AMC Artisan Films may be smaller in footprint than your average blockbuster, but they’re massive in impact: They bring audiences thought-provoking stories from diverse storytellers, brought to life by talented casts. While we love an action-packed flick as much as the next fan, we also like to settle in for more intimate cinematic experiences that stay with us long after we leave the theatre.
If you feel the same, check out these female-fronted Artisan Films coming to AMC theatres soon.
THE NIGHTINGALE showcases a strong female lead and filmmaker. In her first feature since THE BABADOOK, writer/director Jennifer Kent tells a harrowing tale of a young woman's quest for revenge set in 1825 against the perilous and unforgiving terrain of Tasmania. Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict who served her time but is still trapped under an abusive master (Sam Claflin), becomes the victim of a harrowing crime. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to track down the men responsible and make them pay, with help from a reluctant Aboriginal tracker (Baykali Ganambarr) who’s suffering from his own trauma.
After the Wedding
Every mystery begins with a secret and, in AFTER THE WEDDING, a mysterious offer. Isabel (Michelle Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta, which is in desperate need of even the most basic necessities. Serendipitously, there’s a benefactor in New York willing to donate $20 million to the charity. Theresa (Julianne Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company, who in an attempt to get to know Isabel better invites her to her daughter’s wedding. That’s when Isabel sees Oscar (Billy Crudup), Theresa’s husband, but the two have already met — and seem to share a history.
Them That Follow
Deep in the wilds of Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove and “cleanse” themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert), prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed that threatens to tear the community apart. Now, it’s Mara’s turn to participate in the deadly tradition of her father’s church. THEM THAT FOLLOW also stars Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann and Lewis Pullman.
Based on the Vertigo/DC comic book series, THE KITCHEN features not one, but three powerful performances by women. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss star as three housewives whose mobster husbands have been sent to prison. With little financial support from their "families," the ladies take over their husbands' work in 1978 Hell's Kitchen, proving themselves adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition ... literally. Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Jeremy Bobb and Common also star.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett stars as a well-off Seattle woman who suddenly disappears in WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, based on the runaway best-seller by Maria Semple. Bernadette Fox (Blanchett) was once a renowned architect, but she left her creative passions behind for family life. Shortly after her daughter, Bee (newcomer Emma Nelson), pushes for a family trip to Antarctica, reclusive Bernadette goes missing, which leads her loving husband (Billy Cruddup) and their adventurous teen on an exciting journey to find her.
Brittany Runs a Marathon
Inspired by real events, BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON is an irreverent yet uplifting story of a party girl who takes control of her future, one city block at a time. At 27, Brittany Forgler's (Jillian Bell) excessive nights out, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her. When she stops by a doctor's office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym, she laces up her sneakers to run one sweaty block. And then two. And soon after she finishes her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.