Looking to take refuge from the weekend traffic in the air-conditioned confines of a darkened theater? Check out the best of this summer's indie fare – including Bride Flight, Twin Sisters director Ben Sombogaart's award-winning epic romance – now playing at San Francisco's venerable arthouse cinemas, and enjoy your Fourth of July safely, merrily and with a hefty helping of holiday BBQ.
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Where: Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary Blvd., 415-751-3213
When: All Week
With Frameline35 wrapping up Sunday and the Jewish Film Festival (July 21 – Aug. 8) right around the corner, now is the time to take a breather from the festival circuit and check out one of these offerings currently playing at an indie theater near you.
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835
For most Internet-savvy Americans, encounters with trolls are little more than incidental run-ins with online provocateurs whose only mission is to annoy. But for first-time feature director André Øvredal and his fellow Norwegians, trolls – forest-dwelling monsters of fairy-tale lore who sniff out Christian blood and turn to stone when exposed to sunlight – have inspired a series of popular myths, detailed in books like The Fairy Tales of Asbjørnsen and Moe.