Anna and the Apocalypse: The zombie flick is a musical set in a sleepy town, where a teen and her friends “fight, slash and sing their way to survival.” Rated R.
Buttons-A New Musical Film: Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke play unexpected visitors who change the lives of two orphaned children in the musical fantasy by Tim Janis narrated by Robert Redford and Kate Winslet. Rated PG. At 12:55 p.m. Dec. 8 only at Daly City 20, Century at Tanforan and San Mateo Downtown.
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes: The documentary by Alexis Bloom sheds light on the current state of social and political life in America by following the dramatic arc of Roger Ailes, the controversial founder of Fox News. Not rated. At the Clay.
People’s Republic of Desire: The documentary tells the story two live streamers seeking fame, fortune and human connection in China’s digital idol-making universe. Not rated. At the Roxie. Director Hao Wu attends the 4:15 p.m. Saturday Dec. 8 screening
Vox Lux: A pop star, whose rise to fame paralleled the country’s loss of innocence, mounts a comeback in the film by Brady Corbet starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Rated R. At the Alamo Drafthouse and Metreon.