6th Annual Spring Showcase: San Diego Asian Film Festival showcases 14 film programs from 10 countries including the opening night presentation of The Music of Strangers, a documentary about Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Opens Thursday, April 28 and runs through Thursday, May 5, at the Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas.
El Clan: Set during the early 1980s in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s thriller revolves around the crimes perpetrated by Arquimedes Puccio, who kidnapped wealthy men and women and held them for ransom. Screens through Thursday, May 5, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.
Green Room: A young punk band is stalked by neo-Nazis after performing at a lowly country bar.
Keanu: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele play two friends who hatch a plan to retrieve a stolen kitten from a street gang.
Louder Than Bombs: Gabriel Bryne, Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Hupper star in this drama about a family coming to grips with the death of their matriarch. This is the first English-language film by Norwegian Joachim Trier.
Mother’s Day: Spare your mothers and skip this one.
Pali Road: Upon waking up from a violent car accident, a young doctor finds herself living a life she doesn’t remember. Opens on Friday, April 29, at the AMC La Jolla Cinemas.
Papa Hemingway in Cuba: Adrian Sparks plays the legendary author who befriends a young writer while living in late 1950s Cuba.
Ratchet and Clank: This animated children’s film tells the story of a mechanic and his newfound robot ally who battle a nefarious space captain in order to save the world.
Sky: A French woman (Diane Kruger) experiences a reawakening while traveling through the American west. Screens through Thursday, May 5, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.
Take Me to the River: A teenager from California travels to Nebraska for a family reunion and gets a rude awakening.
The Meddler: Susan Sarandon plays an aging widow who follows her daughter (Rose Byrne) to Los Angeles in the hopes of starting a new life. One Time Only
Blade Runner: The Final Cut: Ridley Scott’s Sci-fi noir stars Harrison Ford as a policeman out to hunt down robots that are posing as humans. Screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Arclight La Jolla Cinemas.
Rear Window: Jimmy Stewart’s photojournalist has a lot of time on his hands after suffering a broken leg while on assignment. Holed up in a wheelchair, he witnesses what he thinks is a murder in an apartment across the way. Screens at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, April 28 – 30, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.
Pulp Fiction: Quentin Tarantino’s multi-story mosaic explores the dusty world of Southern California criminals, deadbeats, boxers, and vixens. Screens at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Ken Cinema.
Jaws: The July 4th holiday at Amity Island is about to get bloody. Screens at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Arclight La Jolla Cinemas.
Three Amigos!: Three silent film actors agree to perform their schtick for a Mexican village, unaware that they’ve stumbled upon an actual battle. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma.