Coming to San Francisco Theatres Starting Friday, October 19th

A homicide detective, a street artist, a fat kid who supposedly rules the world, an inside look at the world of drug trafficking, more paranormal activities, some over-the-top Chinese fighting, a waiting room nurse, a couple of coming-of-age kids in WWII, a married couple’s many bouts with drugs and alcohol, another adaptation of Emily Bronte’s famous novel, a priest, a therapist, and a quadriplegic intent on losing his virginity.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

Alex Cross (AMC Van Ness/Century San Francisco)

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

Bel Borba Aqui (Roxie Theatre)

Working as a voice of the people, Bel breathes new life into the city he loves through his art.

Fat Kid Rules the World (AMC Metreon)

A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

The House I Live In (Sundance Kabuki Cinemas)

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Paranormal Activity 4 (AMC Van Ness/Presideo Theatre/CineArts @ Empire)

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

The Sessions (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Simon & the Oaks (Clay Theatre)

Two boys come of age in Sweden during World War II.

Smashed (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

Tai Chi Zero (AMC Metreon)

Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

The Waiting Room (Sundance Kabuki Cinemas)

Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

Wuthering Heights (Bridge Theatre)

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.


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