New To San Francisco Theaters Starting Friday, October 7th

Zombies, mad surgeons, drugged up lawyers, weekend flings, teachers, stuffed Owls, a war epic, and Matt Damon!  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.

1911 (4-Star Theatre & Opera Plaza Cinema)

A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

American Teacher (Roxie Theater)

Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system.

The Dead (AMC Loews Metreon)

Slow moving zombies – in Africa!

Human Centipede II: Full sequence (Only 4 Midnight Shows!, This Fri & Sat and next Fri & Sat)(Landmark’s Bridge)

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Margaret (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives.

No Other Woman (UA Stonestown Twin)

Some kind of domestic dramedy.  I couldn’t find much info on this film, not even a synopsis.  Who knows?  It could be good.

Puncture (Landmark’s Bridge)

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Sleep Furiously (Roxie Theater)

A poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire.

Take Shelter (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (Click here for review)

Weekend (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (Click here for review)

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