“GONE GIRL”: David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network”) directs Ben Affleck in a story about a man whose wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. In the glare of a media frenzy and police investigation, Nick Dunne’s portrait of a blissful marriage crumbles. Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris co-star.

“THE GOOD LIE”: In 1983, a brutal civil war breaks out in Sudan, forcing thousands of orphans to walk 1,000 miles on foot to safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort brings 3,600 of the displaced young people to the United States. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal and Nyakuoth Weil co-star with Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon.

“ANNABELLE”: Supernatural events linked to a vintage doll afflict a couple after their home is invaded by a satanic cult. The cast includes Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis and Alfre Woodard.

“AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”: A small religious sect in rural Kentucky seeks spiritual awakening as their prophet (John Lina) nears the end of his life. The prophet’s son (Luke Beavers) prepares to step forward as the community’s new leader, but then his dying father appoints a newcomer as his spiritual successor. Opens Friday, Oct. 10, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.

“FOLLOW ME DOWN: PORTRAITS OF LOUISIANA PRISON MUSICIANS”: Showing 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.