New To San Francisco Theatres Starting Friday, June 8th

A 19th Century playa, 2 muscle-bound mullet men, a mandolin virtuoso, wacky animated animals, a hippie mother, and the dangers of aliens and nitroglycerine.  What do all these things have in common?  They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco theatres.  To see the full list of films, trailers, and where they’re playing, follow the jump.

Bel Ami (Clay Theatre)

A chronicle of a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women.

Double Trouble (AMC Metreon)

Muscle-bound twins try to smash a jewel smuggling ring.

Elena (Lumiere Theatre)

A modern twist on the classic noir thriller.  When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten a dutiful housewife’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan….

How To Grow A Band (Roxie Theatre)

A documentary featuring Chris Thile, a prodigy mandolin player from the band Nickel Creek.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Balboa Theatre/AMC Metreon/AMC Van Ness)

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Prometheus (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon/Vogue Theatre)

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Wages of Fear (SF Film Society Cinema)

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.







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