Venice winner "The Queen" by Stephen Frears will open theatrically Stateside Saturday. The film screens in the U.S. for the first time (officially) Friday night at Lincoln Center in NYC, where it has its North American premiere, opening the New York Film Festival. Dito Montiel's Sundance acclaimed "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" joins the mix, along with Kevin Macdonald's "The Last King of Scotland." The film, which recently had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy. "Forest's performance mesmerized..." co-star Kerry Washington said in Toronto of Whitaker's performance during filming in Uganda. Also on tap this week are Julian Hernandez's "Broken Sky" as well as Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin's Pixies doc "loudQUIETloud."
THE LIST FOR THIS WEEK:
"The Queen" (September 30), directed by Stephen Frears. Distributor: Miramax Films. Official website
"Broken Sky" (September 29), directed by Julian Hernandez. Distributor: Strand Releasing. Official website
"loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies" (September 29), directed by Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin. Distributor: Roxie Releasing. Official website
" A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints " (September 29), directed by Dito Montiel. Distributor: First Look Pictures. Official website
"The Last King of Scotland" (September 27), directed by Kevin Macdonald. Distributor: Fox Searchlight. Official website