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Arthouse movie listings for June 17-23, 2009 

Wednesday, Jun 17 2009
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ed by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com.

Artists' Television Access. "The Ohlones' First Contact with Europe": Live radio broadcast and film screening. Wed., June 17, 6 p.m. $5-$15. "OpenScreening": Open mike for film and video. Thu., June 18, 8 p.m. $5. "Cut and Run": Experimental shorts. Fri., June 19, 8 p.m. "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. Ponytail: Animation by Barry Doupé. Sat., June 20, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Up: Pixar's latest. Through June 17. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival: Aka Frameline. June 18-28. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Sun., June 21, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura. 8 1/2: In Italian with English subtitles. Tue., June 23, 6:30 p.m. $3. 425 Washington (at Battery), 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. A Fiddler on the Roof Sing-a-long: Belt out your favorite tunes, from "If I Were a Rich Man" to "Matchmaker." Thu., June 18, 6 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Oddball Films. "India Films #7: The Song of God": Documentary by Irving and Elda Hartley. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., June 20, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Pacific Film Archive. "Tight Spot: Phil Karlson in the Fifties": The director explores the dark underbelly of American life. See site for schedule. Through June 26. "In the Realm of Oshima": Retrospective of the Japanese master's work. See site for schedule. Through July 18. "Quality Control: Selected Works from Zaentz Films": Four award-winning works from Berkeley's Zaentz Films. See site for schedule. Through June 17. "Karel Vachek: Poet Provocateur": Works by the influential Czech filmmaker. See site for schedule. Through June 28. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Red Vic Movie House. Watchmen: Director Zack Snyder successfully brings the cult graphic novel to the screen. Wed., June 17, 2 & 8 p.m. $6-$9. Coraline: Henry Selick's stop-motion gem, based on Neil Gaiman's book. Thu., June 18, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Fri., June 19, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art: Merle Becker's documentary about posters. Sat., June 20, 5 & 7 p.m. The End of the Line: Rupert Murray's scare-fest about overfishing. Sun., June 21, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., June 22, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Tue., June 23, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Another Hole in the Head: Through June 18. $10-$11. United Film Festival: Self-described as a series featuring "humorous, touching, and provoking films." Through June 18, 5:30 p.m. $10.75. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival: Aka Frameline. June 19-25. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight: See Opening listings. June 19-25, 7 & 8:40 p.m.; June 20-21, 2, 3:40, 5:20, 7 & 8:40 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Robert Frank Retrospective: A near-complete, two-month survey of the enigmatic artist's avant-garde narrative films. See site for schedule. Through June 27, 3 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Food, Sex, and Liberation: Series curated by Miriam Bale. We Want Roses Too screening June 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles screening June 20 at 7 p.m. and June 21 at 2 p.m. Through June 21. $6-$8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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