Arthouse movie listings for October 14-20, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. "An Evening of Electroacoustic Audiovisual Improvisations": Film and music by John Butcher, Gino Robair, and Bill Hsu. Wed., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. $6-$10. "Kiwi-pop and Spazzanimation": Music by the Blueness, and short experimental film. Thu., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. $6. Sam Green, Erick Lyle, and Vanessa Renwick: Part of Other Cinema's "Visible Histories" series. Sat., Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m. $8. Saltwater Sunday Salon: The folks behind the Saltwater film host happy hours. Sundays, 5:30 p.m., $5. 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. Arab Film Festival: Help and Pomegranates and Myrrh. Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Twilight, the teen vampire flick, will be the featured attraction at the Dark Room’s Bad Movie Night on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Twilight, the teen vampire flick, will be the featured attraction at the Dark Room’s Bad Movie Night on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Twilight: Dreamy vampires. Sun., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. 5:04 p.m.: A First-Person Account of the 1989 World Series Earthquake Game: Documentary by Jon Leonoudakis. Wed., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series Fall 2009: Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill. Fri., Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. "VideoFest 2009 Labor and Dreams": New films. Thu., Oct. 15; Sat., Oct. 17. $6-$8. 2868 Mission (at 24th St.), 821-1155, www.missionculturalcenter.org.

Multiple San Francisco locations. Arab Film Festival: The 13th edition takes place throughout the Bay Area. See more in Night and Day. Oct. 15-25, www.aff.org.

Park Branch Library. "Rare Beatles Films": Rock critic and author Richie Unterberger screens film featured in his latest book, The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film. Wed., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. free. 1833 Page (at Cole), 355-5656, sfpl.lib.ca.us.

Red Vic Movie House. Whatever Works: Woody Allen directs Larry David. Wed., Oct. 14, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 15, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Brüno: Sacha Baron Cohen's hard-hitting doc about the fashion industry. Fri., Oct. 16, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 17, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Amarcord: Federico Fellini's 1973 semi-autobiographical account of his youth. Sun., Oct. 18, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:35 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 19, 7 & 9:35 p.m. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?: Bob Hoskins puts up with a cartoon rabbit. Tue., Oct. 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Still Walking: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's film about a family's reunion 15 years after a member's death. Through Oct. 14, 6:45 p.m. Eating Out 3: Q. Allan Brocka's superqueer comedy. Through Oct. 15, 7 & 8:40 p.m. We Live in Public: Internet artist Josh Harris' strange life putting himself and others online. Through Oct. 15, 9 p.m. The Edge of Never: Peter Schweitzer and William A. Kerig's family ski drama. Thu., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. San Francisco Documentary Festival: aka DocFest. Oct. 16-29. $11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

The Variety Preview Room (the Hobart Building). Sweet Crude: Sandy Cioffi's documentary about oil in the Niger Delta. Sun., Oct. 18, 2:50 p.m. 582 Market (at Second St.), 781-3893.

VIZ Cinema. K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces: Shimako Sato's sci-fi action film. Through Oct. 15, 2:40 p.m.; Through Oct. 15, 5:30 & 8:20 p.m. $8-$10. Maiko Haaaan!!!: Nobuo Mizuta's geisha comedy. Oct. 16-21, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 17-18, 1 p.m.; Oct. 17-21, 3:30 p.m. $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": Violated Angels. Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Go, Go Second Time Virgin and Violent Virgin. Sat., Oct. 17, 8:50 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 18, 3:20 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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