Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

We're interested in your film or video event. Please send materials at least two weeks in advance to: Film Editor, SF Weekly, 185 Berry, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA 94107.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
992 Valencia (at 21st Street), 824-3890, www.atasite.org for most programs, www.madcatfilmfestival.org for the MadCat Festival. $5 save as noted.

THURSDAY: ATA's monthly "Open Screening" of your film epics, with advance submissions recommended. E-mail openscreening@atasite.org for submission info. $4 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: The 10th Annual MadCat Festival of films by women screens "Surveillance Times," a program of short films about modern surveillance technologies. $7—20 sliding scale 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: ATA's Other Cinema screens "Telling Typographies," a program of "film pilgrimages" including Bill Brown's The Other Side (filmed on the U.S.-Mexican border), Roger Beebe's look at abandoned gas stations S A V E, and more 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: A night of live music features the gladiator movie-themed band The Sword and Sandals, plus "cascading crescendos of audio demolition" from the band Reagan's Memory featuring film work by keyboardist Douglas Katelus and performance/sound artist Rachel Manera 8 p.m.

BALBOA
3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save as noted. This great neighborhood house shows films of all sorts.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Edward Norton stars as The Illusionist (Neil Burger, 2006; 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 p.m. ) and in Theatre 2, Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris, 2006; noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 p.m. ).

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films.

SATURDAY: The Global Lens Film Series screens here weekends this month. Today, a German draft dodger and poor Brazilian project films in rural Brazil in Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Marcelo Gomes, Brazil) 11 a.m.

SUNDAY: Global Lens — Global Shorts 11 a.m.

BAY CLUB MARIN
220 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, 945-3000 for venue, 381-4123 and www.tiburonfilmfestival.com for the Tiburon Film Society.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 20): The West Coast premiere of Running Out of Time in Hollywood (Catherine Carlen and Jim Edwards, 2006), about a 50-year-old woman seeking stardom who "just didn't realize that the fastest growing minority in the United States is 50-year-old women and Hollywood hates them!" $10 7 p.m.

CASTRO
429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120 and www.thecastrotheatre.com. $10 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Viva Pedro!, an eight-film series of new prints of films by Pedro Almodovar, continues with the boarding school melodrama Bad Education (Spain, 2004) 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Sept. 22-28): The "Viva Pedro!" series concludes with a week-long screening of Almodovar's Matador (Spain, 1988), with Antonio Banderas as a serial killer in love 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, Wed 2, 4:30 p.m.

CLAY
2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com. A midnight movie series starts this weekend at this single-screen jewel. $8.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (Sept. 15 & 16): The Project Greenlight production.

Feast (John Gulager, 2005), the only zombie horror comedy with Ben Affleck's name attached somewhere (if we don't count Christmas With the Kranks) midnight.

DARK ROOM THEATRE
2263 Mission (between 18th and 19th "between the pawn shop and the Laundromat"), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com. Live cabaret, plus regular film screenings with audience cat-calling encouraged.

SUNDAY (Sept. 24): It's Shatner Month at the Dark Room's weekly "Bad Movie," with tonight's film Kingdom of the Spiders (John "Bud" Cardos, 1977), with Shatner a vet taking on same. $5 8 p.m.

EL RIO
3158 Mission (at Precita near Cesar Chavez), 282-3325, www.elriosf.com; www.madcatfilmfestival.org for the MadCat Festival. This neighborhood bar often screens programs on its outdoor patio (or indoors if it rains). 21 and over only.

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 20): The 10th Annual MadCat Festival of films by women offers an evening of Psycho Vision: 3d Hallucinations, featuring Viewmaster program presented by Vladimir, premiering a program entitled Fear and Trembling featuring her "Vladmaster disks" Actaeon at Home and The Public Life of Jeremiah Barnes, told in dioramas built using model railroad men and 55-cent plastic bulldozers. Also, a 3-D 16 mm film and slideshow by Zoe Beloff, Claire and Don in Slumberland. $7—20 sliding scale. Free BBQ 6:30 p.m. Program 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (Sept. 26): MadCat — "Wishing Worlds," films from Pakistan, the Netherlands, Germany, and France on themes including "lunatics in search of a homeland" and "young lovers in a surreal musical." $7—20 sliding scale. Free BBQ 6:30 p.m. Movies 8:30 p.m.

FOREIGN CINEMA
2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600), www.foreigncinema.com. Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35 mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.

DAILY: What is truth? Asked jesting Pilate, but did not stay to hear the answer. And then he saw Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) and realized it didn't matter anyway. Through Oct. 1 "Starts at dusk."

GOETHE-INSTITUT
530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760 and www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/en1587184.htm for information on this program. The place to go for German cultural events. $5 suggested donation.

TUESDAY (Sept. 26): "Crossing Borders," a cross-cultural music film series, screens Thomas Riedelsheimer's Touch the Sound (U.K.-Germany, 2004), a documentary about deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie 7:30 p.m.

1
 
2
 
3
 
All
 
Next Page »
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Powered By VOICE Places

Box Office

Scores provided by Rotten Tomatoes

Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!

©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...