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Friday, June 7

Pavarotti is Ron Howard’s documentary portrait of Luciano Pavarotti, the great operatic tenor (nickname: “king of the high C’s”) whose recordings crossed over into the mainstream, selling over 100 million records. Fusing footage of famous live performances with interviews from those who knew him, the film is both grand and intimate. Assembled by essentially the same team that produced The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, the film is sure to entice opera fans, music lovers or just lovers, period.

AMC Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. #2000, Century City; Fri., June 7, various showtimes. (310) 277-2262, amctheatres.com.

Also opening Friday, June 7: The Black Godfather, Burn Your Maps, Dark Phoenix, Katie, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Late Night, Leto, The Other Side of Heaven 2, Papi Chulo, Says Goodbye, The Secret Life of Pets 2

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