Focus Features has brought out many Oscar-nominated films over the years including last year’s Darkest Hour as well as Dallas Buyers Club, Brokeback Mountain and Atonement. This year’s slate includes the following:
Oscar Hopefuls From Focus Features
Directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Laura Harrier, this is the story of an African American police officer from Colorado Springs who infiltrates the local branch of the KKK.
Directed by Joel Edgerton this film is the story of son of a Baptist preacher who was forced to go through a gay conversion program once he was outed to his father. The film stars Edgerton, Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman. Boy Erased hits the theaters on November 2nd.
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Quuen of Scots is directed by Josie Rourke who is also the first woman Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, which is a major London theatre. The film stars Margot Robbie, David Tennant,and Saoirse Ronan and is the story of Mary Queen of Scots attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth the I, Queen of England. Mary Queen of Scots releases December 7th.
On The Basis of Sex
On The Basis of Sex is directed by Mimi Leder who also directed The Leftovers and Deep Impact. The film stars Felicity Jones, Justin Theroux, and Cailee Spaeny as well as Armie Hammer and Kathy Bates. It is the story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg‘
struggles for equal rights and her rise to the Supreme Court. On The Basis of Sex releases on December 25th.