Spotlight: The Gallery
An art curator is held hostage by a portraitist who threatens to detonate a bomb unless their demands are met. The Gallery contains two interactive narratives – set in 1981 and 2021, and in each the audience must make decisions in a bid to better understand and escape their captor.
Director: Paul Raschid
Cast: Anna Popplewell, George Blagden, Kara Tointon, Richard Fleeshman, Rebecca Root, Suzanna Hamilton, Fehinti Balogan, Shannon Tarbe
Screening : 3 Jun at Phoenix Leicester
Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.
Director : Stephen Williams
Cast : Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Marton Csokas, Alex Fitzalan, and Minnie Driver
Releasing on : 9 June
Pretty Red Dress
When Travis (Jones) is released from prison, it quickly becomes apparent that everything has changed while he’s been gone. While his girlfriend Candice (Burke) is on the up and auditioning to star in a musical, teenage daughter Kenisha (Olatunbosun) is struggling in school and her relationship with her mum is tense.
Writer and Director : Dionne Edwards
Cast : Natey Jones, Temilola Olatunbosun, Alexandra Burke
Releasing on : 16 June
Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955 in which the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
Director : Wes Anderson
Cast : Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Matt Dillon, Jeff Goldblum, Jake Ryan, Rita Wilson, Grace Edwards, Sophia Lillis, Maya Hawke and more
Releasing on : 23 June