Desperate Acts of Magic

Newly fired from his job as a computer programmer, a wannabe magician enters a conjuring contest and encounters a female illusionist disenchanted by the male-dominated industry. With Joe Tyler Gold, Valerie Dillman and Jonathan Levit. Written by Gold. Directed by Gold and Tammy Caplan. Gold Cap Films

The Great Gatsby

In the Roaring '20s, a Midwestern writer is drawn into the world of New York City's upper crust, including his socialite cousin, her philandering husband, and an enigmatic, party-throwing playboy. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. Written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Directed by Luhrmann. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

He's Way More Famous Than You

After a string of personal and professional setbacks, a once-promising indie-film starlet enlists her brother, his boyfriend and any celebrity she can land to make a hit movie. With Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn and Michael Urie. Written by Feiffer and Spahn. Directed by Urie. Gravitas Ventures

No One Lives

A gang of backwoods bandits preys on a vacationing couple, only to discover that one of their would-be victims is even more dangerous than they are. With Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens and Lee Tergesen. Written by David Lawrence Cohen. Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura. Anchor Bay Films

Peeples

A good-natured children's entertainer crashes his girlfriend's family weekend in the Hamptons to finally meet her imperious father and win his approval. With Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier. Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism. Lionsgate

Sightseers

For a newish thirtysomething couple, an RV trip through the British Isles devolves into a murderous rampage. With Steve Oram and Alice Lowe. Written by Oram and Lowe. Directed by Ben Wheatley. IFC Films

The Source Family

A documentary about the '70s cult leader Jim Baker and the group he gathered around his Los Angeles health-food restaurant the Source. Directed by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos. Drag City

Venus and Serena

A documentary chronicling a challenging year in the lives of sisters Venus and Serena Williams, two of the world's premier tennis players, as they grapple with competition, fame, illness, injury and personal relationships. Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. Magnolia Pictures

May 17

33 Postcards

On a choir tour in Australia, a 16-year-old Chinese orphan finally has the chance to visit her sponsor of 10 years, only to discover that the seemingly perfect father figure is a convict in prison for manslaughter. With Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin and Claudia Karvan. Written by Martin Edmond, Pauline Chan and Philip Dalkin. Directed by Chan. Gravitas Ventures

Augustine

A dramatized account of the pioneering 19th century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient. With Vincent Lindon, Soko and Chiara Mastroianni. Written and directed by Alice Winocour. In French with English subtitles. Music Box Films

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