Alcoholism, suicidal tendencies, boredom, con artistry, murderous scheming, wacky naked Danes, Psychic activity, memory implants, a search for Sugar, and the Devil, probably. 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
Bill W. (Roxie Theatre)
The Devil, Probably (SF Film Society Cinema)
Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option…
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
Girlfriend Boyfriend (AMC Metreon)
A trio from the same small town journey through life together over thirty years against the backdrop of social and political change in Taiwan, each loving and living in their own way, still holding their intimate friendship close. When the realities of adulthood set in, they find they must hold on to their shared past in order to make it through the present and into the future.
The Imposter (Lumiere Theatre)
A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who went missing for 3 years. (Check out our interview with the director and producer here)
Killer Joe (Embarcadero Center Cinema)
Klown (Roxie Theatre)
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank ‘kidnaps’ her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper’s debauched weekend canoe trip. (Check out our review of the film here)
Red Lights (AMC Metreon)
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Searching for Sugar Man (Embarcadero Center Cinema)
Total Recall (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
A factory worker begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.