New To San Francisco Theaters Starting Friday, January 20th

Gunfighters, Alzheimers, alchemy, tobacco, and 3D dancing.  What do 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.

Addiction Incorporated (Lumiere Theatre)

When a young drug researcher is hired by a tobacco company, Victor DeNoble unexpectedly discovers the ingredients of addiction and fuels a national campaign to have it regulated.

The Flowers of War (Bridge Theatre & AMC Loews Metreon 16)

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Full Metal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (SF Film Society Cinema)

In this alternate reality, alchemy is the most advanced form of science. And, while the earlier parts of the series focused on the quest to find the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, this new extension of the Fullmetal tale presents a fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities that leads Edward and Alphonse, the Elric brothers, to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation.

Pina 3D (Sundance Kabuki & AMC Loews Metreon 16)

A tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch.

A Separation (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimers.

Viral Factor (AMC Loews Metreon 16)

Hong Kong’s action director, Dante Lam’s newest film.


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