Arthouse movie listings for September 9-15, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. Open Screening: Open-mike-style salon for film and video. Thu., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. $5. Exquisite Corpse Volume 1: Video art collaboration among 37 artists from 16 countries. Fri., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. $6. Saltwater Sunday Salon: The folks behind the Saltwater film host happy hours each Sunday. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31. $5. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Rialto's Best of British Noir: Through Sept. 16. $7.50-$10. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol: Wed., Sept. 16, 2:55 p.m. Independent Erotic Film Festival: Amateur porn. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. $10-$20. www.gv-ixff.org. The Hangover: Dick flick w/ Zach Galifianakis. Fri., Sept. 18, 7 & 9:05 p.m. Public Enemies: Dick flick w/ Johnny Depp. Sat., Sept. 19, 2, 5 & 8 p.m. The Hurt Locker: Indie dick flick. Sun., Sept. 20, 2:30, 5:15 & 8 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Dangerous Minds: Michelle Pfeiffer shoots for Oscar by teaching school. Who hasn't tried this? Sun., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

El Rio. MadCat International Women's Film Festival: A one-night screening of short experimental films. Wed., Sept. 16, 8:30 p.m. $8-$20. www.madcatfilmfestival.org. 3158 Mission (at Precita), 282-3325, www.elriosf.com.

Herbst Theatre. The Botany of Desire: City Arts and Lectures presents Michael Pollan and filmmaker Michael Schwartz. Wed., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. 401 Van Ness (at Grove), 392-4400, www.sfwmpac.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series Fall 2009: John Ford's The Informer. Fri., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Oddball Films. "American Trance: The Power of Possession": Films about getting high without necessarily using drugs. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. $9.99: Tatia Rosenthal's feature about the meaning of life. Wed., Sept. 16, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. Stingray Sam: Cory McAbee's second film about space. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Sept. 17, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. Away We Go: Dream team: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida, and Sam Mendes. Fri., Sept. 18, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 19, 2, 4:20, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. Z: Costa-Gavras' Academy-Award–winning political thriller from 1969. Sun., Sept. 20, 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Food, Inc.: Robert Kenner's doc about the food industry. Tue., Sept. 22, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 23, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 24, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Bliss: Director Abdullah Oguz feature on honor killing. Wed., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Neverland: Benefit for Surfrider and Protect Our Winters. Wed., Sept. 16, 8:30 p.m. $10. Silhouette City: Journey through American religious extremism. Wed., Sept. 16, 9 p.m. The Best of Columbia Noir: Kicks off with The Soul of a Monster. Sept. 18-24. Food, Inc.: Robert Kenner's documentary about dinner. Sept. 18-24, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sept. 19-20, 3 & 5 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Art Institute. Iranian Film Festival: Short and feature films by Iranians in the Bay Area and around the world. Sept. 19-20. 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

Victoria Theatre. Sistiaga: ere erera baleibu icik subua aruaren: Jose Sistiaga's film paired with Savage Republic's live soundtrack. See more in Night and Day. Sun., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. $10-$25. www.sfcinematheque.org. 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Liverpool: Described as an "intense, trance-inducing study in solitude." Hooray! Thu., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 20, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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