Reach, screening at the 4-Star, is about two socially awkward teens whose lives change when they become friends. (Courtesy photo)

Reach, screening at the 4-Star, is about two socially awkward teens whose lives change when they become friends. (Courtesy photo)

Films opening/film festivals Oct. 19, 2018

Beautiful Boy: Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamat star in the film about a family’s dedication to an addict son and his attempts at recovery. Rated R.

The Guilty: A deskbound cop fights to save a kidnapped woman in the Scandinavian thriller written and directed by Gustav Moller. Not rated.

Halloween: Forty years later, Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode for a final showdown with masked killer Michael Myers in the movie based on characters created by John Carpenter. Rated R.

The Oath: A nationwide loyalty pledge edict from the White House upends a family’s Thanksgiving in this political satire with Ike Barinholtz (who wrote and directed) and Tiffany Haddish. Rated R.

Reach: A suicidal teen (played Garrett Clayton) finds strength in a friendship with another outcast (Johnny James Fiore) in the movie starring written by Maria Capp, Fiore and Grant Harling, being released during National Bullying Prevention Month. Not rated. At the 4-Star.

FILM FESTIVALS

S.F. International Festival of Short Films: The 13th annual event offers short film from 25 countries mixed into varied programs including “Compare/Contrast” (7 p.m. Oct. 19); “Where the Heart Lies” (9:30 p.m. Oct. 19); “I See, I Feel, I Am,” (7 p.m. Oct. 20); “Serenity Now,” (9:30 p.m. Oct. 20). At the Roxie.

Superfest International Disability Film Festival: The Bay Area festival in its 32nd year offers films highlighting experiences of people living with disabilities in varied genres and formats; different programs are at 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley and at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

United Nations Association Film Festival: Running through Oct. 28, in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco, the 21st annual showcase of international documentaries celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at 145 Ninth St., S.F., the program includes “A Bold Peace” from Costa Rica, “Lovesick” from India and “The Jazz Ambassadors” from the U.K. and U.S. Beautiful BoyHalloweenMovies and TVReachSuperfest International Disability Film FestivalThe GuiltyThe OathUnited Nations Association Film Festival

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