Novitiate, a drama about a young woman struggling with faith, sexuality and the Catholic  Church in the turbulent 1960s, screens at the Clay. (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

Novitiate, a drama about a young woman struggling with faith, sexuality and the Catholic Church in the turbulent 1960s, screens at the Clay. (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

Films opening Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

All the Rage: The documentary explores the connection between emotions and health by chronicling the work of Dr. John Sarno and his radical methods of treating chronic pain, the greatest crisis in American health care. Not rated. At the Four Star.

A Bad Moms Christmas: In the sequel to the 2016 comedy, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn play mothers facing the most daunting holiday, complete with visits from their own moms (Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon). Rated R.

Blade of the Immortal: Cursed with living forever, a samurai fights evil to save his soul in the Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike based on a manga by Hiroaki Samura. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

Brimstone & Glory: The poetical documentary by Viktor Jakovleski is about Tultepec, a small Mexican city devoted to making — and exploding — fireworks. Not rated. At the Roxie.

The Departure: In the documentary by Lana Wilson, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan who has made a career out of counseling suicidal people finds himself at a crossroads, leading him to confront the same question his patients ask him: What makes life worth living? Not rated. At the Kabuki.

Heal: The documentary by Kelly Noonan reveals how thoughts, beliefs and emotions have a huge impact on human health and the ability to heal; the filmmaker and producer appear after 8:30 p.m. screenings Nov. 3-4 and the 2:30 show Nov. 5. Not rated. At the Presidio.

LBJ: Woody Harrelson plays Lyndon Baines Johnson as the 36th U.S. president contends with political rivals to drive home the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1964. Rated R.

Novitate: A 17-year-old trains to become a nun as the Roman Catholic Church undergoes radical changes in the early 1960s in the film starring Margaret Qualley, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor and Melissa Leo. Rated R. At the Clay.

Thor-Ragnarok: Chris Hemsworth stars in the third installment of the Marvel Comic series, in which the thunder god is held prisoner without his mighty hammer. Rated PG-13.
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