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Movie openings: 'Don't Let Go,' 'Nightingale,' festivals for cats and dogs

"AFTER THE WEDDING." Starring Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup. Directed by Bart Freundlich. A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor. 112 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some strong language.) Opens Aug. 30 in the Dipson Amherst.

"BENNETT’S WAR." Starring Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar and Allison Paige. Directed by Alex Ranarivelo. After surviving an IED explosion in combat overseas, a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit is medically discharged with a broken back and leg. Against all odds he trains to make an impossible comeback as a motocross racer to support his family. 95 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for some language and brief violence.) Opens Aug. 29 in the AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Walden Galleria and Dipson Flix.

"DON’T LET GO." Starring David Oyelowo, Byron Mann, Storm Reid and Mykelti Williamson. Directed by Jacob Estes. A man communicating with his dead niece on his cellphone tries to stop her murder. 103 minutes. (Rated R for violence, bloody images and language.) Opens Aug. 29 in AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria and Transit Center.

"LUCE." Starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and Tim Roth. Directed by Julius Onah. A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student. 109 minutes. (Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, nudity and some drug use.) Opens Aug. 30 in the Dipson Amherst.

"NEW YORK CAT FESTIVAL." Collection of short animated, documentary and narrative films dedicated to cats and their relationships with people. Opens Aug. 30 in the North Park Theatre.

"NEW YORK DOG FESTIVAL." Collection of short animated, documentary and narrative films dedicated to dogs and their relationships with people. Opens Aug. 30 in the North Park Theatre.

"NE ZHA." Animated adventure about a boy who has the power to destroy the world and must choose between good and evil to break the shackles of fate and become the hero. Directed by Jiaozi. 110 minutes. Opens Aug. 29 in the Transit Regal.

"THE NIGHTINGALE." Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin and Baykali Ganambarr. Directed by Jennifer Kent. A young Irish woman tracks the British officer who raped and terrorized her through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness with the help of an Aboriginal tracker. Opens Aug. 30 in the Dipson Eastern Hills.

"SAAHO." Starring Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor and Mandira Bedi. Directed by Sujeeth. A man uses an arsenal of weapons to battle a gang of heavily armed thugs in the city. Opens Aug. 29 in the Regal Elmwood and Transit Center.

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