Movies Opening in Cinemas On February 19

The Witch

Every Tuesday Film Inquiry publishes the movies that are opening in cinemas! This week: Race, Risen, The Witch, Embrace of the Serpent, Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer, Neerja and Rolling Papers.

Note that these are based on the opening dates in the United States. If you’re looking for the opening dates for a certain movie in your country, click the ‘international release dates” below the movie details.

Opening in Cinemas This Week:

Race (2016)

RaceBiography, Drama, Sport

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton

International Release Dates

Risen (2016)

Risen107 minutes – Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis

International Release Dates

The Witch (2015)

The Witch90 minutes – Horror

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

International Release Dates

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Embrace of the Serpent125 minutes – Adventure, Drama

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra
Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

opens to a limited release on 17 February in U.S. – International Release Dates

Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer (2016)

Busco Novio Para Mi MujerComedy

Paco, so fed up with his nagging and nitpicking wife, comes up with an ingenious plan to end the unhappy union: Find her a boyfriend by hiring a professional seducer nicknamed “El Taiger” to whisk her off her feet and out of the marriage.

Director: Enrique Begne
Stars: Sandra Echeverría, Arath de la Torre, Jesús Ochoa, Alejandro Cuétara

International Release Dates

Neerja (2016)

Neerja122 minutes – Biography, Drama

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Director: Ram Madhvani
Stars: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani, Yogendra Tikku

International Release Dates

Rolling Papers (2016)

79 minutes – Documentary, Comedy | News

At ground zero of the green rush, The Denver Post became the first major media outlet to appoint a marijuana editor. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm in the unprecedented world of pot journalism.

Director: Mitch Dickman

International Release Dates

Which of these will you be seeing? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

Manon is the founder and Editor in Chief of Film Inquiry. Originally a Dutchie, she now lives in Perth, Australia, has a Master’s degree in Global Criminology, and is a screenwriter. Lives vicariously through film.
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