Bodyguards-Secret Lives From The Watchtower: The documentary by Jaren Hayman goes behind the scenes in the lives of bodyguards, including those whose clients include Nelson Mandela, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne. Not rated. At the Presidio.
Daughters of the Dust: The acclaimed film by auteur Julie Dash about the struggles facing a 1900s African-American family as it prepares to migrate from one of the remote Sea Islands off the coast of the southern U.S. is being re-released for its 25h anniversary. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
The Duelist: A 19th century nobleman who fights other people’s duels for hire becomes involved with a naive prince and his beautiful sister in the Russian film (with English subtitled) by Alexey Mizgirev. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Elliot Lavine Tribute: The legendary Bay Area film programmer (about to move to Oregon) is celebrated, with screenings of “I Wouldn’t Be In Your Shoes” (1948, William Nigh), “Detour” (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer), “The Big Combo” (1955, Joseph H. Lewis), “The Woman Chaser” (1999, Robinson Devor) and “Lavine on the Lam” tributes from friends, The program starts at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Roxie.
Man Down: A Marine veteran returns from Afghanistan and searches for his estranged wife and son in a film starring Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Kate Mara, Clifton Collins, Charlie Shotwell and Gary Oldman. Rated R. At the Opera Plaza.