Ash Is the Purest White: The decade-spanning romantic drama set in modern-day China’s criminal underworld features Tao Zhao and Fan Liao and is written and directed by Zhangke Jia. Not rated. At the Embarcadero.
Captive State: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baker and Vera Farmiga appear in the science-fiction thriller set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force. Rated PG-13.
Finding Steve McQueen: The FBI launches a big manhunt when an unlikely gang of thieves tries to steal $30 million in illegal campaign contributions from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund. Rated R. At the Presidio.
Five Feet Apart: Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play teens with life-threatening illnesses who begin a romance in the movie written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis and directed by Justin Baldoni. Rated PG-13.
Gloria Bell: Julianne Moore plays a free-spirited divorcee who finds herself thrust into an unexpected and complicated new romance in the film by Sebastian Lelio. Rated R. At the Embarcadero and Alamo Drafthouse.
The Gospel of Eureka: The documentary by Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri takes audiences to Eureka Springs, a small town in Arkansas where devout Christians intersect with an active LGBT community. The filmmakers are slated to appear in person at a 7 p.m. screening Friday March 15 and after the 6:30 p.m. screening Saturday March 16. Not rated. At the Roxie.
The Highwaymen: Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star as retired lawmen set out to stop Depression-era bandits Bonnie and Clyde. Rated R. At the Opera Plaza.
The Hummingbird Project: In the film by writer-director Kim Nguyen, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard play high-frequency traders who compete against their former boss in a multi-million-dollar fiber-optic cable deal. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase: Sophia Lillis plays literature’s famed teen sleuth who investigates strange occurrences in a small-town mansion. Rated PG.
Sorry Angel: A 30-something writer from Paris falls in love with a younger man in the film with Vincent Lacoste and Pierre Deladonchamps written and directed by Christophe Honore. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Wonder Park: A young girl envisions a magical amusement park in this computer-animated tale with the voices of Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson and Ken Jeong. Rated PG.
Yardie: A drug courier travels from Kingston, Jamaica to London where he seeks revenge for his brother’s murder and reunites with his estranged girlfriend in Idris Elba’s directorial debut. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.