New to San Francisco Theatres Starting Friday, November 16th

A 19th century Russian aristocrat, a bunch of young Brooklyn chess players, an extreme French method actor, a love triangle involving a King, a Queen and a Physician, a couple of crazies who find each other, and yet another Twilight!  What do all these people have in common?  They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco.  Follow the jump to what these films actually are and where you can see them

Anna Karenina (AMC Metreon)

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Brooklyn Castle (Opera Plaza Cinema)

Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school’s champion chess team.

Holy Motors (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. (Click here for Filmbalaya’s capsule review)

A Royal Affair (Clay Theatre)

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Silver Linings Playbook (Century San Francisco)

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (AMC Van Ness/Sundance Kabuki Cinemas/AMC Metreon/Presidio Theatre/CineArts @ Empire)

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.


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