Birds of Passage: Set in 1970s Colombia, the mystical drama centers on an indigenous man who enters the drug trafficking business, with deadly consequences. Not rated. At the Embarcadero.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: A boy in Malawi builds a windmill to help his impoverished village in the film starring Maxwell Simba and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and written and directed by Ejiofor. Not rated. At the Embarcadero.
The Cannibal Club: In the Portuguese horror comedy and social satire by Brazilian director Guto Parente, the elite meet to eat human meat. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Climax: A dance rehearsal turns into all-night rave then descends into an LSD-fueled nightmare in the French and English film starring Sofia Boutella and Romain Guillermic, written and directed by Gaspar Noe. Rated R. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
Greta: A young woman is befriended by a lonely widow with a twisted agenda in the thriller starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz, co-written and directed by Neil Jordan. Rated R.
The Image Book: In his newest film, pioneering director Jean-Luc Godard provides social commentary accompanying a montage of digitally altered, color-saturated film clips. Not rated. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
Ruben Brandt, Collector: In the animated adventure fantasy by Milorad Krstic, a psychotherapist is forced to steal 13 paintings from renowned museums to prevent his terrible nightmares. Rated R. At the Opera Plaza.
A Star Is Born: A new edition of director and co-star Bradley Cooper’s hit remake (with Lady Gaga) includes extended musical performances. Rated R.
To Dust: A Hasidic cantor (Geza Rohrig) distraught by the death of his wife, befriends a community college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) and the two embark on an increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld. Rated R. At the Vogue.