New To San Francisco Theaters Starting Friday, August 19

Two Authors, 1 Super Hero, 1 Race Car Driver, a sexual transformation, a war between two nations, and yet another found footage shaky-cam horror story. What do all these things 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.

Amigo (UA Stonestown Twin)

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.  Click here to read our review of the movie

The Arbor (One Week Only!)(Roxie Theater)

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

Atrocious (AMC Loews Metreon)

The Quintanilla family was found dead. Recorded evidence was discovered by the police. Production company acquires the confidential material and edits it into a Horror Movie.

Bellflower (Kabuki)

Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang “Mother Medusa”.

Griff The Invisible (One Week Only!)(Lumiere Theater)

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible. Click here to read our review of the movie

Gun Hill Road (Sundance Kabuki)

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test. Click here to read our review of the movie

Senna (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (Opera Plaza Cinema)

A portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Click here to read our review of the movie

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