“WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS”: Amid the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ (Zac Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights developing his music career. Efron and Emily Ratajkowski star.
“NO ESCAPE”: After an American businessman and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia, they’re surrounded by a violent political uprising. Starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.
“SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY”: Local company Lagniappe Films produced this New York City-set comedy starring Owen Wilson. In the film, a theater director (Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress (Imogen Poots) in a new play alongside his wife, Delta (Kathryn Hahn), and her ex-lover, Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans). The cast includes Jennifer Aniston, and Peter Bogdanovich directs. Showing at The Theater at Canal Place.
“UNSULLIED”: Simeon Rice, a former NFL defensive end who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and other teams, wrote and directed this thriller about a track star (Murray Gray) who’s abducted in the Florida boondocks. Opening Friday at AMC Elmwood Palace 20.
“PHOENIX”: This suspenseful German-language drama takes place in the ruins of post-World War II Germany. After a German-Jewish woman survives imprisonment in a concentration camp, reconstructive surgery to her disfigured face changes her appearance. Not even her husband recognizes her. Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld and Lene Winter lead the cast. Showing exclusively at the Prytania Theatre.
“FORGOTTEN ON THE BAYOU: ROCKEY’S MISSION TO THE WHITE HOUSE”: A documentary about Rockey Vaccarella, who rode out Hurricane Katrina on his roof by holding onto a rope for four hours. Nearly a year after the storm, Rockey drove his FEMA trailer to the White House to deliver a message to President Barack Obama. A New Orleans premiere at Chalmette Movies.
“WAR ROOM”: Tony and Elizabeth Jordan seemingly have it all, including a beautiful daughter, great jobs and their dream house. But their lives take an unexpected twist when Elizabeth’s new client challenges her to establish a “war room” dedicated to prayer. Showing at AMC Elmwood Palace 20.
“KATRINA X”: Peace by Piece New Orleans (PxP NOLA), a youth project of the American Friends Service Committee, is presenting the U.S. premier of this short documentary about the effects of disaster-fueled capitalism on New Orleans after the storm. Showing at 6 p.m. Saturday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“NEW CITY”: A documentary about how billions of dollars and thousands of new people are transforming New Orleans. The film also examines such changes in Post-Katrina New Orleans elementary and secondary education and the $15 billion dollar investment in the storm protection system. Showing at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.