The Week in Arts: Cher, ‘42nd Street’ and ‘At the Heart of Gold’

May 3 and May 10

The Parisians at the center of Olivier Assayas’s latest romp, “Non-Fiction,” like to read and write. They also like to banter, cajole, debate and spar — about the state of literature and the evolution of publishing, the printed page and the digital realm, the timelessness of the letter and the art of the tweet.

“Non-Fiction” sets the stage with a mopey novelist, Léonard Spiegel (Vincent Macaigne), controversial for drawing on his real-life celebrity passions, and his suave editor, Alain Danielson (Guillaume Canet), who is fed up with the name-checking and exploitation, and refuses to publish his new manuscript. All the while, Alain is oblivious to the fact that his actress wife, Selena (a winking Juliette Binoche), has been having an affair with Léonard for six years.

Alain, after all, is distracted: increasingly anxious about the changing industry, he is seduced out of middle-age complacency by Laure (Christa Théret), the young, hyperarticulate head of digital transitioning at his publishing house. And in no time, Léonard, Alain, Selena and Laure find their words — and their bedsheets — a tangled mess.

“Non-Fiction” opens on Friday, May 3, in New York and May 10 in Los Angeles, followed by a national rollout. KATHRYN SHATTUCK

May 3;

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” When that sentence — written by Larry Nassar — was read aloud during his sentencing for multiple counts of sexual abuse, courtroom spectators gasped.

“The line really says it all,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said later about Nassar, the former doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics and Michigan State University. “He has no respect for women.”

Pain. Outrage. Incomprehension. And finally, hope: Those are the emotions Erin Lee Carr churns up in her documentary chronicling the abuse Nassar inflicted on victims in the guise of therapy — and the inaction of parents, coaches and officials who chose not to believe them. Or not to care. More than 150 women spoke at his sentencing hearing; the number of accusers exceeds 250.

The survivors in “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal” are steadfast and brave — among them, Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to formally accuse Nassar; the Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman; and Trinea Gonczar, a former gymnast and longtime family friend of Nassar’s who says at the hearing that she was abused by him some 800 times.

“Wow — what have you done?” a tearful Gonczar asks Nassar as she reads her victim-impact statement. It’s the first time in the case that Nassar, who is ultimately sentenced to up to 175 years in prison, cries.

“At the Heart of Gold” will also run May 3-9 at the Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., and May 10-16 at the Cinema Village in New York. KATHRYN SHATTUCK

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