Categories: Arts Movies and TV

Films opening Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

The Comedian: Robert De Niro stars in the film about a former comedy star who struggles to reinvent himself but finds inspiration in a woman he meets while doing community service after a confrontation with an audience member. Rated R.

Growing Up Smith: A 10-year-old boy from India finds challenges in a small American town in 1979 in the heartfelt comedy starring Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbino and Jason Lee. Rated PG-13. At the AMC Mercado in Santa Clara.

I Am Not Your Negro: Samuel L. Jackson narrates the documentary by Raoul Peck, who picks up writer James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript “Remember This House” about the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and connects the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. Rated PG-13. At the Embarcadero and Alamo Drafthouse.

Midsummer in Newtown: The documentary by Lloyd Kramer is about how grieving community members have used art to heal in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Not rated. At the Sundance Kabuki.

Rings: The deadly videotape returns and a young woman discovers an even darker level to its evil in the reboot of “The Ring” with Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Vincent D’Onofrio. Rated PG-13.

The Salesman: The latest film by award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”) is about what happens to a young couple in Tehran whose lives change after they are forced to move into a new apartment. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

The Space Between Us: The first human born on Mars returns to Earth and sets out to find his father in the film co-written and directed by Peter Chelsom. Rated PG-13.

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