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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

With Terminator Salvation and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian vying for box-office supremacy this Memorial Day weekend, the cineplex will be alive with the sound of sequels. For those seeking more original fare, here's a list of some of the films currently in rotation at a San Francisco indie theater near you.

1. The Girlfriend Experience
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835
When: All Week


Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

If the idea of a Da Vinci Code sequel fails to move you – join the club – here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at a San Francisco indie theater near you.

1. Rudo y Cursi
Where: Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary Blvd., 415-751-3213
When: All Week
Why: Eight years after Y Tu Mamá También effectively launched their international careers, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna reteam for Carlos Cuarón’s slyly amusing tale of two ultra-competitive brothers whose primary interests are limited to playing soccer and drinking beer, though not necessarily in that order.

2. Outrage

Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna Explore Brotherly Love in 'Rudo y Cursi'

So often has their longtime friendship been chronicled by the media that it’s easy to forget that Gael García Bernal and fellow Mexico native Diego Luna have spent the past eight years traveling independent paths to big-screen stardom.

Not that rumors of their closeness have been exaggerated.

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