By  on January 11, 2007

From the hippest soundtracks to the most fashionable festival, here's what's heating up the silver screen.

In Antonia, four black women—childhood friends from the poor periphery of São Paulo—form a hip-hop quartet named Antonia. Hopes of success are dashed by violence and male chauvinism, and the women must fight to reassemble the group. Independently coproduced by Fernando Meirelles, director of the Oscar-nominated City of God, Antonia features real Brazilian hip-hop stars and rappers and should draw a big youth audience. Opens in 80 theaters nationwide in February. —Mike Kepp

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