Blaze: Based on a true story, the film by Ethan Hawke is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey), the unsung songwriter of the Texas outlaw music movement. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Fahrenheit 11/9: Provocative filmmaker Michael Moore explores the Trump era of American politics in his latest documentary. Rated R.
The House With Clocks in Its Walls: A quiet town is magically shaken when a young boy unleashes a secret world of witches and warlocks in the film starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett based on the children’s book by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey. Rated PG.
I Am Not a Witch: Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni’s satire is about witchcraft in contemporary Zambia. Not rated. At the Roxie.
I Think We’re Alone Now: Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning play misfit friends in a post-apocalyptic drama by cinematographer-director Reed Morano. Rated R. At the Presidio.
Life Itself: The romance, marriage and parenthood of a young New York couple affects generations in the drama starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Olivia Cooke, Annette Bening, Laia Costa, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Mandy Patinkin and Antonio Banderas by “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman. Rated R.
Lizzie: Chloë Sevigny stars as famed alleged ax-murderer Lizzie Borden, and Kristen Stewart plays her housemaid Bridget Sullivan in the film by Craig William Macneill. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Love, Gilda: Lisa D’Apolito directed the documentary on the beloved late “Saturday Night Live” comedian, which features her own words on tape and commentary from Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler and Bill Hader. Not rated. At the Clay.
The Song of Sway Lake: A young jazz collector plots to rob his wealthy grandmother of a rare 78 record, but his plan is derailed when his accomplice falls for the glamorous matriarch. Rated R. At the Roxie.