New To San Francisco Theaters Starting Friday, August 26

Belligerent drunks, a feminist revolution, an army of Vespas, and two girls with two uniquely different stories to tell. 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.

Brighton Rock (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

The Hedgehog (Clay Theater)

Paloma is an 11-year old, who has decided to kill herself on her twelfth birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma meets some kindred spirits, in her building’s concierge, and an elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life. (FILMBALAYA’S REVIEW CLICK HERE)

Sarah’s Key (Bridge)

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

Shut Up Little Man: An Audio Misadventure (1 Week Only)(Roxie Theater)

When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world’s first ‘viral’ pop-culture sensations. (FILMBALAYA’S REVIEW CLICK HERE)

!Women Art Revolution (One Week Only!)(Filmmakers present Friday – Sunday)(Lumiere)

This documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and violence, the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times. (FILMBALAYA’S REVIEW CLICK HERE)


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