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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' and Northwest Animation Festival

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Godspeed:The Race Across America' screens Tuesday, May 22 at some local theaters.Big screen

Last week, May 18

"Deadpool 2"; "Book Club"; "Show Dogs"; "First Reformed"

This week, May 25

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" (LucasFilm/Disney), PG-13, 135 minutes

About — During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future cockpit co-pilot, Chewbacca, and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion; Stars — Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover; Director — Ron Howard

"How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (A24), R, 102 minutes

About — An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe, the London suburb of Croydon; Stars — Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Campbell Moore; Director — John Cameron Mitchell

Next week, June 1

"Action Point"; "Adrift"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"

2. "The Greatest Showman"

3. "Thor: Ragnarok"

4. "Den of Thieves"

5. "Hostiles"

6. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

7. "The Post"

8. "Peter Rabbit"

9. "Forever My Girl"

10. "The Commuter"

Other recent favorites: "Justice League"; "Molly's Game"; "Star Wars: Episode VIII, The Last Jedi"; "Super Troopers"

Upcoming events

• "Godspeed — The Race Across America" is an inspiring documentary about faith, determination and the harrowing journey of ultra-cyclist/sportscaster Jerry Schemmel, who joins forces with IronMan triathlete/CEO Brad Cooper in the world's most grueling endurance bicycle race. Through Fathom Events and The Rudy Project, it screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at local theaters: Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave., Beaverton; Century 16 Eastport, 4040 S.E. 82nd Ave.; Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave.; Lloyd Center 10 Cinema, 1510 N.E. Multnomah St. For more/tickets: www.FathomEvents.com.

• The Northwest Animation Festival features the best work — some 200 works of comedy, drama and inspiration — of independent animators from the U.S. and beyond, May 23-27 at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., followed by the same thing in Eugene, June 1-3. Tickets are $68 (all-festival pass) and $50 (three-day weekend). For more: www.nwanimationfest.com.

• We'll have more later, but makes plans for the Movies in the Park, put on by Portland Parks and Recreation. They begin July 6 with "Moana" at Kenilworth Park and continue into Sept. 7 ("Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Jackson Middle School). For more: www.portlandparks.org.

• The summer 2018 lineup for the Hollywood Theatre microcinema on Concourse C at the Portland International Airport: "Armor del Amor," Kirk Kelley/House Special; "Roost: The Crows of Downtown Portland," Irene Hess; "Fossil Radio," Tommy Harrington/Sean Flinn and the Royal We; "In My Home," Cheryl Green; "Relive the Oregon Trail," Great Big Story; "River Gold," Brady Holden; "Warehouse Samba," Gabriel Shalom; "The Water's Fine," Human Access Project; "Death," Shelley Short; "Rajneeshees in Oregon," John Rosman; "Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated," Travel Oregon; "The Famished Frog," Shelby Menzel; "Soar," Ryan Al. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

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