Woody in Rome, occultists, junkies, strippers, a foul-mouthed pot smoking teddy bear, more Tyler Perry, and much more. What do all these things and people have in common? They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco theatres. To see the full list of films, trailers, and where they’re playing, follow the jump
Beyond The Black Rainbow (Roxie Theatre)
Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune.
The Connection (Roxie Theatre)
A director tries to film a group of junkies in Leach’s room while they are waiting for Cowboy to bring their heroin connection.
Corpo Celeste (SF Film Society Cinema)
Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.
Magic Mike (AMC Van Ness)
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
People Like Us (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
A man is tasked with delivering $150,000 of his deceased father’s fortune to the sister he has never met.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. (Opera Plaza Cinema)
A documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.
Ted (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
A story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.
To Rome With Love (Embarcadero Center Cinema/Sundance Kabuki Cinemas)
A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company’s mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.