This Weekend's Theater Releases: 'The Bikeriders', 'Fancy Dance', 'Thelma', 'The Exorcism', And More

The Bikeriders

Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, and Austin Butler star in this crime drama from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter). The story follows headstrong Kathy (Comer) who becomes fascinated by Benny (Butler), a member of a Midwestern motorcycle club called the Vandals. As Kathy gets drawn into Benny's world, the club becomes entangled in increasingly violent situations. The film is an adaptation of the 1967 photo book of the same name by Danny Lyon.

Fancy Dance

Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) stars in writer-director Erica Tremblay's debut feature film. The drama follows Gladstone's character, a Native American hustler, as she kidnaps her niece to keep her family together after her sister mysteriously disappears. The film doesn't have a wide release scheduled, but it will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on June 28.


June Squibb (Nebraska, About Schmidt) headlines this action-comedy about a woman battling scam artists who fooled her into believing that her grandson was in trouble. When the 93-year-old Thelma Post gets scammed, she sets out to get her money back. The film is based on a true story.

Janet Planet

Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, and Margaret Qualley act in this drama directed by Annie Baker (The Flick, John). In the summer of 1991, Lacy, an 11-year-old, spends quality time with her mother Janet, capturing the attention of three visitors who are all captivated by Janet.

The Exorcism

This horror thriller is directed by Joshua John Miller (Forever Strong) and written by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller. The film follows a troubled actor who begins to act strangely during the filming of a horror movie. His estranged daughter worries that he may be slipping back into his past addictions, until a demonic presence makes itself known.

Black Barbie

This documentary directed and written by Lagueria Davis follows the story of the first Black Barbie doll's origin, tracing the journey of the filmmaker's aunt who asked why Barbie couldn't look like her. The film won awards at the 2023 Sidewalk Film Festival and is available to stream on Netflix.

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

The French-language film written and directed by Ariane Louis-Seize and Christine Doyon follows a young vampire unable to kill and in need of blood. After discovering a suicidal man, she may have found the solution to her problem. The film is showing in limited release in New York and Los Angeles.

Copa '71

Directed by James Erskine and Rachel Ramsay, the documentary traces the extraordinary story of the 1971 Women's Soccer World Cup through the eyes of the pioneering women who participated. It features exclusive interviews with stars from the 1970s women's game, including 1974 World Cup winner Tina Lamari. The film is showing in theaters.


Directed by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, the documentary follows the last 12 days of Roger Federer's career as he played his final tournament.


Directed by Marco Bellocchio, the documentary follows four aging actors who are legends in Italy: Sergio Castellitto, Gianni Cavina, Anna Bonaiuto, and Grazia Cesarini. They discuss their careers, the impact of stardom, and the joy and torment of their chosen profession.

Green Border

Directed by Jonas Bak, the documentary follows one of the most fundamental human rights: the right to seek and receive asylum. The film shows the lives of asylum seekers, refugees, and the individuals and families who support them along the border between Sweden and Denmark.

Trigger Warning

Directed by spike lee, the documentary is about the life and career of actor and filmmaker Michael Moore. The film is an expansion of Moore's Emmy-winning Netflix documentary series, and it highlights the similarities between the events that inspired Moore's activism and the crises that plague America in 2024.

The Devil's Bath

Directed by Livi Zheng, the documentary follows three Chinese coal miners as they attempt to become the first from their village to reach the Earth's surface. The film explores the psychological and physical toll of their journey and the impact on their families.

Agent Recon

Directed by Aidan Bishop, the documentary follows espionage agent Amanda Reed as she embarks on a dangerous mission in Ukraine to obtain intelligence on Russia's invasion. The film is an insight into the UK's largest intelligence agency, M16.

The Speedway Murders

Directed by Marcus Lindeen, the documentary follows the double murder of two teenagers in the summer of 1970 in Sweden. The film is a re-evaluation of the case and investigates whether the right people were convicted.

Midsommar: Director's Cut

Directed by Ari Aster, the horror film follows a group of friends who go to a midsummer festival and find themselves in a terrifying cult. The director's cut adds 30 minutes of footage, extending various sequences and adding more character depth.


Directed by Charlotte Wells, the drama follows a father and his daughter who are both experiencing bittersweet moments in their lives.

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

Created by Sharrod Neasom, this comedy series is a collection of iconic comedy sketches performed by Black actors. It's available to stream on Netflix.

Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play.

Written and directed by Tony Kushner, the film adaptation of the Broadway smash hit starring Ben Schnetzer, Blair Underwood, and Matthew Marsh. The film explores the legacy of slavery in modern America and takes place at a political rally in New York City. It's available to stream on Max. I hope this was helpful! Let me know if you would like information on the news.

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