“BEGIN AGAIN”: John Carney, the Irish writer-director behind “Once,” the musical movie that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical, tells a new story about two people at difficult points in their lives who collaborate on a music project. The great cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Catherine Keener, Hailee Steinfeld and music stars Adam Levine, Ceelo Greene and Yasiin Bey co-star. Opening in wide release.
“DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES”: In this New Orleans-filmed sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” a growing community of highly evolved apes near the ruins of San Francisco is threatened by a small band of humans. Andy Serkis returns as the apes’ wise leader, Caesar. Toby Kebbell, the British actor who’s been filming “The Fantastic Four” in Baton Rouge, co-stars as another of the apes’ leaders, Koba. Gary Oldman and Keri Russell co-star as humans who survived the virus that wiped out much of the human race. Opening in wide release.
“GRACE & MERCY”: Music by the Soul Rebels, Haitian food and an art auction will accompany this documentary about Marie Jose Poux, who runs an orphanage and school in Port-au-Prince. Showing at 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“HELLION”: Amid the refineries of southeast Texas, 13-year-old Jacob Wilson (Josh Wiggins) causes trouble around town. Meanwhile, his father, Hollis, (Emmy Award-winner Aaron Paul), is reeling from the loss of his two sons’ mother. Juliette Lewis co-stars. Showing at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, and at 7:30 p.m. July 12-July 17, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“THE AMAZING CATFISH”: Claudia, a product demonstrator in her 20s, and Martha, an HIV-positive mother of four, meet in the hospital and become friends. Showing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12-Thursday, July 17, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.