August warmth is a harbinger for the fall theatrical season, which is already revving into gear. Magnolia Pictures
’ Cold Case Hammarskjöld
continues recent non-fiction theatrical debuts that are eyeing awards season. Cold Case won the Best Director prize in the World Documentary section at Sundance in January. Sony Pictures Classics
is opening doc Aquarela
in select locations. The Participant-produced title debuted at last year’s Venice Film Festival. India’s Fip will have the widest Specialty start on this continent this weekend for drama Mission Mangal
headlined by Bollywood
superstar Akshay Kumar
begins its run in two New York and L.A. theaters, while Slamdance
honoree Birds Without Feathers
by Wendy McColm
launches exclusively in Manhattan.
Other limited releases include Roberto Minervini
’s What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?
. Halfway Crooks Entertainment
has Low Low in L.A. starting Friday, while