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Arthouse movie listings for September 23-29, 2009 

Wednesday, Sep 23 2009
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111 Minna Gallery. Survival Strength Starting Over: Documentary about Hurricane Katrina; benefit for St. Bernard Parish. Sat., Sept. 26, 5 p.m. $12. 111 Minna (at Second St.), 974-1719, www.111minnagallery.com.

Artists' Television Access. Free Form Film Festival: Short experimental films. Wed., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. $6. The Little Man in the Boat: Martin Reade's documentary about a San Francisco bar. Fri., Sept. 25, 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. Taxi Driver and After Hours: "The Metropolitan Hallucinations of Martin Scorsese" series double feature. Wed., Sept. 23, 2:45 p.m. Casino and The Color of Money: "The Metropolitan Hallucinations of Martin Scorsese" series double feature. Thu., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. Paranormal Activity: Sneak preview of horror movie. Fri., Sept. 25, midnight. free. Mean Streets and The Gangs of New York: "The Metropolitan Hallucinations of Martin Scorsese" series double feature. Fri., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Goodfellas and The Departed: "The Metropolitan Hallucinations of Martin Scorsese" series double feature. Sat., Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ: "The Metropolitan Hallucinations of Martin Scorsese" series double feature. Sun., Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Dead Poets Society: Remember when you wanted to seize the day. Sun., Sept. 27, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series Fall 2009: Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Fri., Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Oddball Films. "Lost Animation": Curated by Pete Gowdy. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Food, Inc.: Robert Kenner's doc about the food industry. Wed., Sept. 23, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 24, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Second Skin: A sometimes-disturbing peek inside Massively Multiplayer Online games. Fri., Sept. 25, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 26, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 27, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Dr. Strangelove: Kubrick's classic. Mon., Sept. 28, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Tue., Sept. 29, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. "The Best of Columbia Noir": Kicks off this week with The Killer That Stalked New York. Through Sept. 30. Animation Films: The Art Institute of California presents. Wed., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. Food, Inc.: Robert Kenner's documentary about dinner. Through Sept. 24, 7 & 9 p.m.; Through Oct. 1, 9 p.m.; Through Sept. 27, 4:45 p.m. Always Been a Rambler and Homemade American Music: Two music films by Yasha Aginsky. Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 7 p.m.; Sept. 26-27, 2:30 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Art Institute. "Of Heaven and Earth": The films of Tom Chomont. Tue., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. www.sfcinematheque.org. 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

SFMOMA. Contemporary Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema: Artists include Takashi Ishida, Makino Takashi, and Yo Ota. Thu., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Head and Footloose: Double feature from the "Youth Gone Wild" series. Thu., Sept. 24, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Victoria Theatre. Reel Rock Film Tour: Climbing films. Fri., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. $12-$15. Owned: Sat., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. $10. 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.

VIZ Cinema. Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!: Daihachi Yoshida's dramedy. Some 12:30 and 2 p.m. matinees. Through Sept. 24, 5:30 & 8 p.m. Sorasoi: Katsuhito Ishii and Nice Rainbow's comedy. Noon and 2 p.m. weekend matinees. Fri., Sept. 25, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 26, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. 1746 Post St. (at Webster), www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Film Ist. a girl & a gun: Gustav Deutsch's found-footage masterpiece. Thu., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 27, 2 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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