Arthouse movie listings for September 23-29, 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.

In honor of the upcoming Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the Roxie will be showing Homemade American Music and Always Been a Rambler, featuring the New Lost City Ramblers (above).
Diane Davies, Library of Congress
In honor of the upcoming Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the Roxie will be showing Homemade American Music and Always Been a Rambler, featuring the New Lost City Ramblers (above).

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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