Good news if you’re a Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie fan and live in New York City. The film adaptation of the author’s novel about Nigeria’s Civil War, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” will open in theaters this weekend. The film’s stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton. See more about New York’s African Film Festival.

Meanwhile, “Belle,” a highly anticipated slavery-themed film based on the real life story of a woman born to an enslaved mother and aristocratic father that’s already playing in New York City and Los Angeles, is opening in nine additional cities this weekend. Those cities include Dallas, Atlanta and San Francisco. More here