Arthouse movie listings for August 19-25, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Film and video open mike. Thu., Aug. 20, 8 p.m. $5. "A Suite of Maya Deren Short Films": Includes the famous Meshes of the Afternoon. Fri., Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $6. Time Machine: Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown in person. Sat., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bridge Theatre. Midnight Mass: Peaches Christ signs off. See more in Night and Day. Aug. 21-22, 11:59 p.m. $13. www.peacheschrist.com. 3010 Geary (at Blake), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/BridgeTheatre.htm.

Catch the theatrical premiere in S.F. of Sita Sings the Blues at the Red Vic. Think animated Bollywood.
Catch the theatrical premiere in S.F. of Sita Sings the Blues at the Red Vic. Think animated Bollywood.

Castro Theatre. Brüno: Sacha Baron Cohen ego trip. Thu., Aug. 20, 6, 8 & 9:45 p.m. Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino movie. Aug. 21-22, 12, 3:30, 7 & 10 p.m.; Aug. 23-27, 1, 4:30 & 8 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Judge Dredd: Sylvester Stallone plays a beloved comics character. Nice casting! Sun., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Oddball Films. "Between Time and Tibet": Short films on Tibetan traditions. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Don't Touch That Dial": Vintage advertisements from the archive. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Dead Man: Jim Jarmusch directs Johnny Depp. And it's weird! Wed., Aug. 19, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 20, 2, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Sita Sings the Blues: S.F.'s theatrical premiere of Nina Paley's sparkling animated feature. Fri., Aug. 21, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 22, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 23, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 24, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Hangover: Four friends drink too much in Vegas. Tue., Aug. 25, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 26, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 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. The English Surgeon: Geoffrey Smith's documentary about a brain surgeon. Through Aug. 20, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Through Aug. 27, 8:50 p.m.; Through Aug. 23, 4:55 p.m. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's documentary about the influential African musician. Through Aug. 20, 8 p.m.; Through Aug. 27, 6:45 p.m.; Through Aug. 23, 2:45 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. 20, 10:10 p.m. American Casino: See Opening listings. Fri., Aug. 21, 7 & 9:15 p.m.; Aug. 22-23, 3 & 5 p.m.; Aug. 22-27, 7 & 8:50 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 7: David L. Brown's Bound by the Wind. Thu., Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 22, 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Vortex Room Film Cult: Cult on Film: Race with the Devil and The Wicker Man. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Aug. 20, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Agua: Veronica Chen's film about swimming and doping. Thu., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. "Winning Isn't Everything: A Tribute to 1970s Sports Film": A special presentation of Midnites for Maniacs, with Ice Castles, The Bad News Bears, and The Cheerleaders. Sun., Aug. 23, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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