Top Five Films to Watch at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

09 Oct 2012

Get in top gear with Richard Gere's Arbitrage, take Flight with Denzel Washington's action thriller and add some Sparkle to your movie night with Jordin Sparks

: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Nate Parker and Tim Roth
Plot: A Wall Street thriller about a troubled hedge fund supremo who’s desperate to resolve his massive financial losses before his family find out.
Screening: 8pm, 11 Oct (invitation only).

: Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks
Plot: A musical melodrama set in the Sixties where three sisters form a Motown girl group. The film follows their rise to fame and ensuing challenges as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Screening: 6.15pm, 15 Oct; 6.30pm, 19 Oct.

Starring: Denzel Washington and John Goodman
Plot: In this live-action thriller, an airline pilot saves a plane from disaster by crash-landing after a mid-air catastrophe. People think he’s a hero until it’s revealed he was under the influence!
Screening: 9.30pm, 18 Oct; 6.15pm, 20 Oct.

The Company You Keep
: Robert Redford (also director), Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie
Plot: In this political thriller, a former activist who’s been in hiding for 50 years fears his identity will be uncovered by an ambitious journalist.
Screening: 6.15pm, 12 Oct.

End Of Watch
: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña
Plot: A thriller shot in point-of-view style that follows two cops who get in serious trouble after confiscating money and firearms from a gang.
Screening: 6.15pm, 13 Oct; 3.45pm, 14 Oct.

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