Arthouse movie listings for October 7-13, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. The Land Speaks Arabic: Talk by Richard Becker; film by Marse Gargour. Thu., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. $6. Optronica!: Live cinema with Nate Boyce, John Davis, Maxwell August Croy, and Embryo. Sat., Oct. 10, 8:30 p.m. $7.77. Saltwater Sunday Salon: The folks behind the Saltwater film host happy hours each Sunday. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31. $5. "Luminous Triptych": Experimental film. See more in Night and Day. Mon., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Toy Story and Toy Story 2: In 3D; fifteen-minute intermission. No 2:30 show Oct. 4. Through Oct. 14, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Queen of the Damned: Vampires rock. Sun., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The People v Leo Frank: With discussion moderated by filmmaker Ben Loeterman. Tue., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. free. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Community Organizing: A Tribute to Saul Alinsky: Screening of The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy, plus discussion. Thu., Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series Fall 2009: Mitchell Leisen's Easy Living. Fri., Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Red Vic Movie House. Soul Power: Portrait of the the three-day music festival that accompanied the 1974 Muhammad Ali/George Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match in Zaire. Wed., Oct. 7, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 8, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The sixth installment. Sat., Oct. 10, 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 11, 2, 5 & 8 p.m. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love: Portrait of the artist. Mon., Oct. 12, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Tue., Oct. 13, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Food, Inc.: Robert Kenner's documentary about dinner. Through Oct. 8, 6:50 p.m. We Live in Public: Internet artist Josh Harris' strange life putting himself and others online. Through Oct. 8, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Through Oct. 15, 9 p.m.; Through Oct. 11, 4:55 p.m. Still Walking: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's film about a family's reunion 15 years after a member's death. Through Oct. 8, 8:30 p.m.; Through Oct. 14, 6:45 p.m.; Through Oct. 11, 2:45 p.m. Eating Out 3: Q. Allan Brocka's superqueer comedy. Oct. 9-15, 7 & 8:40 p.m.; Oct. 10-11, 3 & 5 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. SF Cinematheque Presents the Films of Robert Beavers: The first program in the series, which continues at YBCA. Thu., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

VIZ Cinema. K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces: Shimako Sato's sci-fi action film. Through Oct. 15, 2:40 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 11:50 a.m.; Through Oct. 15, 5:30 & 8:20 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11. $8-$10. 1746 Post St. (at Webster), www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Pink Cinema Revolution: The Radical Films of Koji Wakamatsu: Ecstasy of the Angels. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 11, 2 p.m. SF Cinematheque Presents the Films of Robert Beavers: Program II: Early Monthly Segments, From the Notebook of..., Efpsychi, Sotiros, and The Stoas. Fri., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Program III: Palinode, Diminished Frame, The Painting, Winged Dialogue, Plan of Brussels, Still Light, and Wingseed. Sat., Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m. Program IV: Ruskin and The Ground, with Beavers in attendance. Sat., Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. Pink Cinema Revolution: The Radical Films of Koji Wakamatsu: Secrets Behind the Wall. Sat., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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