UNDER THE SAME MOON (PG-13) Rosario (Kate del Castillo) works illegally in the United States to provide a better life for her 9-year-old son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso), who lives in Mexico with his grandmother. Both mother and son must journey to find each other again.
DRILLBIT TAYLOR (PG-13) After encountering a school bully on their first day of high school, Ryan (Troy Gentile), Wade (Nate Hartley) and Emmit (David Dorfman) hire a homeless soldier of fortune/beach bum (Owen Wilson) to teach them self-defense.
MEET THE BROWNS (PG-13) Writer/director/actor Tyler Perry (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion) returns with his latest film, based on the stage production of the same name. Brenda (Angela Bassett), a single mother in need of support, moves her family to Georgia to attend the funeral of the father that she never met and ends up becoming a part of his fun-loving family. See cover story for more information about Tyler Perry.
SHELTER (R) The recipient of multiple awards at numerous gay and lesbian film festivals, Shelter is the story about Zach (Trevor Wright), an artist working a dead-end job to help support his sister and nephew. Zach falls in love with his best friend's brother, Shaun (Brad Rowe), and struggles to reconcile his family's needs with his own desires. Jonah Markowitz writes and directs.
SHUTTER (PG-13) After a tragic car accident, photographer Ben (Joshua Jackson) and his new wife, Jane (Rachael Taylor), find disturbing humanlike figures blurring Ben's photos. Jane thinks it could be the spirit of the girl murdered in the car crash, seeking vengeance. From the executive producers of The Grudge and The Ring.
PARANOID PARK (R) See review.
KING CORN This documentary chronicles one acre of corn's journey from farm to food production. Two best friends move to the heartland to plant corn but soon discover corn's driving force on today's fast-food economy. Tues., March 25. 7 p.m. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. pbs.org/independentlens/kingcorn.
PASSPORT TO GREEK FILM The High Museum features a selection of contemporary Greek films. On March 29, the featured film focuses on a small Greek village looking to restock its female population and find brides for its menfolk in the documentary Sugartown. $4-$5. 8 p.m. High Museum, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4570. www.high.org. -- Felicia Feaster
SPORTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE FILM SERIES This Emory film series features mostly 35mm films dealing with race in the context of athletics every Thursday night through April 3. Free. 8 p.m. Emory University, 480 Kilgo St., White Hall, Room 205. 404-727-6761. www.filmstudies.emory.edu.
WOMEN OF COLOR ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL This yearly festival features films and music from around the world by and about women of color. The festival kicks of with A Winter's Tale on Thurs., March 20, and continues Friday and Saturday with Julie Dexter performing at the music showcase on Saturday night. Free. Times vary. Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History & Culture, 101 Auburn Ave. 404-453-1053. www.wocaf.org.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (R) The cult classic of cult classics, the musical horror spoof follows an all-American couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) to the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a drag queen/mad scientist from another galaxy. Midnight, Fri. at Plaza Theatre, and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS 5 stars (NR) Heralded as more evidence of the Romanian New Wave, Cristian Mungiu's taut, disturbing drama is set in 1987, when Nicolae Ceausescu's misguided social policy virtually outlawed abortion. Anamaria Marinca gives a complex performance as a polytechnic student trying to help her friend procure an illegal abortion, and caught up in the country's nightmarish bureaucracy and corruption. It could be science fiction, but the film's grounding in recent Eastern European history and the ongoing battle over reproductive issues makes it especially eerie. -- Feaster
10,000 B.C. 2 stars (PG-13) See review at atlanta.creativeloafing.com
ALICE'S HOUSE 3 stars (NR) A Brazilian beautician (Carla Ribas) struggles with family problems and temptation in the person of a wealthy client's handsome husband. Despite some soap-operatic plot twists, Chico Teixeira's quiet, intimate tale offers an affecting portrayal of low-income frustrations and sexual politics, while providing a more realistic, workaday counterpoint to the new wave of violent Brazilian crime dramas. -- Curt Holman
ATONEMENT 4 stars (R) An intelligent but confused adolescent girl (Saoirse Ronan) tells a lie that separates two young lovers (Keira Knightley and James McAvoy). Joe Wright crafts an insightful adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel that begins with an intimate look at the passions and frustrations at an English country estate, and expands to include the destruction of World War II. Playing the same character at different ages, Ronan, Romola Garai and Vanessa Redgrave offer a devastating portrayal of guilt and the inability of words to undue their power to harm. -- Holman
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