By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire April 3, 2012 at 1:11PM
"Maria My Love" (April 17)
First-time writer/director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle (producer of "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench") debuted this moving drama at last year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film, inspired by supporting actress Lauren Fales' life, concerns Maria ("Raising Victor Vargar" star Judy Marte), a young woman reimagining her life after her mother's death, over the course of one spring in California. Academy Award nominee Karen Black ("Five Easy Pieces") turns in a strong supporting turn as a reclusive hoarder who becomes close with Maria over the course of the film.
"Marley" (April 20)
Fans of musical legend Bob Marley will no doubt want to seek out this startling comprehesive documentary on the musician's life, from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland"). Featuring rare footage, incredible performances and interviews with those that knew him best, "Marley" is the definitive documentary on the king of reggae.
"We Have a Pope" (April 11)
Acclaimed Italian director Nanni Moretti ("The Son's Room"), who is heading this year's Cannes jury, teams up with French actor Michel Piccoli ("Contempt"), for his latest, "We Have a Pope." In the film, Moretti plays a psychiatrist who is hired by the Vatican, when the newly elected Pope (Piccoli) expresses reservations in taking on the job. The conflict of interest? He's not religious.