Arthouse movie listings for November 4-10, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. "Silhouettes and Serenades": Dark folk music and improvisational film. Thu., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. $6. Wholphin Selections: Shorts from the DVD magazine. Fri., Nov. 6, 8 p.m. $6. Wobbly's History of Sampling and RiP: A Remix Manifesto: Other Cinema presents illegal art and music dudes. Sat., Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m. $7.77. Dare Not Walk Alone: Jeremy Dean's feature about inequality in Florida. Tue., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Tim Burton-y fun in big giant 3-D. Through Nov. 5, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30, 3:25 & 5:10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 5. True Romance, Natural Born Killers, and The Doom Generation: Midnites for Maniacs triple feature. Fri., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. $10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Terminator 2: Judgment Day: When the governor was good. Sun., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question and answer sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mike: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558, www.feminapotens.org.

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. San Francisco Punk: Film screening with Ruby Ray and Joe Rees in person. Wed., Nov. 4, 6 p.m., free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Make-Out Room. "Neurotique": Neo-silent short films. See more in Night and Day. Sun., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $8. www.naradenning.com. 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888, www.makeoutroom.com.

Mama Calizo's Voice Factory. Tranny Fest: Transgendered life in features, shorts, and more. Nov. 5-7, 8 p.m. $12. www.trannyfest.com. 1519 Mission (at Van Ness), 690-9410, www.voicefactorysf.org.

Multiple San Francisco locations. San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Neorealism at the 3rd i. See more in Night and Day. Nov. 5-8. $10-$25. www.thirdi.org.

Oddball Films. Hollywood Underbelly: The Big Knife: Satirical film noir from the 1950s. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., Nov. 6, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. In the Loop: According to the site: "Dr. Strangelove meets West Wing by way of Wag the Dog." Nice. Wed., Nov. 4, 2, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Stingray Sam: Cory McAbee's second space epic. Fri., Nov. 6, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 7, 2, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 8, 2, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. American Astronaut: Cory McAbee's first space epic. Fri., Nov. 6, 8:40 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 7, 3:30 & 8:40 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 8, 3:30 & 8:40 p.m. Moon: Duncan Jones' space epic. (Psst: He's David Bowie's son.). Mon., Nov. 9, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 10, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 11, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Heart of Stone: Beth Toni Kruvant's documentary about a New Jersey high school principal. Through Nov. 4, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. The Yes Men Fix the World: Pranky McPrankersons play tricks on large corporations. Wed., Nov. 4, 7 & 9 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 5, 9 p.m.; Through Nov. 12, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Through Nov. 8, 3 & 5 p.m. $5-$9.75. San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Also known as 3rd i; screens features, shorts, and more. Thu., Nov. 5, 7:15 & 8:40 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 6, 7:15, 9 & 11:20 p.m. The Graduates: Ryan Gielen's teen vacation film. Mon., Nov. 9, 6, 8 & 10 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. "Power to the Puppets: Films by Martha Colburn": The artist's animated films, staring puppets. Thu., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. "Martha Colburn Selects ...": Films by friends and collaborators. Sat., Nov. 7, 1 & 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Mars Needs Women and The Deadly and the Beautiful: Double feature. Thu., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. A City of Sadness: A new print of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's film. Thu., Nov. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. $8. "Running Up That Hill": SF Cinematheque presents work by Shana Moulton, Ben Rivers, Jesse McLean, Tsuji Naoyuki, Phil Solomon, and Ryan Trecartin. Fri., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. $10. Two Videos by DV8 Physical Theatre: Enter Achilles and Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men. Sun., Nov. 8, 2 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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