New To San Francisco Starting Friday, April 13th

A stage actress, a comedian, a college student, a bully, an activist, a farmer, a Pope, a teacher, a killer named Cinerhella, and a chance to explore the science and power of perception and imagination.  What do all these things and people 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

Applause (Lumiere Theatre)

A Danish drama about a divorced woman just out of rehab trying to connect with her children

Bad Fever (Roxie Theatre)

A humorless loner attempts to win the admiration of a drifter with his debut performance at the local comedy club.

Blue Like Jazz (AMC Van Ness 14)

A nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.

Bully (UA Stonestown Twin/AMC Metreon 16)

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Detention (AMC Metreon 16)

As a killer named Cinderhella stalks the student body at the high school in Grizzly Lake, a group of co-eds band together to survive while they’re all serving detention.

The Lady (Bridge Theatre)

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma’s democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Monsieur Lazhar (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

People v The State of Illusion (Opera Plaza Cinema)

A compelling docudrama that explores the science and power of perception and imagination through the most important trial you will ever witness.

The Turin Horse (SF Film Society Cinema)

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

We Have A Pope (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Women Thou Art Lossed: On the 7th Day (AMC Metreon 16)

The Ames’ seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.

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