“FURIOUS 7”: The hit “Fast & Furious” franchise continues despite the real-life death of cast member Paul Walker in a Nov. 30, 2013, crash in Santa Clarita, California. Also returning are Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. International cast members include Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou and Kurt Russell.
“PASSENGERS”: A space traveler played by Keanu Reeves awakens 90 years before his destination, a far-off colony. After he wakes another passenger, played by Reese Witherspoon, they fall in love in space.
“EFFIE GRAY”: Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay and co-stars in this dramatization of the Victorian-era marriage of Effie Gray and art critic John Ruskin. Cast includes Dakota Fanning, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters. Showing at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“LIL’ QUINQUIN”: Bruno Dumont directed this French murder-mystery. Showing at 6 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“THE CZAR OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD”: A documentary about Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American filmmaker. Micheaux’s productions include 1919’s “The Homesteader” and 1931’s “The Exile.” Showing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Indywood Cinema, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.
“TIMBUKTU”: An Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film, “Timbuktu” takes place in and near the ancient city of Malian, aka Timbuktu. In the city, Jihadists ban music, laughter, cigarettes and soccer. Beyond the city, a proud cattle herder (Ibrahim Ahmed, aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, their daughter and the family’s 12-year-old shepherd. Showing at 2 p.m. Friday to Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Chalmette Movies.