opening friday

Byzantium (R) Residents of a coastal town learn the secret shared by two mysterious women seeking shelter at a local resort.

Hannah Arendt (not rated) A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

The Heat (R) An uptight FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) is paired with a feisty Boston cop (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a drug lord.

The Secret Disco Revolution (not rated) A documentary on the disco era featuring interviews with its key musicians.

Shadow Dancer (R) A member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare. With Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen.

Twenty Feet From Stardom (PG-13) A history of the backup singer with Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Patti Austin, etc.

White House Down (PG-13) While on a tour of the White House, a Capitol policeman (Channing Tatum) springs into action to protect the president (Jamie Foxx) from paramilitary invaders.