Films opening Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

12 Strong: Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in a film based on a non-fiction book telling the story of CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after 9/11. Rated R.

Den of Thieves: Gerard Butler stars in the film about the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department facing a crew of successful thieves who plan a seemingly impossible heist: the city’s Federal Reserve Bank. Rated R.

Félicité: The Berlin Film Festival award-winner by Alain Gomis is about a woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa whose life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. Not rated. At the Roxie.

The Final Year
: The documentary by Greg Barker is an inside account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team — Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power and speechwriter Ben Rhodes — in their last year in office. Not rated. At the Embarcadero.

Forever My Girl: A music superstar (Alex Roe) reunites with his first love {Jessica Rothe) and realizes the price he has paid for his success in the romance based on the novel by Heidi McLaughlin. Rated PG.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower
: Studio Ghibli animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s film, based on the Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” is about a young girl who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Rated PG.

The Road Movie: The wild documentary by Dmitrii Kalashnikov compiles video footage shot exclusively on dashboard cameras on Russian vehicles roads and roads. Not rated. At the Roxie.

Small Town Crime: In the thriller by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms, an alcoholic ex-cop finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer, but unwittingly puts his family in danger. Rated R. At the Presidio.

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