Brian Banks tells the true story of a college linebacker (Aldis Hodge) sentenced to eleven years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He is mentored from inside his jail cell by Morgan Freeman (uncredited) while his lawyer (Greg Kinnear) fights the good fight to clear his name. The real Banks eventually signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013. Tom Shadyac directed this inspirational drama from a screenplay by Doug Atchison. Opening wide.
Also opening this week:
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Brian Banks, The Kitchen, Dora and the City of Lost Gold, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, One Child Nation, American Heretics, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas, After the Wedding, Dying to Survive, Ecco, Every Time I Die, Jabariya Jodi, Light of My Life, Nektronic, The Peanut Butter Falcon, This Changes Everything, The Tracker