American Made: Tom Cruise plays a pilot and drug runner who becomes a CIA agent in the film based on a true story directed by Doug Liman of “Bourne Identity” fame. Rated R.
California Typewriter: The documentary by Doug Nichol — a portrait of artists, writers and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer and David McCullough) — follows the struggles of one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to the aging machines. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza. The filmmaker is slated to appear Sept. 30.
Flatliners: The sequel to the cult hit about young doctors who experiment with near-death experiences stars Diego Luna, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev and Kiefer Sutherland, who appeared in the original 1990 film. Rated
The King’s Choice: The film tells the true the story of three days in April 1940, as the King of Norway is presented with an ultimatum from German armed forces: surrender or die. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Repo Man: The 1984 cult classic by Alex Cox, part of “The Cult of Enigma: A Too Tiny Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton,” screens at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 only. Rated R. At the Roxie.
Soy Nero: A young man who had been deported back to Mexico, plots to cross the border illegally and join the military, in order to fulfill his dream of becoming an American citizen. Rated R. At Cenutry Bayfair in San Leandro.
Unrest: Director Jennifer Brea, who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, documents her own struggles with the condition and examines perspectives of other patients and experts around the globe in her first feature. Not rated. At the Vogue.
Victoria and Abdul: Stephen Frears directed the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) rule, when she meets a young clerk from India. Rated PG-13. At the Embarcadero.
Woodshock: Kirsten Dunst stars as a haunted young woman in an exploration of isolation, paranoia and grief directed by fashion designers Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.