Comic book nerds, resistance fighters, hockey players, Burmese people, a girl chaser, and an Iranian filmmaker. What do all these people have in common? They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco theaters. To see the full list of films and where they’re playing follow the jump
Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope (Vogue Theatre)
A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic book convention.
Free Men (Lumiere Theatre)
In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.
Goon (Lumiere Theatre)
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
The Salt Of Life (Opera Plaza Cinemas)
Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.
They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (Bridge Theatre)
Shot over a two year period, this film provides a rare look into the second most isolated country on the planet (Burma) held in a stasis by a brutal military regime for almost a half century.
This Is Not A Film (SF Film Society/New People)
It’s been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.