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Anton Yelchin As Lover and Crime-Fighter

Anton Yelchin may dominate this week’s openings actor-wise with two movies in the theaters. Indeed, his offbeat romantic comedy looks like a lot of fun. But the weekend is won by a documentary about a pair of budding underground filmmakers who made their cultural mark outside of the cinematic world. Read below to find out who they are.

5 To 7

Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin stars as aspiring novelist Brian, who becomes attracted to older Frenchwoman Arielle (Berenice Marlohe). The attraction turns into an affair, which is when Brian learns Arielle is married. But he’s even more discomforted to learn the Frenchwoman has told her husband about the affair and her children have accepted Brian’s presence. Then matters get more awkward for the young novelist.

Opens April 10 at the Opera Plaza Cinemas

Broken Horses

Anton Yelchin’s other movie this week sees him playing Jacob, a young music prodigy who learns some unwelcome news on returning to his hometown after years away. Buddy, Jacob’s simple-minded older brother, has been turned into a loyal killer for a local drug gang. The young musician is unable to convince his older brother to leave the gang. So guilt-ridden Jacob realizes Buddy’s only hope of salvation is from the inside out.

Opens April 10 at the Embarcadero Center Cinemas

Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police

Andy Grieve’s documentary adapts rock guitarist Andy Summers’ autobiography One Train Later to trace Summers’ career from his early days with The Animals to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting. Summers, Copeland, and Sting would form The Police, one of the seminal bands of the late 1970s through mid-1980s. However, the band spectacularly imploded at the height of their fame. How Summers survived the band’s breakup and even reunited over 20 years later is a tale in itself.

Opens April 10 at the AMC Metreon 16

Cut Bank

Dwayne and Cassandra dream of escaping the cold backwoods Montana town of Cut Bank. Opportunity arrives in the form of video footage of the fatal shooting of the local mailman. But their get-rich-quick plan soon runs into some serious problems.

Opens April 10 at the Presidio Theatre

Desert Dancer

In 2009, Iranian Afshin Ghaffarian decides to start a secret dance company in the desert, far from the unwelcome eyes of the government police Ghaffarian and his friends develop their skills with the help of Elaheh (Frieda Pinto) and banned dance videos featuring Michael Jackson and Rudolf Nureyev. But how long can they escape government notice?

Opens April 10 at the Albany Twin, the Century San Francisco Centre 9 and the CineArts Sequoia

Kill Me Three Times

This dark comedy thriller stars Simon Pegg as an assassin who’s hired to kill a surfing town’s siren (Alice Braga). But the killer soon finds that there are other people who want to kill the woman for very different reasons…and he winds up being caught in the middle.

Opens April 10 at the Opera Plaza Cinemas and the Shattuck Cinemas

Lambert And Stamp

James D. Cooper’s amazing documentary recounts the story of two budding underground 1960s filmmakers named Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert. The two men from different social classes wanted to find a subject for a film. What they discovered instead and wound up managing was a budding rock band that would make rock history. The band’s name was The Who.

Opens April 10 at the AMC Metreon 16

Marfa Girl

Larry Clark, director of Kids, offers a study of kids living aimless lives in the US/Mexico border town of Marfa, Texas. The film follows teenage Adam and his interactions with his girlfriend, the local Latino skater punks, and an unhinged sexist border patrol agent.

Opens April 10 at the Roxie Theater

The Reconstruction Of William Zero

Geneticist William Blakely’s idyllic life gets overturned after a terrible accident sparks a series of events that eventually leaves him with amnesia. A mysterious twin brother who also works for the same company as Blakely helps the geneticist slowly recover his memories. But what happens when Blakely discovers the memories he’s recovered aren’t even his to begin with?

Opens April 10 at the Roxie Theater

The Sisterhood Of Night

In a small suburban American town, a group of teenage girls have dropped out of the social media world to form a private society called The Sisterhood Of Night in the nearby woods. When Emily learns about the group but is rejected from joining it, she accuses the members of the Sisterhood of engaging in sexually deviant activities. The accusations spark hysteria and a modern-day witch hunt which soon spirals beyond control.

Opens April 10 at the 4-Star Theatre

You’re My Boss

In this Filipino romantic comedy, bossy airline company executive Georgina passes off her assistant Pong as the company president to close an important deal with foreign investors. But in the course of pulling off their scam, the duo start learning about each other’s virtues.

Opens April 10 at the Century at Tanforan

About the Author

I’m a film reviewer for the Beyond Chron blog. Agnes Varda and Hirokazu Kore-eda are among my favorite filmmakers. I occasionally break down and watch a good action film…but don’t tell anyone.

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