Into the Ashes is a lean, brooding indie about a young ex-con (Luke Grimes) whose attempts to settle down into a quiet life are interrupted by the arrival of his former partners-in-crime. They’re looking to settle a score. As any fan of noir can guess, things get bloody as the past comes back to bite the protagonist, who wrestles with his own code of honor in a world tainted with sin. Aaron Harvey wrote and directed on location in rural Alabama with a good eye for nocturnal detail. Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, Fri., July 19, various showtimes; $9-$12. (310) 478-3836,

Also opening and screening this week: Lion King Reimagined, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Luz, Roman Holiday, Common Threads, Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, Great Hack, Eat Drink Man Woman, At War, Bottom of the 9th, I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, Rosie, She’s Just a Shadow, Supervised

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