78/52: The documentary is an in-depth look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” — composed of 78 setups and 52 cuts — – and the screen murder that changed world cinema. Not rated. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
Another Hole in the Head Festival: Dozens of independent horror and science-fiction movies from around the world screen at SF IndieFest’s 14th event, with daily screenings through Nov. 8. At New People Cinema.
BPM (Beats Per Minute): Robin Campillo’s portrait of the Act Up-Paris movement in the early 1990s, which won the Grand Prix Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of the young men and women who struggled to make the AIDS epidemic visible to the wider public. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Faces Places: In the documentary and road trip flick, 89-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda and French photographer and muralist JR travel around France, creating epic-sized portraits of locals after hearing their stories. Rated PG. At the Embarcadero.
Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!: An all-female rock band is lured into a vengeful madman’s house of horrors in the movie by Jaren Cohn starring Sara Malakul Lane, Richard Grieco and Demetrius Staer. Not rated. At the Four Star.
Jane: The documentary by Brett Morgan profiles acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall and her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees. Not rated. At the Kabuki.
Jigsaw: Ten years after the “Saw” killer supposedly died, police are faced with either a copycat killer or a murderous ghost in the horror movie by the Spierig brothers. Rated R.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer: In the Hitchcock-styled suspense thriller by Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster”) starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, a fatherless teen insinuates himself into the lives of a “perfect” family. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
The Paris Opera: Jean-Stéphane Bron’s film goes behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious performing arts venues in the world. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Rat Film: The feature-length documentary by Theo Anthony uses the rat — as well as the humans that love them, live with them and kill them — to explore the history of Baltimore. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Serenade for Haiti: The documentary by Owsley Brown, filmed over a seven-year period in Haiti, looks at how the Sainte Trinité Music School provides sustenance and beauty for its students and faculty amid poverty and violence. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Suburbicon: The seemingly ideal appearances of a community in 1959 belie the dark world confronted by a family man in the film by the Coen brothers and George Clooney, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac. Rated R.
Thank You for Your Service: U.S. soldiers struggle after returning from active duty in Iraq in the film by Jason Hall starring Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale and Scott Haze, and based on the book by David Finkel. Rated R.
Wonderstruck: Two children separated by decades embark on parallel journeys to fill gaps in their lives in the film by Todd Haynes based on the novel by Brian Selznick. Rated PG.