by Kief Davidson and Daniel Judge. Radius

Lila and Eve

When the police drag their feet investigating a fatal drive-by shooting, two bereaved mothers take justice into their own hands. With Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez and Shea Whigham. Written by Patrick Gilfillan. Directed by Charles Stone III. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

With the IMF disbanded, secret agent Ethan Hunt and his team face off against a shadowy group of highly trained operatives hellbent on creating a new world order. With Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Paramount Pictures

Vacation

Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a suburban everyman surprises his wife and two sons with a cross-country trip to an amusement park. With Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Leslie Mann. Written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Warner Bros. Pictures

July TBA

Before We Go

A chance encounter in Grand Central Terminal sparks a nighttime adventure that changes the lives of two strangers. With Chris Evans and Alice Eve. Written by Ronald Bass, Chris Shafer, Jen Smolka and Paul Vicknair. Directed by Evans. Radius

Heaven Knows What

A heroin-addicted panhandler on the streets of New York City can't get drugs or her toxic boyfriend out of her system. With Ron Braunstein, Caleb Landry-Jones and Eleonore Hendricks. Written by Ronald Bronstein and Joshua Safdie. Directed by Joshua Safdie and Ben Safdie. Radius

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Aug. 7

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

In 1976 San Francisco, a teenage girl left rudderless by her hard-partying mother and absent father begins an affair with her mom's boyfriend. With Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig. Written by Phoebe Gloeckner. Directed by Marielle Heller. Sony Pictures Classics

Fantastic Four

When a scientific expedition to an alternate universe transforms them, a quartet of outsiders must learn to harness their new abilities and stop a former friend turned enemy. With Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. Written by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank. Directed by Trank. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

In this animated film set in a seaside Mediterranean village, an exiled poet, his housekeeper, and her free-spirited young daughter embark on a fateful journey. With the voices of Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek and Quvenzhané Wallis. Written by Roger Allers. Multiple directors. GKids

Masterminds

A bored armored-truck driver gets mixed up in an absurdly flawed heist that nets $17 million in cash but puts him at odds with double-crossing cohorts and the authorities. With Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig. Written by Emily Spivey, Jody Hill, Danny R. McBride, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. Directed by Jared Hess. Relativity Studios

Meru

A documentary following three American climbers as they attempt to become the first people to scale Shark's Fin on Mt. Meru, a 21,000-foot peak in the Himalayas. Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Music Box Films

The New Girlfriend

When her best friend dies, a young French woman reaches out to comfort the bereaved husband and discovers that he secretly enjoys dressing as a woman. With Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier and Raphaël Personnaz. Written and directed by François Ozon. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Ricki and the Flash

A fading rock musician who chased stardom at the expense of her family tries to reconnect with her daughter, who has been devastated by her failed marriage. With Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer. Written by Diablo Cody. Directed by Jonathan Demme. TriStar Pictures

Aug. 14

Air

In a future where the air has turned toxic and humanity has retreated into suspended animation, two engineers try to ensure the survival of the human race while maintaining their own sanity. With Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. Written by Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa. Directed by Cantamessa. Vertical Entertainment

Fort Tilden

Two self-absorbed twentysomething Brooklynite women take a day trip to the beach and begin to realize uncomfortable truths about their lives. With Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty and Griffin Newman. Written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers. Orion Releasing

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

At the height of the Cold War, a CIA operative and a KGB agent join forces to stop an international criminal organization. With Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. Written by Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. Directed by Ritchie. In Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

People, Places, Things

A graphic novelist and art teacher's seemingly perfect Brooklyn life is upended when he catches the mother of his children cheating on him. With Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall and Stephanie Allynne. Written and directed by Jim Strouse. The Film Arcade

Straight Outta Compton

A biopic about the rise and fall of the seminal Los Angeles gangsta rap group N.W.A, led by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. With O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. Written by Andrea Berloff. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Universal Pictures

Ten Thousand Saints

A surly teen who wants to reconnect with his deadbeat dad is sent to live with him in 1980s New York City, where the young man bonds with his best friend's straight-edge older brother and a rich uptown girl. With Asa Butterfield, Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfeld. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Screen Media Films

Underdogs

When the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, a table-soccer 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.

Aug. 21

Criminal

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories and skills are implanted into the mind of an unpredictable death-row inmate so he can complete the mission. With Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones. Written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Lionsgate

Digging for Fire

The discovery of a bone and a gun sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. With Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Brie Larson. Written by Johnson and Joe Swanberg. Directed by Swanberg. The Orchard

Grandma

Having just broken up with her girlfriend, an ornery septuagenarian poet helps her teenage granddaughter try to rustle up money for an abortion. With Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Marcia Gay Harden. Written and directed by Paul Weitz. Sony Pictures Classics

Learning to Drive

A New York City book critic facing a relationship crisis strikes up an improbable friendship with her new Indian American driving instructor. With Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley and Jake Weber. Written by Sarah Kernochan. Directed by Isabel Coixet. Broad Green Pictures

Rosenwald

A documentary recounting the story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the chief executive of Sears. Directed by Aviva Kempner. The Ciesla Foundation

She's Funny That Way

After spending an evening with an escort, a Broadway director is shocked when she 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

Sinister 2

A protective mother and her twin 9-year-old sons find themselves in a rural house haunted by an evil spirit. With Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Robert Daniel Sloan and Dartanian Sloan. Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Directed by Ciaran Foy. Focus Features

Sleeping With Other People

Two New Yorkers with histories of infidelity and self-sabotage try being platonic friends. With Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie and Adam Scott. Written and directed by Leslye Headland. IFC Films

Aug. 28

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend

A legendary sword holds the key to redemption in this sequel to the 2000 martial-arts film. With Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen and Harry Shum Jr. Written by John Fusco. Directed by Yuen Wo-Ping. Netflix

Hitman: Agent 47

A genetically engineered assassin takes on a mega-corporation seeking to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. With Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto. Written by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. Directed by Aleksander Bach. 20th Century Fox

War Room

A husband and wife's lives take an unexpected turn when the latter's new client challenges her to fight for her family through prayer. With Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Alex Kendrick. Written by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick. Directed by Alex Kendrick. TriStar Pictures

August TBA

Meet the Patels

A documentary following a first-generation Indian American who agrees to try his parents' more traditional approach to finding love. Directed by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel. Alchemy

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

A critical examination of the late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs and his legacy. Directed by Alex Gibney. Magnolia Pictures

We Are Blood

A documentary following top skateboarders as they travel the world and push the limits of their sport. Directed by Ty Evans. Green Label Films/Brain Farm

Z for Zachariah

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman fearing she might be the last person on Earth discovers she isn't alone after all. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine. Written by Nissar Modi. Directed by Craig Zobel. Roadside Attractions

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Sept. 2

No Escape

Shortly after settling into their new home in Southeast Asia, an American businessman and his family are caught in the middle of a violent political uprising. With Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. The Weinstein Co.

Sept. 4

Jane Got a Gun

In the Wild West, a woman enlists her former fiancé to help defend her husband from a gang of outlaws. With Natalie Portman, Rodrigo Santoro and Ewan McGregor. Written by Lynne Ramsay and Brian Duffield. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. Relativity Studios

The Transporter Refueled

An expert wheelman is coerced by a quartet of femmes fatales to help them take down a crew of Russian human traffickers. With Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson and Loan Chabanol. Written by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. Directed by Camille Delamarre. EuropaCorp

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