“FOCUS”: Will Smith stars as Nicky, a master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Jess, now an accomplished femme fatale, returns in the midst of Nicky’s latest, dangerous scheme.
“THE LAZARUS EFFECT”: New Orleans native Mark Duplass co-stars with Olivia Wilde in this horror film about a group of university researchers who successfully bring a dead animal to life. Just as the team prepares to reveal its findings to the world, the dean of the university shuts the project down. Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger co-star.
“A LA MALA”: After an aspiring actress’ best friend begs her to flirt with her boyfriend — a test his fidelity — Maria finds a lucrative new career. But after testing boyfriends for women throughout the city, Maria suddenly finds herself falling in love with one of her marks.
“MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE”: A documentary about Matt Shepard, the 21-year-old college student who was beaten and murdered in 1998. Directed by Shepard’s childhood friend, Michele Josue, the film includes scenes with his parents, family photos, vacation videos and personal diary entries. Showing at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“YOUNG BODIES HEAL QUICKLY”: Two brothers drift aimlessly through a summer until the accidental death of a young woman forces them to flee from authorities. Showing at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-90)”: A documentary about the Washington, D.C.-area punk-rock scene that produced Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi and others, featuring Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Fred Armisen, J. Mascis and J. Robbins. A benefit for WTUL-FM, “Salad Days” is showing at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday at the Prytania Theatre.