Arthouse movie listings for April 22-28, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. Grass Widow: Record release party and films by Lillian Maring, Jen Kirsten, Sweet tooth, and others. Thu., April 23, 8 p.m. $6. "Cut and Run": Short films by local filmmakers, curated by Mallary Abel, Brenda Contreras, and Emily Davis. Fri., April 24, 8 p.m. $6. "Introduction to Experimental Animation": David Cox and Molly Hankwitz of Archimedia offer workshops on high-tech/low-tech animation. Saturdays. Continues through June 20. $40. "3-D Spectacular": Pad McLaughlin, Bob Bloomberg, and Kerry Laitala screen experimental 3-D film. Sat., April 25, 8:30 p.m. $7. Decoder: Feature film about Muzak, made by Muscha in 1984. Sun., April 26, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bayview Opera House. The Point: Short film follows two preteens as they walk around their neighborhood. Sun., April 26, 7 p.m. Free. www.baycat.org. 4705 Third St. (at Newcomb), 864-0386, www.bayviewoperahouse.org.

Castro Theatre. Days of Heaven and The New World: Terrence Malick double feature. Wed., April 22, 2:30 & 7 p.m. La Mission: Peter Bratt's film about the Mission District opens the San Francisco International Film Festival. Thu., April 23, 7 p.m. $85. Slumdog Millionaire: Fri., April 24, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Milk Mondays: The hometown Oscar winner: Mondays, 2, 5 & 8 p.m. Continues through April 27. "Curly's Greatest Hits": Two hours of the Three Stooges. Tue., April 28, 2:30, 5 & 8 p.m. $5. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale: A fantasy-adventure based on the popular videogame series. What videogame series? Exactly. Sun., April 26, 8 p.m. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Goethe-Institut. "Rare Silent Films by Ernst Lubitsch": Through April 25, 7 p.m. 530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760, www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/enindex.htm.

Mechanics' Institute Library. "Spring Romance: Melodrama by Borzage": Series programmed by SF Weekly contributor Michael Fox. Fridays, 6:30 p.m., free-$10. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Oddball Films. "Strange Sinema": Bizarre oddities from the archive. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., April 24, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Park Branch Library. "Rare Rock Film Clips": Presented by rock historian Richie Unterberger. Wed., April 22, 7 p.m., free. www.richieunterberger.com. 1833 Page (at Cole), 355-5656, sfpl.lib.ca.us/librarylocations/branches/park.htm.

Red Vic Movie House. The Class: Wed., April 22, 2, 7 & 9:35 p.m.; Thu., April 23, 7 & 9:35 p.m. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Fri., April 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 2 & 8 p.m. The Room: Sun., April 26, midnight. Wendy and Lucy: Sun., April 26, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., April 27, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Tue., April 28, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Theater of War: John Walter's doc about Meryl Streep and Bertolt Brecht. Through April 22, 6:30 p.m. In a Dream: See Ongoing. April 22-23, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; April 24-29, 6:30 p.m.; Sun., April 26, 3 p.m. Medicine for Melancholy: Barry Jenkins' feature about a one-night stand between twentysomething African-Americans in San Francisco. Wed., April 22, 8:15 & 10 p.m.; April 24-30, 8 & 9:45 p.m.; April 25-26, 4:45 p.m. Champion: Shine Louise Houston's amalgam of feminist martial-arts flick and pornography. Thu., April 23, 7:30 p.m. Lost in the Fog:See review on page 32. April 24-30, 7 & 9 p.m.; April 25-26, 3 & 5 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

The Vortex Room. Friday Foster and His Kind of Woman: Hard-boiled double feature. Thu., April 23, 8 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee "Scratch" Perry: Ethan Higbee's documentary. April 24-25, 7:30 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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