Arthouse movie listings for October 22-28

Artists' Television Access. "16mm Psychodrama & Mythological Dreamscapes of Sound": Live music and animations, all influenced by ritual and myth. Wed., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. Political Advertisement VII (1952-2008): A look at campaign television by Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese. Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. $6. "Sight and Sound": Improvised music by Phillip Greenlief and S.L. Morse, and Giant Fly Attack by Sarah Lockhart. Sun., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. All About Eve and Dark Victory: Part of the Bette Davis Centennial series. Wed., Oct. 22, 2:10 p.m. Juliet of the Spirits and Casanova: Fellini double feature. Thu., Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m. Iron Man and The Dark Knight: Recent action/fantasy flick double feature. Oct. 24-25. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Grudge 2: Principal Dale: "There's nothing to worry about, it's just an abandoned house." Full of pale kids who screech like cats. And hair that grows on walls. And a cameo from a very irritated Sarah Michelle Gellar. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Pacific Film Archive. No Wave: The Cinema of Jean Eustache: Transgressing the line between documentary and fiction, Jean Eustache (1938–1981) distinguished himself as a narrative trickster and relentless experimenter. This series includes his well-known The Mother and the Whore as well as lesser-known works such as The Pig. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Oct. 22. Envisioning Russia: A Century of Filmmaking: A series featuring the productions of Mosfilm, Russia's answer to Hollywood. Includes Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror and Aleksandr Sokurov's Elegy of Life. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 30. Ghost World: Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff and cartoonist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes' ode to disaffection ironically won the affection of many ironists. Zwigoff and Clowes will be in attendance for a book signing. Sun., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. Alternative Visions: Showcasing avant-garde films, in conjunction with the U.C. Berkeley course taught by Erica Levin. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Red Vic Movie House. American Teen: A documentary that follows four quintessential teenagers through their senior year at a small-town high school in Indiana. Wed., Oct. 22. The Breakfast Club: Director John Hughes' teen drama that shaped the mid-'80s, starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. Thu., Oct. 23. Tell No One: See Ongoing listings. Fri., Oct. 24; Sat., Oct. 25. Man on Wire: See Ongoing listings. Sun., Oct. 26; Mon., Oct. 27. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: Made in the style of '50s B-movies, this 2001 charmer features a radioactive monster, a grumpy skeleton, and a bewitching cat woman. Tue., Oct. 28. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Midnight Circus: Through Oct. 30. $10.50. www.sfindie.com. San Francisco International Documentary Film Festival: Pick of the fest: Come On Down, Jeruschka White and Caryn Capotosto's look at game show culture. Through Nov. 6. www.sfindie.com. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Pencil of Nature: Screenings in conjunction with the exhibit "Brought to Light." Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 1, 3 & 4:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 7. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Stage Werx. Watch Out: A new film by Steve Balderson. Also screens at El Rio and the Center for Sex and Culture; see Web site. Oct. 22-25. www.watchoutfilm.com. 533 Sutter (at Powell), www.stagewerx.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Peggy and Fred in Hell: Sun., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. www.sfcinematheque.org. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room. Cinematheque: Leslie Thornton: "Program Two: The Arts of Melancholy" and "Program Three: Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Expiration." Sun., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. "Environs of Seeing: Experimental Documentaries": The Arab Film Festival presents short work from Lebanon, Syria, and the U.K. Tue., Oct. 28, 6:30 & 9 p.m. 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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