Movies Opening In Cinemas On September 16

Film Inquiry compiles a list of the movies that are opening in cinemas every Tuesday. Opening this week: Snowden, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Blair Witch, Mr. Church, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Yeears, Operation Avalanche, Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?, Wild Oats, Finding Altamira, The Vessel, Silicon Cowboys, Miss Stevens, Cardboard Boxer, Dancer, Hillsong – Let Hope Rise and Live Another Day.

Note that these are based on the opening dates in the United States. If you’re looking for the opening dates for a certain movie in your country, click the ‘international release dates” below the movie details.

Opening in Cinemas This Week:

Snowden (2016)

Snowden Poster2h 14min – Biography, Drama, Thriller

NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo

International Release Dates

Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

Bridget Jones's Baby Poster2h 2min – Comedy, Romance

The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

Director: Sharon Maguire
Writers: Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent

International Release Dates

Blair Witch (2016)

Blair Witch Poster1h 29min – Horror, Thriller

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling.

Director: Adam Wingard
Writer: Simon Barrett
Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid

International Release Dates

Miss Stevens (2016)

Miss Stevens Poster1h 27min – Comedy, Drama

A comedy focused on a teacher who chaperones a group of high schoolers to a state drama competition.

Director: Julia Hart
Writers: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz
Stars: Lily Rabe, Oscar Nuñez, Rob Huebel

International Release Dates

Mr. Church (2016)

Mr. Church Poster1h 44min – Drama

“Mr. Church” tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Writer: Susan McMartin
Stars: Britt Robertson, Eddie Murphy, Madison Wolfe

International Release Dates

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016)

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Poster2h 17min – Documentary, Music

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles’ 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Mark Monroe, P.G. Morgan
Stars: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

International Release Dates

Operation Avalanche (2016)

Operation Avalanche Poster1h 34min – Thriller

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson
Writers: Josh Boles, Matt Johnson
Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles

International Release Dates

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Poster1h 35min – Comedy

If there’s one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it’s their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom to rethink Rockford’s obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down.

Director: Matt Cooper
Writer: Matt Cooper
Stars: Andrea Anders, Matt Passmore, Cloris Leachman

International Release Dates

Wild Oats (2016)

Wild Oats PosterAction, Comedy, Drama

Everything changes for EVA when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50.000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Director: Andy Tennant
Writers: Gary Kanew, Claudia Myers
Stars: Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Shirley MacLaine

International Release Dates

Finding Altamira (2016)

Finding Altamira Poster1h 37min – Drama, History

Life and events of the man who realized one of the most important discoveries of the 19th century: Altamira’s caves.

Director: Hugh Hudson
Writers: Olivia Hetreed, Olivia Hetreed
Stars: Clément Sibony, Rupert Everett, Javivi

International Release Dates

The Vessel (2016)

The Vessel Poster1h 26min – Drama

Ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school’s remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.

Director: Julio Quintana
Writers: Julio Quintana, Julio Quintana
Stars: Lucas Quintana, Martin Sheen, Jacqueline Duprey

International Release Dates

Silicon Cowboys (2016)

Silicon Cowboys Poster1h 17min – Documentary

Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM, for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.

Director: Jason Cohen
Writers: Jason Cohen, Steven Leckart

International Release Dates

Cardboard Boxer (2016)

Cardboard Boxer Poster1h 28min – Drama

A homeless man is recruited by a bunch of rich kids to fight other impoverished people.

Director: Knate Lee
Writer: Knate Lee
Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Terrence Howard, Boyd Holbrook

International Release Dates

Dancer (2016)

Dancer Poster1h 25min | Documentary

Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

Director: Steven Cantor
Star: Sergei Polunin

International Release Dates

Hillsong – Let Hope Rise (2016)

Hillsong - Let Hope Rise Poster1h 43min – Documentary, Family, Music

A documentary on the Australia-based band Hillsong and their rise to prominence as an international church.

Director: Michael John Warren

International Release Dates

Live Another Day (2016)

Live Another Day Poster1h 45min – Documentary

Live Another Day is the inside, untold story of the U.S. auto bailout by the government. It picks up where “The Big Short” left off, showing how the housing crisis and Lehman Brothers’ collapse led directly to the auto industry’s downfall and how these companies were really rescued.

Directors: Bill Burke, Didier Pietri
Writers: Bill Burke, Paul Ingrassia (book)
Stars: Jay Alix, Ron Bloom, Adam Bryant

International Release Dates

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