Arthouse movie listings for May 6-12, 2009

Artists' Television Access. "Take it to the Streets": Slate of short films curated by the Alternative Media Coalition. Wed., May 6, 7:30 p.m. $3. White Heart: Daniel Barnett's nonnarrative feature. Thu., May 7, 8 p.m. $6. "De Montréal": New short experimental films from Canada. Fri., May 8, 8 p.m. $6. "Introduction to Experimental Animation": David Cox and Molly Hankwitz of Archimedia offer workshops. Saturdays. Continues through June 20. $40. "Gendreau and Churchill and Buchla": Experimental music films, curated by Christine Metropoulos. Sat., May 9, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Z: Costa-Gavras directed this famous political film in 1969, based on the 1963 assasination of Grigoris Lambrakis. May 8-14, 7 & 9 p.m.; May 9-10, 2 & 4:25 p.m.; Wed., May 13, 2 & 4:25 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Live and Let Die: Roger Moore stars, Sean Connery throws up, and Axl Rose sings on a skyscraper. Sun., May 10, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Grace Cathedral. The Passion of Joan of Arc: Mon., May 11, 8 p.m. $20. 1100 California (at Taylor), 749-6300, www.gracecathedral.org.

Oddball Films. "Kill All Robots!": Short films and clips on every possible robot-related subject, including sex. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., May 9, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man: The story of the enigmatic musician. Wed., May 6, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Thu., May 7, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Sita Sings the Blues: Nina Paley's gloriously animated feature. Starting May 8. Saturdays, Sundays, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Continues through May 12. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Lost in the Fog: See Ongoing listings. May 6-7, 6:30 p.m.; May 9-10, 2:10 p.m. Ferlinghetti: See Ongoing listings.. May 6-7, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; May 8-9, 7 p.m.; May 9-10, 4:30 p.m.; May 11-13, 7 p.m. Medicine for Melancholy: Barry Jenkins' feature about a one-night stand between twentysomething African Americans in San Francisco. May 6-7, 8 & 9:45 p.m.; Thu., May 7, 8 & 9:45 p.m.; May 8-9, 8:45 p.m.; May 11-13, 8:45 p.m. Know Your Mushroooms: See Opening listings. May 8-14, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; May 9-10, 3:45 & 5:20 p.m. First Basket: See Opening listings. May 9-10, 2 p.m. Fear and Desire and The Delinquent: Early Kubrick and Altman double feature. Sun., May 10, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. "Robert Frank Retrospective": Through June 27, 3 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Various San Francisco venues. San Francisco International Film Festival: Featuring more than 200 films. Through May 7. $11-$12.50. www.sffs.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Coming Apart: Two Views of 1972": F.T.A. and The Last House on the Left. Thu., May 7, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 9, 7:30 p.m. $7. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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