New To San Francisco Theaters Starting Friday, August 12

French people running, a gun wielding Pastor, kids armed with spray paint and Rachel Weisz giving a whistle.  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.

Point Blank (Opera Plaza Cinemas)

A slick, high adrenaline French action film in the tradition of such hits as Taken and Tell No One

Salvation Boulevard (One Week Only!)(Embarcadero Center Cinema)

Set in a world of mega-churches in which a former Dead-head-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s full review)

Vigilante Vigilante (One Week Only!)(Roxie Theater)

The story of two filmmakers who set out to expose anti-graffiti vigilantes and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s exclusive interview with the filmmakers)

The Whistleblower (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s full review)

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