Two big releases shift to Video on Demand while Virtual Theatrical releases keep pace.
We reach an inflection point on the road to theaters re-opening. Several films will be releasing on demand and in theaters at the same time, while several wide release films slated for theatrical release have retreated to streaming platforms such as Disney+. Between these and the four new Theatrical at Home releases, we’ve got a ton of new movies and streaming options this weekend.
Limited Theatrical Release
Infamous (June 12)
Two young lovers rob their way across the south land, posting their exploits to social media, and gaining fame and followers as a result.
Greenland (June 12)
A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.
Sometimes Always Never (June 12)
A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.
Theatrical at Home
The King of Staten Island (Alamo at Home, June 12)
Scott (Pete Davidson) has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. When his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps towards moving forward in life.
Pioneers of Queer Cinema (Kino Marquee, June 12)
These classics of early queer cinema, all way ahead of their time, come to Kino Marquee for Pride Month in gorgeous new restorations.
Aviva (June 12)
Aviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, a New Yorker. After a long courtship they meet in person and fall in love, settling into an intimate relationship that leads to marriage. But their lives are not without struggle – for inside both young lovers exist warring factions of masculine and feminine energies battling for primacy inside and out of the bodies that contain them.
Hill of Freedom (Grasshopper Film, June 12)
Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) returns to Seoul from a restorative stay in the mountains. She is given a packet of letters left by Mori (Ryo Kase), who has come back from Japan to propose to her. As she walks down a flight of stairs, Kwon drops and scatters the letters, all of which are undated. When she reads them, she has to make sense of the chronology… and so must we.
Video on Demand
Seadrift (June 9)
In 1979 the fatal shooting of a white crab fisherman ignites tensions with Vietnamese refugee communities along the Gulf Coast.
Return to Hardwick (June 9)
The 93rd Bomb Group was arguably most decorated, most traveled and most effective bomb group of WWII. Helping to cripple Hitler’s Europe from the air, they executed some of the most daring bombing raids in the war. Along with the group’s rich history, sons, daughters and grandchildren travel to England and explore the 93rd’s long forgotten airbase – Hardwick.
You Don’t Nomi (June 9)
In YOU DON’T NOMI, a chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s salacious Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption.
The Departure (June 12)
Right before moving in together, Nate and Jessica face an unexpected obstacle when Nate is offered a job promotion that forces him to leave Los Angeles and move to New York for 6 months. This bi-coastal relocation is not the only challenge that this picture-perfect couple will soon face: Nate’s anxiety is intensified as Jessica begins talking more and more about her new coworker named Lucas who always seems to make her laugh. The impending distance between Nate and Jessica only serves to fuel further doubts about her future faithfulness.
Exit Plan (June 12)
Insurance claims investigator Max (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) follows the clues of a mysterious death to the remote Hotel Aurora, a unique and secretive facility that specializes in assisted suicide. His investigation uncovers disturbing revelations that force Max to question the very nature of life and death, and the realization that he may not be able to escape.
Darkness Falls (June 12)
After his wife’s suicide, Detective Jeff Anderson (Shawn Ashmore) becomes convinced that she has in fact been murdered. Obsessed with his investigation, Anderson finds out that his wife was the victim of a team of father-and-son serial killers. He’ll have to break all the rules to stop them from killing other women.
Marona’s Fantastic Tale (June 12)
The poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life.
Artemis Fowl (Disney +, June 12)
Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix, June 12)
Four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.