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In the Heights

In the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi (Ramos) dreams of giving up his life in New York and returning to his family’s hometown in the Dominican Republic. Elsewhere in the close-knit community, Vanessa (Barrera), Abuela Claudia (Merediz), Kevin (Smits), Benny (Hawkins), Daniela (Rubin-Vega), Carla (Beatriz), Cuca (Polanco) and Usnavi’s cousin, Sonny (Diaz IV), all face different challenges while trying to make better lives for themselves and others. "In the Heights" is based on the Tony-winning stage musical of the same name.

Director: Jon M. Chu. Stars: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits, Gregory Diaz IV, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Noah Catala, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marc Anthony. 2021. 143 mins. Musical.


12 Mighty Orphans

Just as the United States begins to rise out of the Great Depression, coach, teacher and war hero Rusty Russell (Wilson) passes on a prestigious position to instead move himself and his family to the Masonic Home for Orphans in Fort Worth, Texas. With his wife, Juanita (Shaw), and longtime caretaker, Doc Hall (Sheen), they transform the young men living at Fort Worth's Masonic Home into a football team that can not only inspire each other but inspire a nation and change the game of football forever.

Director: Ty Roberts. Stars: Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall, Wayne Knight, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Treat Williams, Carlson Young, Kelly Frye. 2021. 118 mins. Drama.


Beasts of No Nation

After civil war erupts in Western Africa, Agu (Attah), a young boy living with his parents and three siblings, is trapped in the village "buffer zone" between competing forces. As his mother and younger siblings are given safe passage out of the area when rebel forces descend onto the village, Agu escapes into the forest when the violent clashes reach his home. After wandering through the forest, Agu is caught up in a Native Defense Forces skirmish and is adopted into their ranks by the commandant (Elba), who changes his life forever.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga. Stars: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan, Jude Akuwudike, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye. 2015. 137 mins. Drama.