4-Star Theatre. Paths of the Soul: Eleven Tibetans prostrate themselves every few steps during a 1,200-mile pilgrimage that lasts for seven months. Starting Aug. 12. Daily. Under the Sun: An ordinary family in Pyongyang is followed for a year. Starting Aug. 12. Daily. 2200 Clement, San Francisco, 415-666-3488, lntsf.com/4-star-theatre.html.
Alamo Drafthouse. Blues Brothers: Jake and Elwood are on a mission from God to save the orphanage they were raised in. Many, many cars are crashed. With menu items inspired by the film. Mon., Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, 415-549-5959, https://drafthouse.com/sf/theater/new-mission.
Artists’ Television Access. Other Cinema: An ongoing series of experimental cinema. Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 415-824-3890, atasite.org.
Balboa Theatre. Balboa Classics: Classic movies every week. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Popcorn Palace: Every Saturday at 10 a.m. $10 gets ticket plus popcorn and drink! Saturdays, 10 a.m. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 415-221-2184, balboamovies.com.
Clay Theatre. Little Men: The friendship of two boys in Manhattan is tested by the conflict between their parents over a rent increase for the dress shop run by one of their moms. Starting Aug. 12. Daily. The Room: Tommy Wiseau’s cinematic bomb is every bit as bad as it’s cracked up to be. You’ll crack up as well at this riotous midnight screening with lots of Rocky Horror-style audience participation. Second Saturday of every month, 11:59 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre.
Embarcadero Center Cinema. Don’t Think Twice: Mike Birbiglia’s comedy about an improv group presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people. Daily. Indignation: A Jewish college student (Logan Lerman) falls for a young woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts) in 1951 Ohio. Daily. Cafe Society: Set in the 1930s, writer/director Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Daily. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie: To avoid scandal, Patsy and Edina flee to the French Riviera. Daily. Florence Foster Jenkins: A legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) obsessively pursues her dream of becoming a great singer, despite little talent. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/embarcadero-center-cinema.
Exploratorium. Saturday Cinema: Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts program. Saturdays. Free with museum admission. Pier 15, San Francisco, 415-528-4444, exploratorium.edu.
Opera Plaza Cinema. Hunt For the Wilderpeople: Comedy about a national manhunt that ensues when a defiant boy and his cantankerous foster uncle run in the bush. Daily. Our Little Sister: Three sisters travel to the Japanese countryside for their estranged father’s funeral, where they meet their shy, now-orphaned teenage half-sister. Daily. Miss Sharon Jones: Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones is documented during the most courageous year of her life in this musical biography. Starting Aug. 12. Daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.
Roxie Theater. Wes Ander-Thon: Celebrating 20 years of Wes Anderson with a complete 10-film festival. Films include “Rushmore,” “Bottle Rocket,” “Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and more. Fri., Aug. 12; Sat., Aug. 13; Sun., Aug. 14. $8-$15. Embers: After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory. Five interwoven stories explore different facets of life without memory in a future that has no past. Aug. 12-18. Vita Activa – The Spirit of Hannah Arendt: This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Hannah Arendt’s life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times. Aug. 12-18. Popcorn for Breakfast: Saturday Cartoons: The Roxie presents an assortment of great classic cartoons (in both black & white and full color) for Saturday-morning slackers of all ages. Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. Train to Busan: A harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes. In Korean with English subtitles. Sat., Aug. 13, 2 p.m.; Tue., Aug. 16, 9 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 17, 9 p.m. Battle Royale: 42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all. In Japanese with English subtitles. Wed., Aug. 17, 9:15 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087, roxie.com.
Temescal Arts Center. Shapeshifters Cinema: Free monthly film series featuring experimental image manipulators and ambient sound shamans. Second Sunday of every month, 8 p.m. Free. shapeshifterscinema.com. 511 48th St., Oakland, 510-923-1074, temescalartscenter.org.