Aug. 16 2016 04:43 PM

Film openings and one-time-only showings around town

Kubo and the Two Strings

Opening

Amir: In this new feature from Tijuana filmmaker José Paredes, an aspiring musician becomes attracted to a new friend while his current girlfriend is pregnant. Screens through Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.

Ben-Hur: Another week, another remake. Nothing is sacred folks.

Close-Up: In Abbas Kiarostami’s 1990 masterpiece, a man posing as a famous filmmaker is arrested and stands trial for fraud. Screens through Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.

Kubo and the Two Strings: A young boy named Kubo goes on a quest to locate a magical suit of armor in order to stave off a vengeful spirit from the past.

The Childhood of a Leader: In post-WWI France, the child of an American diplomat learns how to manipulate the adults around him in this stunning directorial debut from Brady Corbet. Screens through Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.

War Dogs: If you like Miles Teller, bro-ing out, and guns, then this movie about two college friends who become arms dealers is probably for you. Me, I’d rather drink acid.

One Time Only

Unlocking the Cage: A social issues documentary that follows a group of attorneys who fight for human rights to be given to non-human monkeys and elephants. Screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas.

Tootsie: Dustin Hoffman plays an unsuccessful actor who dresses up as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy soap opera. Screens at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18 and 19, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

The African Queen: Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn growl at each other all the way up river in this classic action romance. Screens at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

The Reptile and the Gorgon: Professor Carl Maister (Christopher Lee) investigates a string of strange murders in a small German village at the turn of the 20th century. Screens at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine: This documentary presents a portrait of the Israeli people through food. Screens at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Harrison Ford’s Nazi-fighting archeologist is back, this time accompanied by his grumpy father (Sean Connery) on a mission to find the holy grail. Screens at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the Arclight La Jolla Cinemas.

Three Days of the Condor: Robert Redford plays a nerdy CIA analyst who comes back from break to find all of his co-workers dead, plunging him into a dangerous conspiracy. Screens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Arclight La Jolla Cinemas.

Point Break: Kathryn Bigelow’s muscular action film is about a hotshot FBI agent (Keanu Reeves) who must infiltrate a crew of surfing-obsessed bank robbers. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma.

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