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Staying at home this weekend? We are too. From a coming-of-age story set in Japan to a tale of a drummer losing his hearing, here are just a few of this week’s moving (and, in the case of Run, terrifying) new releases.

Week of November 16, 2020

1

Mangrove (Small Axe)

2020

In his new five-film series for Amazon and the BBC, Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen explores Black life in Britain, between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s. The anthology series kicks off today on Prime Video with Mangrove, a courtroom drama about the 1971 trial of the Mangrove Nine, a group of Black activists wrongly accused of inciting a riot in London’s Notting Hill. It stars Academy member Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Sam Spruell, Malachi Kirby and Rochenda Sandall.

WHERE TO WATCH
Mangrove (Small Axe)
2020
124 Mins | N/A
The first in a five-part anthology film series.


2

Ainu Mosir

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

In Ainu Mosir, directed by Takeshi Fukunaga, we’re transported to Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan, where a community of Ainu people struggles to preserve their culture. The film captures the coming-of-age of a teenager named Kanto. Distributed through Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing, Ainu Mosir is now available to watch on Netflix.

WHERE TO WATCH
Ainu Mosir
2020
84 Mins
A sensitive 14-year-old boy takes his first tentative steps toward manhood.


3

Sound of Metal

2019

Darius Marder’s new feature takes us on a journey as a drummer named Ruben (played by Academy member Riz Ahmed) begins to lose his hearing. The film debuts in theaters today and begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video Dec. 4.

Take a look at how sound designer Nicolas Becker created the sonic world of the film—and hear from actors Riz Ahmed and Lauren Ridloff.

WHERE TO WATCH
Sound of Metal
2019
120 Mins | R
A drummer's life gets turned upside down when he suddenly loses his hearing.


4

Between the World and Me

2020

In 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote Between the World and Me as a letter to his teenage son about the feelings and realities of being Black in America. Now, HBO brings us a special that combines readings from Coates’ book, documentary footage and elements of the 2018 staging of the book at the Apollo Theater. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, produced by Academy Documentary Branch governor Roger Ross Williams’ One Story Up and starring Academy members Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Wendell Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Oprah Winfrey and more, Between the World and Me debuts on HBO Nov. 21 at 8pm ET/5pm PT and is available on demand starting Nov. 22.

WHERE TO WATCH
Between the World and Me
2020
80 Mins | TV-14
A special based on the 2018 adaptation and staging of the book at the Apollo Theater


5

Run

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

In Aneesh Chaganty’s new thriller, a homeschooled teen named Chloe (played by Kiera Allen) lives under the gaze of her controlling mother Diane (played by Academy member Sarah Paulson)—until she discovers her mom’s dark secret. The film is now available to watch on Hulu.

WHERE TO WATCH
Run
2020
90 Mins | 16
An isolated teen discovers her mother's sinister secret.


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