New to San Francisco Theaters Starting Friday, December 16

Espionage, revenge, amnesia, psychology, puppetry, and McCartney.  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.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (Opera Plaza Cinema)

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash.

The Bride Wore Black (SF Film Society/New People Cinema)

Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose ?

A Dangerous Method (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Footprints (Roxie Theater)

An amnesiac young woman wakes up, face down on the footprints of Graumans Chinese Theatre, and spends one day, from sunrise to sunset, entirely on Hollywood Boulevard, piecing together her identity through her interaction with a host of disparate characters and famous locales.

Paul McCartney: The Love We Make (Roxie Theater)

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul McCartney travels through the streets of New York and organizes a benefit concert.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Century San Francisco Center Cinema 9 & Sundance Kabuki Cinemas)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.

Won’t Last A Day Without You (UA Stonestown Twin)

“A romantic comedy that seeks to reinforce the love team between singer-turned-actress Sarah Geronimo and Big Brother housemate-turned-matinee idol Gerald Anderson” – www.oggsmoggs.blogspot.com

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