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Films opening Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

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“Tokyo Idols,” a fascinating look into Japan’s pop-star idol industry, screens at the Roxie. (Courtesy photo)
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Crown Heights: Based on a true story, the film reveals racism and injustices in America as it describes how a man devoted his life to proving that his friend was innocent of murder committed in 1980. Not rated. At the Kabuki.

I Do Until I Don’t: An opportunistic filmmaker interviews three couples to demonstrate how marriage is outmoded in the film written and directed by and starring Lake Bell, with costars Ed Helms, Amber Heard, Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen, Wyatt Cenac and Dolly Wells. Rated R. At the Kabuki.

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992: The documentary by John Ridley looks at the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, tracing its roots back a decade, with first-hand accounts from black, white, Asian and Hispanic Angelinos of all classes who got caught up in the rising tension that exploded after the Rodney King verdict. Not rated. At the Roxie.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World: The film reveals the influence Native Americans had on pop music in North America, using the famed 1958 instrumental“Rumble” by Link Wray as a springboard. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

Tokyo Idols: The documentary by Kyoko Miyake explores Japan’s fascination with girl bands and their music, delving into the cultural obsession with young female sexuality and a growing disconnect between men and women in today’s social media-fueled society. Not rated. At the Roxie.

Tulip Fever: A married woman in 17th century Amsterdam and her lover stake their hopes of running away together on the city’s tulip bulb market in the film starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis and Judi Dench, written by Tom Stoppard and based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Moggach. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

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