Alien-Covenant: The crew of a colony ship makes a terrifying discovery after landing on what seems to be an uncharted paradise on the far side of the galaxy in the film starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup, directed by Ridley Scott. Rated R.
Angkor Awakens-An Inside Look At Cambodia: The documentary by Robert H. Lieberman explores the process and collective efforts of the Khmer people as they work to recover their culture and history in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime. Rated PG-13. At the Clay.
Crossroads 2017: SF Cinematheque’s annual festival, running May 19-21, presents 59 experimental films, videos and performance works by 58 filmmakers from around the world, screened over nine programs. At Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid-The Long Haul: The family takes a road trip, and Greg schemes to become famous as a new cast takes over for the fourth installment based on Jeff Kinney’s comic youth novels. Rated PG.
Everything, Everything: An 18-year-old woman, confined to her house in a protected environment because of an illness, forms an attachment to the boy next door and yearns to experience the outside world in the movie based on a book by Nicola Yoon. Rated PG-13.
Like Crazy: The Italian dramatic comedy directed by Paolo Virzi is about the friendship that develops between two women who escape a progressive but secure mental institution in Tuscany. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Paris Can Wait: Eleanor Coppola’s directorial and screenwriting debut stars Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and joie de vivre. Rated PG-13. At the Embarcadero and Kabuki. The director speaks following 5 p.m. screenings May 19-20 at the Kabuki, and after 7 p.m. screenings at the Embarcadero.
Prevenge: The “pitch black, wryly British comedy” by Alice Lowe defies convention by presenting its heavily pregnant protagonist as predator, not prey. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Radio Dreams: The film written and directed by Babak Jalali creates the bizarre yet very real world of a Farsi-language radio station broadcasting from San Francisco. Not rated. At the Roxie. The producer and cast members are slated to attend screenings May 19-20.
The Show About the Show: Director Caveh Zahedi’s self-referential meta-series is about a Brooklyn filmmaker trying to make a TV show. Not rated. At the Roxie. The director appears in person after today’s May 19 screening.
Soul on a String: Director Zhang Yang’s film, described as a visually stunning “Tibetan Western,” follows a young Tibetan wanderer who embarks on a mission to bring a sacred stone back to a holy mountain. Not rated. At the 4-Star.
The Wedding Plan: The romantic comedy from Israel by Rama Burshtein is about a young Orthodox woman with an elaborate wedding planned — and just one month to find a groom, Rated PG. At the Embarcadero.