May 5, Hidden Figures, 2016
127 min., rated PG
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. This movie is based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”.
May 12, Lion, 2016
118 min., rated PG-13
Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
May 19, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 2016
127 min., rated PG-13
Eva Green Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
May 26, La La Land, 2016
128 min., rated PG-13
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.