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World Premiere Films On Tap 38th Boston Film Festival

Harry Styles and Florence Pugh’s glittering thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” opens at Legal Fenway on Thursday at the 38th Annual Boston Film Festival, followed by more than three world premieres and three U.S. premieres increase.

Producer/director/co-star Olivia Wilde will field Darling in the Sky, a dazzling sci-fi drama set in a mid-century modern 1950s community where everyone is so happy. The man goes to work on the top-secret Victory Project, and his wife is equally excited to be able to cook, clean, and do household chores. Happiness — until you can’t answer a question.

Of the world premieres, Bromates is executive producer and co-star Snoop Dogg, co-writer and director Court Crandall, a Massachusetts graduate of the University of New Hampshire. “The Wind & the Reckoning” chronicles his true story of leprosy in Hawaii in the 19th century, starring Jason Scottley (“The Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”). And “Always, Lola” becomes a murder mystery as a group of high school students mourning their classmate Lola try to figure out what really happened.

‘Laura’ offers local New England color with its star, Newton native Roxy Storia.

A Q&A session with each film’s creatives follows every live premiere.

The US premiere of “American Murderer” stars Ryan Phillippe, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Australian legend Jackie Weaver and “The Godfather of Harlem” Kevin Corrigan in the true story of the infamous con artist.

Two other US premieres are “The Temptation of Trees” and “The Power of Activism.” “Trees,” which premieres on his September 24th at 3:00 pm, explores new research into the fight against climate change. Director-Writer Andrea Sparrow, Executive Producer of the Arctic Arts Project, will join environmental experts William Mumau and Susan Masino in a Q&A session following the Love Hall screening at the Boston Public Library. Free tickets require registration at his website at the Boston Public Library (bpl.org).

Festival Premiere: BFF’s comedy movie night at the Wilbur Theater on September 23rd, “Bromates” is an odd couple-style riff about two best friends who move in together after being dumped by their girlfriends. is. Starring Harvard alumni Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”) and Josh Brenner (“Silicon Valley”). Questions and answers will follow with Crandall, co-authors Chris Kemper, Asif Ali, and Jessica Lowe.

Three short programs will be included in the Eventive platform’s virtual program schedule, and participants will be announced on social media at bostonfilmfestival.org. Other direct appearances will include Sheldon White (Always, Laura), Jason Scott Lee and Lindsay Anuhair Watson (Wind and Heaven), and Henry Ian Cusick (MacGyver). is.

For tickets, details and information, visit bostonfilmfestival.org.

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