A career defining performance from Michael Fassbender and an unprecedented look at the life of Bob Marley are among the highlights of new films to see this week. Not in the mood for documentaries or heavy hitting dramas, then be sure to check out our list of romantic movies opening this Spring.
The Giant Mechanical Man
Jenna Fischer leaves the office and stars in her husband’s first film The Giant Mechanical Man. In this quirky romcom, Fischer plays a soft spoken zoo worker who falls for a devoted yet underappreciated street performer.
Featuring never before seen footage and interviews from those who were closest to him, Kevin MacDonald’s latest project chronicles the life of Bob Marley. In Marley, MacDonald follows the reggae legend from his early years, when he was tormented by his mixed lineage, to his ascension to international stardom, where his strong philosophical convictions, social activism, and tragic death left behind a cultural legacy that endures to this day.
Paul Goodman Changed My Life
Best known for his best-selling book Growing Up Absurd, Paul Goodman was a prolific writer, pacifist, philosopher, and gay activist whose progressive ideas and bisexual lifestyle rocked conservative norms and provided a moral compass for America’s disillusioned youth during the turbulent 1960s. By weaving archival footage with interviews from Goodman’s family, peers, and his fiercest critics, director Jonathan Lee explores the illustrious life of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.
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