Bang-The Bert Burns Story: The documentary profiles 1960s songwriter and music producer Bert Berns, who wrote “Twist and Shout” and “Brown Eyed Girl” before dying suddenly of a heart attack at 38. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Chuck: Live Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner, a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on Muhammad Ali in a highly publicized title match. Rated R. At the Kabuki.
God Knows Where I Am: The film uses a mystery narrative to tell the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar psychosis who was determined avoid the mental health system after her release from a psychiatric hospital. Not rated. At the Roxie. Director Todd Wider is slated to appear at 7 p.m. May 12-13.
The Happy Film: Acclaimed Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister decides to turn himself into a design project in the film, which screens May 13-14 and May 16-17, with Sagmeister in person on Saturday. Not rated. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Hounds of Love: A murderous couple terrorizes Perth, Australia, in the 1980s in the film starring Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth and Stephen Curry. Not rated. At the Roxie.
King Arthur-Legend of the Sword: The new imagining of the Excalibur myth finds Arthur (played by Charlie Hunnam) once more searching for his rightful place in the kingdom. Rated PG-13. At the AMC Van Ness.
The Lovers: Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple involved in serious affairs and on the brink of calling it quits when a spark between them suddenly reignites. Rated R. At the Kabuki and Embarcadero.
Obit: The documentary details the work of obituary writers at the New York Times who chronicle life after death in 500 words. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza. Director Vanessa Could is slated to appear at screenings May 12 at the Opera Plaza and May 13 at the Shattuck.
One Week and a Day: The Israeli film in Hebrew by writer/director Asaph Polonsky is about a father who steals marijuana and skips work, while his wife tries to get back to her daily routine. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Snatched: Amy Schumer stars as an impulsive young woman who recruits her rigid mother, played by Goldie Hawn, for a jungle vacation. Rated R.
3 Generations: Hoping to get support from his mother (Naomi Watts) and grandmother (Susan Sarandon), a New York teen (Elle Fanning) prepares to transition from female to male in the dramedy directed by Gaby Dellal. Rated PG-13. At the Grand Lake.
The Wall: Two U.S. soldiers are trapped with only a crumbling structure between them and an Iraqi sniper in the film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena. Rated R.