Arthouse Picks for the Week of April 9-15

Dueling divas and Dr. Strangelove.

Artists' Television Access. "Palestine: Interior/Exterior": Contemporary work by James T. Hong and Kamal Aljafari, who appear in person. Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. $8. Cinematograph Seven — Live Cinema: A Contemporary Reader: A book release party including screenings. Thu., April 10, 8 p.m. $6. "Global Undergrounds: The 700IS": Icelandic experimental film and video festival. Fri., April 11, 8 p.m. $6. www.700.is. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Eva and Secret Ceremony: The "Dueling Divas" series presents a match that's hard to call: Jeanne Moreau vs. Elizabeth Taylor. Two mighty forces of nature come together for your entertainment, so grovel, mortal. Moreau in Eva appears at 2:30 and 7 p.m., and Taylor (with Mia Farrow) in Secret Ceremony appears at 4:50, 9:20 p.m. Wed., April 9. The United Artists 90th Anniversary Film Festival: A 33-title retrospective of the studio formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith. Screenings April 10, 13, 15-20, $6-$9. "Epidemic Film Festival": The next generation of talent is recognized. Presented by the Academy of Art University. Fri., April 11, 7 p.m. free. Jazz & Silent Film Festival: w/ Club Foot Orchestra, performing live soundtracks to Sherlock Jr., The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and Nosferatu (in order of start times). Sat., April 12, 3, 7 & 9 p.m. $5-$10 (3 p.m.), $10-$30 ( 7 & 9 p.m.), all ages. Don Giovanni: The San Francisco Opera's cinemacast of Mozart's opera. Mon., April 14, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Robert DeNiro, feted all month, plays the monster. Hosted by Jim Fourniadis, Sherilyn Connelly, and Geekboy. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Oddball Film and Video. "Dream Media": Showcases ten films from "female imagemakers across the globe," plus Kerry Laitala will perform a live three-projector performance piece, "Little Bassy Velvet." Sat., April 12, 8 p.m. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Pacific Film Archive. "The Magnificent Orson Welles": A series covering the career of this Hollywood prodigy, international artist, master thespian, and incorrigible trickster. See site for schedule. Through April 13. "Heinz Emigholz: Architecture as Autobiography": Doc about architects like Louis Sullivan, Adolf Loos, and Rudolph Schindler. Through April 17. "The Clash of '68": A series dedicated to the memory of May 1968 and its surrounding history, with films by Godard, Oshima, Pontecorvo, Costa-Gavras, and many others. Through April 23, 7:30 p.m. "Still Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa": A program of film by the former rock guitarist. See site for schedule. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 12. "American Nonsense: Frank Tashlin": Comedies. See site for schedule. April 11-18. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Red Vic Movie House. Dr. Strangelove: The brilliant black comedy about a U.S. nuclear attack against the U.S.S.R. Wed., April 9, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Bomb It: See Opening listings. Thu., April 10, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Fri., April 11, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Sat., April 12, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Sun., April 13, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Mon., April 14, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Persepolis: Animated, autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in Iran. Tue., April 15, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., April 16, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie New College Film Center. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days: A woman assists her friend to arrange an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. Nightly at 8:30; additional Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:15. Blindsight: See Ongoing listings. Nightly at 6:30; additional Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2. Juno: The surprise hit of the spring. Critics everywhere are shocked to find they can identify with a pregnant teenager, as long as she is as adorably cynical as they imagine themselves to be. Nightly at 7 and 8:50; additional Saturday, Sunday matinees at 3 and 5. Through April 16. Poisoned by Polonium: See Ongoing listings. Through April 10, 7 & 9:05 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m. Continues through April 9. Cool School: See Ongoing listings. Through April 9, 8:45 p.m. Super High Me: See Opening listings. Nightly at 7 and 8:50; additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at 3 and 5. April 11-17. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SF Museum of Modern Art. "Art:21: Art in the 21st Century: Protest": Screenings in conjunction with an exhibit by Vietnamese-American artist An-My Lê, which depicts Vietnam War reenactors staging theatrical battles. Daily at 2:30 p.m. Through May 4. "Non-Western Westerns": Variations on the Western from around the world. Upcoming films include Summer Love on April 11 and 18, 6:30 p.m. Bernd and Hilla Becher: Four Decades: In conjunction with the "Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. Continues through April 30. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Sports Basement. Lunafest: Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m. $10. www.lunafest.org. 1590 Bryant St. (at 16th), 575-3000, www.sportsbasement.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "No Borders, No Limits": A series of action films that celebrate the golden age of Japan's oldest and boldest film studio, Nikkatsu. April 10-13. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. "The Way That We Rhyme": Through June 29. $12-$15. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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