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SNEAKS 2008 : Musical

Looking ahead, categorically

Laughs, chills, animation, musicals. There's plenty of action, high adventure, romance. Let the previews begin.

January 13, 2008

Girls Rock!

Girls 8 to 18 years of age travel from all over the country to attend rock 'n' roll camp, where they learn music and songwriting in this documentary. Directed by Shane King and Arne Johnson. Shadow Distribution, March 7.

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

The megapopular TV and pop star and her alter ego (or is it vice versa?) enthrall fans on her 54-city tour. With the Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega and Billy Ray Cyrus. Directed by Bruce Hendricks. Walt Disney Pictures, Feb. 1.

How She Move

Step-dancing provides the daughter of Jamaican immigrants a possible way out of their drug- and crime-infested neighborhood. With Rutina Wesley, Dwain Murphy and Tre Armstrong. Written by Annmarie Morais. Directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid. Paramount Vantage, Jan. 25.

Love Songs (Les Chansons d'Amour)

A young Parisian couple spice up their relationship by including another woman in this modernist musical directed by Christophe Honore. With Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Clotilde Hesme. Songs by composer Alex Beaupain. Screenplay by Honore and Gael Morel. In French with English subtitles. IFC First Take, March.

Planet B-Boy

A documentary on the history and worldwide cultural effects of break-dancing. Directed by Benson Lee. Elephant Eye Films, March 21.

Repo! The Genetic Opera

A science fiction rock opera set 50 years in the future in which an epidemic of organ failure creates a frenzy for expensive transplants and a heavy price for non-payment. Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton, Anthony Head and Sarah Brightman star. Written by Darren Smith, Terrance Zdunich. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Lionsgate, TBA.

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

This documentary profiles the singer-songwriter whose career stretches from Sunset Strip session man to lead singer of the Walker Brothers trio in 1960s London and a reclusive, but influential, solo career. With Brian Eno, David Bowie, Simon Raymonde, Radiohead, Damon Albarn, Sting, Johnny Marr, Jarvis Cocker and Alison Goldfrapp. Written and directed by Stephen Kijak. Missing in Action Films, March.

Shine a Light

Director Martin Scorsese collected an all-star team of cinematographers headed by Robert Richardson to capture the Rolling Stones in concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. With guests Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy and Jack White III. Also opening in IMAX. Paramount Classics, April 4.

Step Up 2 the Streets

This hip-hop sequel flips the genders as a rebellious young street dancer finds herself on the outside when she enters a prestigious arts school. With Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman and Will Kemp. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Written by Toni Ann Johnson and Karen Barna, based on characters created by Duane Adler. Touchstone Pictures, Feb. 14.

The 2 Sides of the Bed

Comic complications abound in this sequel to "The Other Side of the Bed." With Ernesto Alterio, Veronica Sanchez, Guillermo Toledo and Lucia Jimenez. Directed by Emilio Martinez-Lazaro. Written by David Serrano. In Spanish with English subtitles. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, TBA

Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club

The Tribeca hot spot nurtured the careers of the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Pearl Jam, Phish and Ben Harper, while serving as a support center for social and political activism from 1989 to 2001. A documentary directed by Dean Budnick. First Run Features, March 14.

Young @ Heart

A New England senior citizens group inspires its audiences performing songs by the Clash, Coldplay, Sonic Youth and James Brown in this documentary. With the Young @ Heart Chorus and Bob Cilman. Directed by Stephen Walker. Fox Searchlight, April 18.

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