Four movies you should see this weekend: “Southwest of Salem,” “White Girl” and more

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:

southwestofsalemposter“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.

 


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