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FilmWeek: 'The Lion King,' 'David Crosby: Remember My Name,' 'The Great Hack' and more

Baby Simba in Disney's 'The Lion King'
The Lion King (2019)

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Amy Nicholson and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases:

  • "The Lion King" in wide release

  • "David Crosby: Remember My Name" at The Landmark & ArcLight Hollywood

    • “The Frame” host John Horn talked to director A.J. Eaton and producer Cameron Crowe earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where the documentary premiered. You can listen to that interviewhere.

  • "The Great Hack" at the Laemmle’s Monica Film Center & Netflix on Wednesday July 24th

  • "Sword of Trust" at the Nuart Theater

  • "Rosie" at Laemmle's Monica Film Center

  • "Rojo" at Laemmle's Royal

  • "Apollo 11" in select theaters on Saturday July 20th only

  • "Bottom of the 9th" at the AMC Universal CityWalk & on video-on-demand

  • "Above The Shadows" at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset

  • "A Bigger Splash" at Laemmle’s Music Hall

​FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer is hosting a film series centered around the work of French female directors at the Norton Simon Museum. You can find more information about the screenings here.

Correction: During the FilmWeek radio broadcast, Larry Mantle identifies Karim Amer as the sole director of "The Great Hack." The film was co-directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim. We apologize for the error.


Charles: "Apollo 11"

Amy: "David Crosby: Remember My Name" & "Rojo"

Peter: "Rosie" & "Bottom of the 9th"


Peter: "The Great Hack" & "A Bigger Splash"

Amy: "Sword of Trust"


Charles: "The Lion King"


Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host of the podcasts ‘Unspooled’ and the podcast miniseries “Zoom”; she tweets

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and theChristian Science Monitor

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

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