"...Directed by: Boots Riley. Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler and Danny Glover...."
"...Directed by: Justin Simien. Starring: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Brandon P..."
"...Directed by: Alex Garland. Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac and Tessa Thompson...."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Rachel House...."
"...She's far from the only recognizable name on the roster, with the world premiere of Frankie Muniz's new psychodrama The Black String, and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarrok, Sorry to Bother You) in neo-Western Little Woods...."
"...With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world. Cast: Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell...."
"...Telling the story of four American teenagers who take a road trip to Mexico and get caught up in a pharmaceutical-drug-smuggling ring, it promises to be gripping and gritty (we know no one has ever used the word "gritty" to describe an indie film before). We met several of the film's stars: Jesse Garcia, who garnered much attention for Quinceañera; Tessa Thompson, who is also starring in TV's Hidden Palms; and someone named Steven Grayhm, whose future's so bright he's gotta wear a protective suit...."
"...Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, Anthony Bellew, Ritchie Coster, Graham McTavish and Alex Henderson...."
"...Sorry to Bother You D: Boots Riley In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, and Danny Glover SPECIAL EVENTS..."
"...After a first wave that included new films starring Melissa McCarthy, Tessa Thompson, and Fankie Muniz, the big news today is that Reitman's latest, political biopic The Front Runner, will be the closing night film for the festival's 25th anniversary season. Based on Matt Bai's 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, it stars Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart, the seemingly inevitable Democratic nominee for the 1988 presidential ticket whose career flamed out after a sex scandal...."
"...War On Everyone Director/Screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path in this volatile jet-black action comedy. Cast: Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, Tessa Thompson (North American Premiere) DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT..."
"...Directed by: Ava DuVernay. Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tessa Thompson, Common, Wendell Pierce, André Holland, Oprah Winfrey, Lorraine Toussaint, Giovanni Ribisi, Keith Stanfield, Niecy Nash, Alessandro Nivola, Dylan Baker and Martin Sheen...."
"...Directed by: Tyler Perry. Starring: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper and Omari Hardwick..."
"...Directed by: Simon West. Starring: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Tessa Thompson, Brian Geraghty, Clark Gregg, Derek de Lint and Kate Jennings Grant..."
"...In the short doc category, Amy Grappell will screen "Quadrangle," which is described as "an unconventional look at two 'conventional' couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 1970s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and the way people would live in the future." (Go here for the Chronicle's August interview with Grappell.) And Austinite Elizabeth Mims produced "Thompson" (directed by her CAL Arts classmate Jason Tippet), which is described thusly: "Since second grade, Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood."..."