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Also released: Good Posture, Hitsville: The Making of Motown and Werewolf

Good Posture

GOOD POSTURE (15, 94 mins)

CHARMING and beautiful college graduate Lilian (Grace Van Patten) trades on her looks and wealth to get everyone, particularly men like her boyfriend Nate (Gary Richardson), to do her bidding.

Her laziness ultimately drives a stake through the heart of her relationship with Nate and she seeks self-indulgent refuge in a townhouse owned by her father's good friend, reclusive author Julia Price (Emily Mortimer), and her husband Don (Ebon Moss-Bachrach).

Lilian's corrosive presence tests Julia's marriage and creates friction with the couple's socially awkward dog walker, George (Timm Sharp).

As the two women attempt to broker compromise under the same roof, Lilian secretly collaborates with a cameraman called Sol (John Early) on an unauthorised documentary about Julia.

The ramshackle project unexpectedly provides Lilian with a direction and purpose.

:: Released: October 4

 

HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN (12A, 112 mins)

RELEASED in the year that Motown Records celebrates its 60th anniversary, Gabe Turner and Ben Turner's lovingly assembled documentary is the first film made with the participation of the label's visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and charts the creation and success of Motown against the vibrant backdrop of the growing civil rights movement.

Interviews with Gordy and some of the artists of the era focus on the period from the birth of the company in 1958 Detroit until a relocation to early 1970s Los Angeles when the power of the music became a balm to racial tensions in America.

The film incorporates behind-the-scenes footage and performances from Gordy's personal archives and Motown's vaults.

The Turner brothers' film is simultaneously available to download.

Released: October 4

 

WEREWOLF (15, 88 mins)

In the final weeks of the Second World War, members of the Red Army sweep into south-west Poland and liberate prisoners from the Gross-Rosen concentration camp.

Eight traumatised children are moved to a temporary orphanage in a nearby derelict mansion under the care of Jadwiga (Danuta Stenka).

She perishes in mysterious circumstances and 20-year-old Hanka (Sonia Mietielica) reluctantly assumes the role of surrogate mother to the other children, who include two rivals for her affections: Hanys (Nicolas Przygoda) and Wladek (Kamil Polnisiak).

As tensions escalate within the mansion, Alsatian dogs from the liberated camp go feral in the surrounding forest.

The children are fresh meat and the crazed animals trap Hanka and the rest of the brood inside the orphanage with no means of escape.

The terrified tykes' survival instincts are revived and they fight side by side to vanquish the slavering predators.

Released: October 4

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