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SUMMER SNEAKS

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April 29, 2012

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

A documentary portrait of Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu, an Israeli soldier killed in action at age 30 while leading a daring hostage rescue mission in Uganda in 1976. Directed by Ari Daniel Pinchot and Jonathan Gruber. International Film Circuit

Rock of Ages

A smalltown girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. With Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand and Paul Giamatti. Written by Justin Theroux, Chris D'Arienzo and Allan Loeb. Directed by Adam Shankman. New Line Cinema

That's My Boy

Estranged for years from the son he had and raised as a young man, a father shows up uninvited on the eve of the son's wedding. With Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester and James Caan. Written by David Caspe. Directed by Sean Anders. Columbia Pictures

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 News Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction
Movie listings: In the April 29 Calendar section, a list of films opening this summer gave the name of a documentary about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as "Higher Ground." The Aug. 17 release is called "High Ground."
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, May 06, 2012 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part D Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Movie listings: The April 29 Summer Sneaks list of films gave the name of a documentary about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as "Higher Ground." The Aug. 17 release is called "High Ground."

The Woman in the Fifth

A struggling American writer who has recently moved to Paris to be closer to his young daughter begins a romance with a mysterious woman, and soon people start dying all around him. With Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig. Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Douglas Kennedy III. Directed by Pawlikowski. ATO Pictures

Your Sister's Sister

A slacker reeling from the death of his brother goes to spend time alone at the family cabin of his late sibling's ex-girlfriend, but while there he begins an unlikely relationship with her older sister. With Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass. Written and directed by Lynn Shelton. IFC Films

June 22

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

This alternate-history tale imagines the secret life of the 16th president, who moonlights as a vampire hunter. With Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Simon Kinberg. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

Brave

Determined to follow her own path in life, a headstrong young princess defies an age-old tradition and unwittingly unleashes chaos in her kingdom, which will require all her skills and resourcefulness to fix. With the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly and Julie Walters. Written by Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi. Directed by Andrews and Chapman. Walt Disney Pictures

The Invisible War

This documentary investigates widespread sexual assault and subsequent cover-ups within the U.S. military. Directed by Kirby Dick. Cinedigm Entertainment / Docurama Films

To Rome With Love

In Italy, the romances and adventures of a number of residents and visitors overlap and intersect. With Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni and Penelope Cruz. Written and directed by Allen. Sony Pictures Classics

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

In the near future, sparks fly between a man and woman who are facing the imminent end of the world. With Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. Focus Features

June 27

Beasts of the Southern Wild

In an isolated Southern bayou town, an independent 6-year-old girl with a vivid imagination faces an ailing alcoholic father, a missing mother and a series of catastrophes. With Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry. Written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin. Directed by Zeitlin. Fox Searchlight Pictures

June 29

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Members of an elite special-ops force face off against an international terrorist organization while dealing with threats from within their own government. With Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Paramount Pictures

Magic Mike

An experienced male stripper takes a young dancer under his wing. With Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Olivia Munn. Written by Reid Carolin. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Warner Bros. Pictures

Neil Young Journeys

This documentary chronicles Neil Young's road trip last year from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, to Toronto for the closing two nights of his world tour. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Sony Pictures Classics

People Like Us

When his estranged father dies suddenly, a fast-talking twentysomething salesman returns home to help put things in order and is shocked to discover he has an older sister. With Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert. Directed by Kurtzman. DreamWorks Pictures

Take This Waltz

A twentysomething woman finds her happy marriage to a good-natured cookbook writer thrown into doubt upon meeting a handsome artist who lives across the street. With Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman. Written and directed by Sarah Polley. Magnolia Pictures

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

After being set up as the fall guy for a mob-backed Ponzi scheme, a mild-mannered investment banker enters the federal witness protection program with his family and heads to the South. With Eugene Levy, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold and Tyler Perry. Written and directed by Perry. Lionsgate

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