New To San Francisco Theatres This Friday, May 4th

A film professor, a fairy, a painter, a headhunter, and a journalist investigating a cult.  What do all these professions (yes, I do consider being a fairy a profession) have in common?  They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco theaters.  To see the full list of films, trailers, and where they’re playing follow the jump

The Day He Arrives (SF Film Society Cinema/New People)

Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days. (Read Filmbalaya’s review here)

The Fairy (Lumiere Theatre)

A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.

Gerhard Richter Painting (Roxie Theatre)

A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Headhunters (Clay Theatre)

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (Read Filmbalaya’s review here)

The Manzanar Fishing Club (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A documentary that chronicles the WWII internment of Japanese-American from a unique perspective: through the eyes of those who defied the armed guards, barbed wire and searchlights to fish for trout in the surrounding waters of the Eastern Sierra.

Sound of my Voice (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.






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