8 Bleecker Street Movies to Watch This Summer (and How)

Join our Dojo and heist to rob NASCAR with these oddball comedies 

Melissa Traub

THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE 

This July learn how to kick with your fists and punch with your feet with Riley Stearns’ dark comedy set in the world of karate starring Jesse Eisenberg. Hailed by Birth.Movies.Death as “an instant offbeat comedy classic,” THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE centers on Casey (Eisenberg) who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) in an effort to learn how to defend himself. 

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LOGAN LUCKY 

See how the other half steals in this turbocharged heist comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) and bank vault exploding expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) set out to pull off an elaborate heist during the legendary Coca-Cola 600, the biggest NASCAR race of the year. There is stealing, prison breakouts, a nekkid Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, (take breath) Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson Jack Quaid, and cauliflower? In the words of Katie Holmes, this is gonna be good. 

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Go off the grid to the Pacific Northwest with these critically acclaimed dramas   

 

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC 

This Academy Award nominated indie darling starring Viggo Mortenson captured the hearts of audiences since its debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. CAPTAIN FANTASTIC follows a father (Mortensen) who is devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest until they are forced to leave their paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.

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LEAVE NO TRACE

From her Sundance Award-winning first feature Down to the Bone to her Oscar-nominated feature Winter’sBone, writer and director Debra Granik has examined the lives of outsiders struggling to maintain their independence. Granik’s third narrative feature, LEAVE NO TRACE, which maintains 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, tells the story of Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (breakout star Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) who lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon but are suddenly forced back into traditional housing. After clashing with their new surroundings, they embark on a journey back to the wild. 

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 Hang onto the edge of your seat with these summer thrillers


HOTEL MUMBAI

A gripping true story, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Refusing to leave their guests, the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel) choose to risk their lives to keep everyone safe.  As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, “Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. 

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BEIRUT 

In 1982, the Paris of the Middle East was burning. From the writer of the BOURNE trilogy, BEIRUT stars Jon Hamm as a U.S. diplomat who flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

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UNSANE 

After he takes you on the heist of the summer, let director Steven Soderbergh question your sanity with the psychological thriller UNSANE. A young woman (Claire Foy) is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear - but is it real or is it a product of her delusion? 

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Fight for justice reform with this inspirational true story 

 

BRIAN BANKS 

This August, prepare for football season with the inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. BRIAN BANKS will be in theaters nationwide on August 9. 

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