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.

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