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Films opening, film festivals Nov. 1-2, 2018

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“5B,” Dan Krauss’ emotional film about the San Francisco General Hospital ward where AIDS patients were treated in the 1980s, premieres at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Castro, to close SFFILM’s Doc Stories series. (Courtesy SFFILM)

Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of the British rock band Queen in the biopic. Rated PG-13.

Boy Erased: After being outed to his parents, the son of a Baptist pastor is sent to a conversion therapy program, where he comes into conflict with its leader in the film starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges and Joel Edgerton, who appears in person at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 screening. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

The Filmmaker: San Francisco writer-director JP Allen costars with Ashley Rain Turner and Rebecca deBoer in his noir mystery about stolen identity. Not rated. At the Presidio. The cast attends the 8:30 p.m. premiere Nov. 2.

Garry Winogrand-All Things Are Photographable: The award-winning documentary by Sasha Waters Freyer is an intimate portrait of groundbreaking street photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984). Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

The Long Shadow: The documentary follows two white Southern filmmakers, haunted by their families’ slave-owning pasts, to reveal the connections of slavery and Jim Crow to the current racial strife in America. Not rated. At the Roxie. Filmmakers appear in person inlcude Maureen Gosling on Nov. 2 and producers Donald Goldmacher and Jed Riffe on Nov. 3-4.

Nobody’s Fool: Tyler Perry’s comedy about a young woman just out of jail who reconnects with her straight-arrow sister stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley and Whoopi Goldberg. Rated R.

Museo: Gael García Bernal stars in true-life heist fantasy about a gang of criminals stealing pieces from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Not rated. At the Roxie. Filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios appears at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 6 p.m. Nov. 4.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
: A teen girl must brave a magical and dangerous parallel world in this reinvention of the classic fairy tale directed by Lasse Hallstrom and starring Mackenzie Foy and Misty Copeland. Rated PG.

The award-winning “On Your Shoulders” is a documentary about human rights activist Nadia Murad, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq. (Courtesy Oscilloscope)

On Her Shoulders: The award-winning documentary tells the story of 23-year-old human rights activist Nadia Murad, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza. Filmmaker Alexandria Bombach appears following the 7:20 p.m. Nov. 3 screening

The Other Side of the Wind: Orson Welles’ long unreleased final project about an exiled movie legend’s return to Hollywood to work on his own comeback features John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Paul Stewart and Dennis Hopper. Rated R. At the Roxie.

Stella’s Last Weekend: The comedy written and directed by Polly Draper (of “Thirtysomething” fame) stars her sons as two brothers who are challenged when they find they are in love with the same girl. Not rated. At the 4-Star. Draper appears is slated to appear in person on Nov. 3.

Suspiria: A dark force encompasses an elite dance company in the remake by Luca Guadagnino starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz. Rated R. At the California.

Viper Club: An ER nurse works clandestinely with an underground network of journalists to free her son, a foreign correspondent held captive by terrorists in the film with Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer and Lola Kirke and cowritten and directed by Maryam Keshavarz. Rated R.

Wobble Palace: Writer, director, actor and producer Eugene Kotlyarenko calls his movie an “auteur-driven, hyper-independent, social media satire and millennial anti-rom-com. Not rated. At the Roxie. Kotlyarenko appears at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 2.

FILM FESTIVALS

Animation Show of Shows: The 20th annual presentation of 15 new internationally acclaimed animated short films is curated by Ron Diamond. Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 at the Vogue. Diamond appears in the evening Nov. 2 and the afternoon on Nov. 3; also at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Roxie.

3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: “Bollywood and Beyond” screens more than a dozen programs of narrative and documentary features and shorts by independent filmmakers from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, including stories from India, Sri Lanka, Canada and the U.S. Nov. 1 through Nov. 4 at the New People and Castro theaters.

San Francisco Veterans Film Festival: The seventh annual free program of indie films by veterans, their families, active duty personnel, independent filmmakers and students explores genuine experiences of service men and women. Nov. 3-4 in Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Main Library.

SFFILM Doc Stories: The lineup features yet-to-be released long- and short-form documentaries, often with in-depth discussions with filmmaker guests in person. Nov. 1 through Nov. 4 at the Castro Theatre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Phyllis Wattis Theater. The closing event, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Castro, is the premiere of “5B,” an emotional documentary by Dan Krauss about the fifth floor ward at San Francisco General Hospital during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s; members of the cast are slated to attend.

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