The Song of Sway Lake, a romantic drama set in the Adirondacks, opens at the Roxie. (Courtesy photo)

The Song of Sway Lake, a romantic drama set in the Adirondacks, opens at the Roxie. (Courtesy photo)

Films opening Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

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.

BlazeFahrenheit 11/9GildaHouse with Clocks in its WallsI Think We're Alone NowLife ItselfLizzieLoveMovies and TVSong of Sway Lake

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence… Continue reading

The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner
In a financial ‘crisis,’ SF Port officials lobby for stimulus funding

Looking to right their financial ship, Port of San Francisco officials are… Continue reading

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

Most Read