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New movies are back (maybe). With rereleases of The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Black Panther (2018), Inside Out (2015), Jurassic Park (1993) and The Goonies (1985) making up the top five films at the (largely drive-in) box office last week, traditional theater goers accustomed to new summer releases may be pleased to know that, barring additional COVID-19 complications, some original films are beginning to trickle back onto the theater calendar. Among the most interesting is Roadside Attractions’ latest project called Words on a Bathroom Walls.  The edgy-but-inspirational coming-of-age movie tells the story of a seemingly-typical teen navigating his senior year of high school while preparing to pursue his dream of becoming a professional chef – until hallucinations lead to a diagnosis of a serious mental disorder that that threatens everything.

Check out the intriguing trailer below and, if you decide to go see it, please be respectful and follow safety recommendations.

Directed by Thor Freudenthal
Written by Nick Navela
Based on Julia Walton’s novel of the same name
Starring Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World), Andy Garcia (NBC’s The Kenan Show), Taylor Russell (Waves), AnnaSophia Robb (PBS’ Mercy Street), Beth Grant (Fox/Hulu’s The Mindy Project), Devon Bostick (Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Lobo Sebastian (USA’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.), Molly Parker (Netflix’s Lost in Space) and Walton Goggins (CBS’ The Unicorn).

111 Minutes | Rated PG-13

Targeted Release Date: Friday, August 7

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