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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Action Point,' 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL - 'On Her Shoulders' screens at Whitsell Auditorium, June 3.Big screen

Last week, May 25

"Solo: A Star Wars Story"; "How to Talk to Girls at Parties"

This week, June 1

"Action Point" (Paramount Pictures), R, 85 minutes

About — A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends; Stars — Johnny Knoxville, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Johnny Pemberton, Susan Yeagley; Director — Tim Kirkby

"Adrift" (STX Entertainment), PG-13, 120 minutes

About — Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love and then to an adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history; Stars — Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer, Jeffrey Thomas; Director — Baltasar Kormakur

"American Animals" (The Orchard), R, 116 minutes

About — Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history; Stars — Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner; Director — Bart Layton

Next week, June 8

"Ocean's 8"; "Hereditary"; "Hearts Beat Loud"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Thor: Ragnarok"

2. "12 Strong"

3. "Peter Rabbit"

4. "The Greatest Showman"

5. "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"

6. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

7. "The Post"

8. "Game Night"

9. "Den of Thieves"

10. "Star Wars: Episode VIII, The Last Jedi"

Other recent favorites: "Hostiles"; "Peter Rabbit"; "Forever My Girl"; "The Commuter"

Doc spotlight

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

It's a documentary that explores the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." It's set to open in theaters June 8, and it's directed by Morgan Neville and stars Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., Francois Scarborough Clemmons and Kailyn Davis. Fred Rogers passed away in 2003.

Upcoming event

• The Northwest Film Center presents the documentary "On Her Shoulders," Alexandria Bombach's film about Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad, 23, who's a Yazidi, a Kurdish minority oppressed by ISIS. She escaped with her own life from sex slavery and witnessed the murder of her family in 2017. She has emerged as the international voice for her people, tirelessly bringing the world notice of the tragedies the Yazidi suffer. She was nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize and was named the first U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Human Trafficking in September 2016. The film won the the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. It screens at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $6-$9, www.nwfilm.org. Bombach will be in attendance.

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