By Brendan Lee
Sorry to Bother You – July 6
When the key to power and success for young black telemarketer Cassius Green is sounding white on the telephone, how far will he go until he’s lost himself? With this fresh comedy, first-time director Boots Ridley puppeteers his own unique take on the surreal in a perfectly off-kilter alternate reality.
Under The Tree – July 6
What starts as a harmless spat between neighbours over an unsightly, shadow-casting tree, escalates and transforms into something much more personal, and far darker. This Icelandic dark-comedy takes the bad-neighbour formula to new heights, a place where pent-up, suburban rage is at long last untethered.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot – July 13
When John Callahan loses the use of his legs in a car accident, he confronts his rooted alcoholism with a stubborn but newfound affinity for drawing cartoons. Adapted from the quasi-memoir, Will the Real John Callahan Please Stand Up?, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jack Black, and an almost unrecognizable Jonah Hill.
Eighth Grade – July 13
It’s the bitter end of childhood and the abrupt realization that growing up is the toughest thing we’ll ever do. From acclaimed comedian Bo Burnham comes a look at one of life’s greatest ordeals; we’ve all been there, and however horrible, we’d give it all to go back. With Eighth Grade, Burnham takes us there.
Hot Summer Nights – July 27
“I hope you’re good at being hurt.” Timothée Chalamet stars as the quiet, new kid in town for the summer who falls flat-on-his-face in love with a girl named McKayla, all the while flipping weed with her brother, spiraling in and out of any sense of control.