Beuys: Director Andres Veiel’s documentary covers the life and work of 20th century German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys, who some have called the most important German artist of the post–World War II period. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Bigfoot Bonanza:The event includes two days of cult classic Bigfoot and Yeti flicks, documentaries and guest speakers in a haunted and historic movie theater. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 10-11 at the Vogue.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: The film tells the behind-the-scenes story of the glamorous Hollywood star who also was an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Not rated. At the Clay; filmmaker Alexandra Dean appears following the 7 p.m. March 9 screening.
Gringo: The dark comedy and action adventure explores the battle of survival for a businessman ( David Oyelowo) who finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Rated R.
Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy: Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking “Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time,” documentary filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer revisits the extraordinary sculptor known for his work with natural materials. Rated PG. At the Opera Plaza.
The Leisure Seeker: Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play a runaway couple with maladies who go on one last road trip in an old RV they call the Leisure Seeker. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Sacred: Award-winning documentarian Thomas Lennon’s sweeping movie, shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams in more than 25 countries, explores spirituality across cultures and religion. 3 p.m. March 10 only at the Roxie, S.F.; also at the Rialto in Berkeley.
The Strangers: Prey at Night: A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Rated R.
Submission: A cynical college professor ((Stanley Tucci) develops a questionable relationship with a young student (Addison Timlin) in a story of lust, ambition and power written and directed by Richard Levine. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Thoroughbreds: Two upper-class teen girls (Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy) in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart in the dramatic thriller by Cory Finley. Rated R.
A Wrinkle in Time: Ava DuVernay directed the big-budget fantasy starring Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid based on the famed 1062 science fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Rated PG.