Pitch Perfect

A comedy set in the middle of a war between rival a cappella groups and centered on a rebellious girl who joins one of the groups as an escape from her unhappy life at school.

A Beginner’s Guide to Endings

The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers’ father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the brothers. Helfer is Caan’s girlfriend, a woman with a dangerous past.

Rosewater

A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

The Art of the Steal (2013)

A dynamite cast — including Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp and Jay Baruchel — enlivens this crackling crime film from writer-director Jonathan Sobol (A Beginner’s Guide to Endings). [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]