New to San Francisco Theaters starting Friday, August 5th

Some heart wrenching documentaries, an Iraqi bio-pic, an Irish dark comedy, hippies and pianos!  What do all these things have in common?  They’re all subjects 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.

Between Two Worlds (One Week Only!)(Roxie Theatre)

“A personal essay film telling five riveting stories that go beyond political postures to reveal the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today’s American Jewish community” –

Crime After Crime (One Week Only!)(Roxie Theatre)

The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence.

The Devil’s Double (Century San Francisco Centre 9/Sundance Kabuki)

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein’s sadistic son.

The Guard (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

The film is about a cop, Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson,) who is corrupt as far as the law goes, but with perhaps a quietly unbreakable amount of personal integrity. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s Full Review)

Magic Trip (One Week Only!)(Lumiere Theatre)

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster’s fabled road trip across America.

Pianomania (One Week Only!)(Opera Plaza Cinema)

Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch.

Sarah’s Key (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

In modern-day Paris, a journalist (Kristen Scott Thomas) finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942.


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