New To San Francisco Theatres Starting Friday, May 18th

A mortician, a journalist, university students, game developers, peace making Lebanese women, and documentarian Morgan Spurlock tries to find out what it means to be a man.  What do all these 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, trailers, and where they’re playing follow the jump

Bernie (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

In small town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she is alive. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s review)

Elles (Bridge Theatre)

On her last assignment a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (SF Film Society Cinema/New People)

Two young girls, one from the countryside and one from Paris must learn to live together while attending university.

Indie Game: The Movie (Roxie Theatre)

A documentary following the dramatic journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Mansome (Lumiere Theatre)

A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore – what does it mean to be a man?

Payback (Lumiere Theatre)

An adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book examining the metaphor of indebtedness.

Summer AKA La Rayon Vert (SF Film Society Cinema/New People)

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Where Do We Go Now (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s review)

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