Arthouse movie listings for November 11-17, 2009

Artists' Television Access. "Happiness Is a Warm Projector": Experimental shorts from New Mexico. Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. $6. "Overlapping Worlds Sun Circle": Experimental short films by Paul Clipson, live music by Date Palms, and video by Jon Parros. Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. $6-$10. "Kings of Camp": Other Cinema presents It Came from Kuchar, with George and Mike in person. Sat., Nov. 14, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. "Prime Pacino '71-'75" series: Serpico and The Panic in Needle Park: Wed., Nov. 11, 2:15, 4:45 & 7 p.m. Dog Day Afternoon and Scarecrow: Thu., Nov. 12, 2:20, 4:45 & 7 p.m. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II: Fri., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 1 & 4:10 p.m. Erased James Franco: Actor in person; art films. See more in Night and Day. Sun., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. $7-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Pulp Fiction: The programmers go off their rocker again with a good movie. Sun., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. S.F. International Animation Festival: Presented by the San Francisco Film Society. See more in Night and Day. Nov. 11-15. $10-$20. www.sffs.org. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Medicine for Melancholy: Screening and a discussion with Barry Jenkins and Graham Leggat. Mon., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Tecumseh's Vision/Trail of Tears: Part of the "We Shall Remain: American Through Native Eyes" series. Thu., Nov. 12, noon. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit's "The Altman Cometh – The Films of Robert Altman": The Player. Fri., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Multiple San Francisco locations. American Indian Film Festival: Features, shorts, and more. See more in Night and Day. Through Nov. 14. www.aifisf.com.

Oddball Films. "Weirdsville": Curator Pete Gowdy digs into the archives. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Feast Your Eyes": Curator Jeremy Menzies serves food shorts. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Nov. 14, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Moon: Duncan Jones' space epic. (Psst: He's David Bowie's son.) Wed., Nov. 11, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. $6-$9. District 9: Aliens in Johannesburg. Thu., Nov. 12, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 13, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 2, 4:20, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m. $6-$9. The Cove: Documentary exploring treatment of dolphins in Japan. Sun., Nov. 15, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 16, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 17, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. The Yes Men Fix the World: Pranky McPrankersons play tricks on large corporations. Through Nov. 12, 7 & 8:45 p.m. $5-$9.75. Hesh Law: Documentary about South American skateboarders. Wed., Nov. 11, 8 & 9:30 p.m. The Good Soldier: Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys' documentary about killing. Thu., Nov. 12, 7 & 9 p.m. Art & Copy: Doug Pray's documentary about advertising. Nov. 13-19, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Nov. 14-15, 3 & 5 p.m. For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Critcism: Gerald Peary's documentary. Nov. 13-19, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Nov. 14-15, 3 & 5 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Puppets of the Apocalypse, or Martha Colburn: Live Cinema: The artist practices live cinema with a backing band featuring Jad Fair. Thu., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Safe: A screening of Todd Haynes' film, part of "Erased James Franco." Sun., Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Freaks and Geeks: James Franco selects and introduces his favorites. Part of "Erased James Franco." Sun., Nov. 15, 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. The Creeping Terror and Death Bed: The Bed That Eats: Campy horror in an inebriated atmosphere. Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Victoria Theatre. Save the Waves Film Festival: Featuring The Cove and Lost Prophets, among others. Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. www.savethewaves.org. 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.

VIZ Cinema. Sad Vacation: Shinji Aoyama's family drama, screened with English subtitles. Through Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Through Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 15. $8-$10. Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End: Hiroyuki Imaishi's two-part kids' anime. Nov. 17-18, 5 p.m. $8-$10. 1746 Post St. (at Webster), www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Menachem and Fred: Doc about two estranged brothers who escaped the Holocaust. Wed., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Film Night: Door Dog Music Productions presents a film about the music and culture of Kyrgyzstan. Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. $10. The Cost of Living: Lloyd Newson's film about dance, adapted from the stage production. Sat., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. free. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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