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In Theaters – April 7th, 2017: Casts, Synopsis & Trailers!

PopCultHQ brings you all of the new releases coming to theaters this Friday, April 7th.

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All These Sleepless Nights

  • Opens Friday
  • APRIL 7, 2017
  • (Limited; Polish with English subtitles)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Documentary

    A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam their city’s streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment. Never content with answers, they push each experience to its breaking point, testing what it might mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep.

Alive and Kicking

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • Documentary
    Music/Performing Arts

Synopsis

A look at the history of swing dancing focuses on its mid-’90s revival. This documentary features interviews with younger swing enthusiasts, as well as elderly hoofers who helped start the craze decades ago. Directed by Susan Glatzer, Alive and Kicking made its world premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival.


Cézanne et Moi (Cézanne and I)

  • Released March 31, 2017
  • (Limited NY; LA April 7)
  • R , 1 hr 53 min
  • Drama

Synopsis

This historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists — painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) — from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne. Written and directed by Danièle Thompson.

Colossal

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited NY/LA)
  • R , 1 hr 50 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy

Synopsis

After breaking up with her boyfriend and returning to her small hometown, a down-on-her-luck woman (Anne Hathaway) is shocked to discover that a Godzilla-like monster rampaging through South Korea is controlled by her movements while she’s drunk. However, things get even more complicated when her monster battles a gigantic robot controlled by a childhood friend of hers (Jason Sudeikis). Nacho Vigalondo directed this sci-fi comedy, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.


Gifted

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Drama

Synopsis

A bachelor named Frank (Chris Evans) tries his best to raise his seven-year-old niece Mary (McKenna Grace) in rural Florida. But when it’s revealed that Mary is a budding math prodigy, Frank gets into a custody battle with his mother (Lindsay Duncan) over what’s best for her future. Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate co-star in this drama directed by Marc Webb.

Going in Style

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy

Synopsis

Three elderly friends and retired steelworkers (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin) are outraged to learn that their pension fund has been raided by a shady corporation. In response, they decide to rob one of the corporation’s banks to get their hard-earned money back. Written by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) and directed by Zach Braff (Garden State), this crime comedy is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name. Joey King, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, and Christopher Lloyd co-star.

Mine

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 47 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller

Synopsis

A U.S. marine (Armie Hammer) is trapped behind enemy lines in the desert following a botched mission, and accidentally steps on a land mine. In order to survive, he has to stand completely still while fighting off enemy forces until an extraction team can reach him. Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro directed this war thriller.

SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • Documentary
    Music/Performing Arts

Synopsis

Profiling legendary photographer Mick Rock, best known for his iconic images of such rock stars as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed. This documentary looks back at his career via archival footage and interviews with Rock himself. Directed by Barnaby Clay.

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Synopsis

The little blue homunculi created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo return for another adventure, this time involving a quest through the Forbidden Forest to discover a long-hidden village hinted at in a treasure map. Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer), and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) must evade the clutches of the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) as they embark on their journey to find another community of Smurfs. Julia Roberts, Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, and Mandy Patinkin also lend their voices to this animated fantasy.


The Case for Christ

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • PG , 1 hr 52 min
  • Drama

Synopsis

Alarmed by his wife’s sudden devotion to Christianity, an atheist journalist (Mike Vogel) sets out to prove that the religion is a sham. Instead, his investigation leads him to become a believer himself. Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster co-star. Based on the true story of Lee Strobel, author of the best-selling book The Case for Christ.

The Ticket

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • Drama

Synopsis

A blind man (Dan Stevens) inexplicably regains his vision, and soon becomes obsessed with bettering his life and achieving material success. As his ambitions run wild, his relationships with his wife (Malin Akerman) and best friend (Oliver Platt) suffer. Directed by Ido Fluk.

The Void

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • Supernatural Horror
    Horror

Synopsis

An overcurious detective (Aaron Poole) discovers that his small town has a grotesque supernatural underbelly when he takes an injured man to the hospital. As the facility is surrounded by a mob of mysterious cloaked figures, he must protect helpless patients from night-shift doctors and nurses who have gone insane.

Their Finest

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Historical Epic

Synopsis

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England’s resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace’s spirits. Her efforts to dramatize the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff. Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jeremy Irons, and Richard E. Grant co-star in this period comedy-drama directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education).

 

 Truman

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 48 min
  • Art House/Foreign Comedy

Synopsis

A middle-aged actor diagnosed with terminal cancer (Ricardo Darín) receives a surprise visit from a childhood friend (Javier Cámara). As the two men spend time together, the actor tries to put his affairs in order and make amends for past misdeeds before he dies.

Your Name.

  • Opens Friday, April 7, 2017
  • (Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 46 min
  • Drama/Romance

Synopsis

On the night of a beautiful meteor shower, two strangers — a male high-school student in Tokyo, and a bored teenage girl living in rural Japan — discover that they can switch bodies in their sleep when they share the same dream. Now, they must find each other before time runs out, all while learning lessons about what it’s like to live as another person. Directed by Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second).

*** info courtesy of Fandango

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