Hugh Jackman plays Sen. Gary Hart in "The Front Runner." (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Films opening Thursday-Friday Nov. 15-16, 2018

FILMS OPENING

Burning: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo and Steven Yeun appear in Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s moody adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s psychological short story “Barn Burning,” which recounts a charged tale of arson. Not rated. At the Embarcadero.

El Angel: A baby-faced teen in 1970s Argentina graduates from thievery to murder in the fact-based drama co-written and directed by Luis Ortega. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

Fantastic Beasts-The Crimes of Grindelwald: Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) must stop the dark wizard after he escapes custody in this second of five planned installments of fantasies written by J.K. Rowling. Rated PG-13.

The Front Runner: Hugh Jackman portrays Sen. Gary Hart, whose pursuit of the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination was derailed by news of an extramarital affair. Rated R.

Green Book: A bouncer from the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class African-American pianist on a tour of the Deep South in 1962 in the film starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali directed by Peter Farrelly. Rated PG-13.

Instant Family: Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a couple getting on-the-job training in parenting when they take in three foster kids. Rated PG-13.

Widows: Four Chicago women plan an elaborate heist after their late husbands leave them with devastating debt in the thriller directed by Steve McQueen starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Elizabeth Debicki. Rated R. At the Metreon.

FILM FESTIVALS

The French Had A Name For It 5: The annual festival, five days of programming screening 20 rare French noirs, and focusing on the 1950s, opens Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. with “Therese Raquin” (“The Adultress”) starring Simone Signoret, followed at 9:15 p.m. by “A Man Walks in the City (“Un Homme Marche Dans La Vie”) and continues through Nov. 20 at the Roxie.
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