New releases include We Are Your Friends, Backcountry and more

We Are Your FriendsComing to theatres today are a number of films sure to make your weekend enjoyable. The big release is the anticipated music drama We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron, about an aspiring DJ. Another film to see is the limited release Backcountry, about a young couple who ventures off on a camping trip.

We Are Your Friends is the story of Cole (Zac Efron) and his attempt to make it big on the Hollywood electronic music DJ scene. Cole goes from small time parties and ascends to the peak of success as a DJ. When he begins to fall for Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski), his mentor James’ (Wes Bentley) girlfriend, Cole must choose between love and career. Click here for showtimes. Click here to check out our interview with Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and director Max Joseph.
Trailer: We Are Your Friends

Based on a true story, Backcountry recounts the terrifying ordeal of a young couple, Alex (Jeff Roop) and Jenn (Missy Peregrym), who go camping in the Canadian wilderness without a cell phone or map. First they run into a mysterious stranger who gives Alex an uneasy feeling. When the stranger sends them on their way, things start to get ugly. Click here for showtimes in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton.
Trailer: Backcountry

In Z for Zachariah the world has been destroyed by nuclear war. Nearly everyone on the planet has been killed. When a young woman (Margot Robbie) who survived the fallout finds a man (Chiwetel Ejiofor), she forms a hesitant trust with him. The two work together peacefully and start to rebuild their lives in the valley. When a second man (Chris Pine) shows up, their existing relationship begins to unravel. Click here for showtimes in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Medicine Hat.
Trailer: Z For Zachariah

Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) find themselves on a five-day long interview in 1996. The End of the Tour is the story of that interview and the highs and lows the two went through during their time together. Click here for showtimes in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Trailer: The End of the Tour 

Having just divorced her longtime husband, book critic Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) forms an unlikely friendship with a soft-spoken driving instructor (Ben Kingsley) from India. Learning to Drive deals with Wendy learning to overcome her fears and move on with her life. Click here for showtimes in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Trailer: Learning to Drive

The Second Mother is the story of a nanny who has to live with the guilt of having left her kids in Brazil to be raised by relatives. When it’s time for her daughter to apply for college, she comes to stay with her mother but cohabitation might not be as easy as she thought. Click here for showtimes in Toronto.
Trailer: The Second Mother 

In Digging for Fire, young married couple Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) are having doubts about their relationship. They go on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. Click here for showtimes in Toronto.
Trailer: Digging for Fire

Court tells the story of an elderly folk singer who is brought up on false charges of encouraging suicide. He has been charged with this crime because the courts believe his songs convinced a worker to strangle himself. Click here showtimes in Toronto.
Trailer: Court
~Greg Chisholm

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