Arthouse movie listings for August 12-18, 2009

Artists' Television Access. ¡Salud!: Connie Field's documentary on Cuban health care. Thu., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. $6. Homo A Go-Go Film Festival: Cooper's Donuts, Maggots and Men, and everything in between. Aug. 14-16. varies. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused: 1950s teens; 1970s teens. Wed., Aug. 12, 12:55, 2:50, 5, 7 & 9:10 p.m. Repo Man and Model Shop: Serious repossession. Thu., Aug. 13, 7 & 8:55 p.m. House of Wax: Hella old 3-D. Aug. 14-15, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 15, 2 & 4:30 p.m. Dial M for Murder: Hitchcock 3-D. Sun., Aug. 16, 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Kiss Me Kate: A lot weirder than you think; 3-D. Mon., Aug. 17, 5:30 & 8 p.m. The Mad Magician: Vincent Price in 3-D. Tue., Aug. 18, 7 & 9 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Museum of Performance & Design. Boom!: Wed., Aug. 12, 7 p.m. free. www.mpdsf.org. 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org.

Oddball Films. "Body Shop": Short vintage films curated by Stephen Parr. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. The Limits of Control: Jim Jarmusch spins another weird tale about a loner. Wed., Aug. 12, 2, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 13, 7 & 9:25 p.m. $6-$9. Creature from the Black Lagoon: In 3-D, bitches. Fri., Aug. 14, 7:30 & 9:20 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 15, 2, 4, 7:30 & 9:20 p.m. Tyson: Director James Toback gives Mike plenty of screen time. Aug. 16-17. $6-$9. $3 Neighborhood Movie Night: Screening A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil. Tue., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Herb and Dorothy: Megumi Sasaki's documentary on two regular people who collect art. Through Aug. 20, 6:20 p.m. $5-$9.75. Kassim the Dream: Kief Davidson's feature about Kassim Ouma. Through Aug. 13, 7 & 8:45 p.m. Guest of Cindy Sherman: A man complains that it's "excruciating" to be "the wife" of the world-famous artist of the title. Through Aug. 13, 8 p.m.; Through Aug. 20, 10:10 p.m.; Through Aug. 16, 4:30 p.m. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's documentary about the influential African musician. Through Aug. 13, 9:40 p.m.; Through Aug. 20, 8 p.m.; Through Aug. 16, 2:20 p.m. The English Surgeon: Geoffrey Smith's documentary about a brain surgeon. Aug. 14-20, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Aug. 15-16, 3 & 5 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 6: Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Thu., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 15, 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. The Crimson Cult and Cult of the Cobra: Drinks and strange movies. Thu., Aug. 13, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

VIZ Cinema. 20th Century Boys: Mon., Aug. 17, 2:30 p.m. $8-$10. 1746 Post St. (at Webster), www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Towards Mathilde: Claire Denis' dance film. Thu., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. The French: William Klein's film about the 1981 French Open. Sun., Aug. 16, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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