San Francisco filmmaker JP Allen's "reVISIONS."

Movies opening Oct. 21

American Pastoral: Ewan McGregor directed and stars in the film based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a former star athlete, married to a former beauty queen, who goes in search of his daughter after she is accused of a violent act. Rated R.

The Battle of Algiers: The Italian neorealism classic directed by Gillo Pontecorvo based on events during the Algerian War (1954–62) against the French government in North Africa screens in a 50th anniversary digital restoration. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza and Shattuck.

Certain Women: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone star in writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s beautifully understated triptych about four women making their way through life in small-town Montana. Rated R. At Landmark’s Embarcadero and Shattuck.

Christine: In a film based on real events, Rebecca Hall plays a Florida newscaster in 1974 whose frustration about the pursuit of ratings over substance and an unfulfilling personal life drive her to a dark place. At the Sundance Kabuki and Landmark Shattuck. Rated R.

Miss Hokusai: The delicate animated film is about the relationship between famed 19th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter. Rated PG-13. At Landmark’s Clay and Shattuck.

Jack Reacher-Never Go Back: Tom Cruise stars for the second time as the nomadic investigator who must break a former Army colleague out of military prison to unravel a government conspiracy. Rated PG-13.

Keeping Up With the Joneses: A suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) become embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are covert operatives. Rated PG-13.

Ouija-Origin of Evil: In this sequel set in 1965 Los Angeles, a single mother and her two daughters unwittingly unleash a terrifying spirit when they add a twist to their bogus seance routine. Rated PG-13.

reVISIONS: Local actors and musicians — JP Allen, Bekka Fink, Sally Clawson, Michelle Drexler. Joe Estlack, Chris Pflueger, Ashley Rain Turner and Jason Wolos — star in the comic romance (by filmmaker Allen) about a San Francisco writer trying to win back the love of his life. Not rated. At the Vogue. The cast is slated to appear at Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 screenings.

Just Posted

ACLU warns BART panhandling and busking ban is ‘unconstitutional’ — and could lead to lawsuits

Elected BART leaders are considering banning panhandling and busking — playing music… Continue reading

Jeff Adachi’s family disputes finding that public defender died of toxic drug mix

Independent expert concludes manner of death was natural

S.F. mural debate follows students during first week of school

Classes started Monday at George Washington High School, but the fallout of… Continue reading

New Chinatown station to be named for Rose Pak, but opponents vow to keep fighting

Debate over power broker’s legacy exposes deep rifts in Chinese community

City shutting down long-term mental health beds to expand hospital Navigation Center

The City is preparing to close dozens of permanent, residential treatment beds… Continue reading

Most Read