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Movies opening this week: ‘Race,’ ‘The Witch,’ ‘Risen’

“Race” chronicles Jesse Owens’ (Stephan James) road to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
“Race” chronicles Jesse Owens’ (Stephan James) road to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Focus Features

“Race”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Stephan James stars as the legendary track and field star Jesse Owens as he competes in the 1936 Olympics in Hitler-era Berlin. Jason Sudeikis co-stars as his coach. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:14.

“The Witch”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

In the early 1600s, a farmer and his family are forced to move to a remote stretch of land, where supernatural things happen. Robert Eggers won best director for this debut feature at last year’s Sundance festival. Rated R. Time: 1:30.

“Risen”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Two Romans (Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton) are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus’ body after his crucifixion. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:47.

“The Lady in the Van”

Opens Friday

In this British comedy, an ornery vagrant (Maggie Smith) takes up residence in the driveway of a playwright. Alan Bennett wrote this true story as a play and adapted it for the screen. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:43.

“Forsaken”

Opens Friday

Donald and Kiefer Sutherland play father and son in this story of a former gunslinger who returns to his hometown and must ward off a gang of criminals terrorizing the locals. Rated R. Time: 1:30.

“Touched With Fire”

Opens Friday

Two bipolar poets (Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby) drive each other to new extremes — both high and low — during a stay at a psychiatric hospital. Rated R. Time: 1:50.

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