We have entered the season of all of the movies opening all of the time. Here are four that might very well be worth catching this weekend:
“Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.” In this striking documentary, Austin director Deborah S. Esquenazi explores the terrifying persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez — four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio. “Southwest” includes an on-camera recantation by one of the initial victim. Esquenazi, along with along with attorneys at the Innocence Project, ends up exploring and re-investigating this tragic case. Friday to Tuesday, various times. Alamo South Lamar.
“White Girl.” Nobody seems to be able to decide of Elizabeth Wood’s film is a raw and intense look at life on the seedy-side of the street or eye-rolling, tries-to-hard privledge-splitation. Either way, hey, it’s only 88 minutes. It plays for six days at Alamo Ritz.
“Author: The JT Leroy Story.” Speaking of conflicted, was this a not-all-that-big-of-a-deal-hoax or were they conmen? At the Regal Arbor.
“Bridget Jones’ Baby.” Oh, come on, some of you are totally going. At area theaters.