Adopt a Highway stars a haggard and hungry looking Ethan Hawke as a California parolee trying to put his life back together when he discovers an abandoned baby in a dumpster. But will society allow him to adopt the child? Written and directed by Logan Marshall-Green, this heartstring-tugger premiered at SXSW in March; it will open in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD.

Laemmle Town Center, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino, Fri., Nov. 1, various showtimes; $9-$12. (310) 478-3836.

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