Arthouse movie listings for November 18-24, 2009

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4 Star. Chinese American Film Festival: Up-to-the-minute programing from China. See more in Night and Day. Through Nov. 22. $8. www.lntsf.com. 2200 Clement (at 23rd Ave.), 666-3488, www.hkinsf.com/4star.

Artists' Television Access. Lay Down Tracks: Danielle Lombardi and Brigid McCaffrey's road film. Shorts and live music follow. Wed., Nov. 18, 8 p.m. $6. Open Screening: Open mike for film and video. Thu., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. $5. "Exhibicion Luminosa": Luis Garcia and Cyrus Tabar curate a solar-powered art show and screening with evening performances. Fri., Nov. 20, noon. free. "Food for Radical Thought": Films and discussion with Lierre Keith. Sun., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons: Orson Welles double feature. Wed., Nov. 18, 2:15, 4:30 & 7 p.m. Dynasty: Warren Miller ski movie. Thu., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. Rashomon: Akira Kurosawa's classic tale of tales. Nov. 20-22, 4:45, 7 & 9:10 p.m.; Nov. 21-22, 2:30 p.m. Black Dynamite: Scott Sanders' blaxploitation spoof. Fri., Nov. 20, 11:59 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: You wouldn't like Khan when he's angry. Sun., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. free. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Grace Cathedral. Last Chance for Eden: Screening of director Lee Mun Wah's film exploring racism and sexism in the workplace. Fri., Nov. 20, 7 p.m. free. Save Me: Robert Cary's film about a gay man forced into a ministry that "cures" homosexuality. Sun., Nov. 22, 7 p.m. free. 1100 California (at Taylor), 749-6300, www.gracecathedral.org.

Main Library. Filipino American Cine Festival: The 16th annual festival featuring short films by Filipino American and Philippines-based filmmakers. Nov. 20-21, 1 p.m. Koret Auditorium. Between the Folds: Documentary about origami artists. Wed., Nov. 18, 5:45 p.m. free. Geronimo/Wounded Knee: Part of the "We Shall Remain: American Through Native Eyes" series. Thu., Nov. 19, noon. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit's "The Altman Cometh – The Films of Robert Altman": Vincent & Theo. Fri., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Red Vic Movie House. The Hurt Locker: The front lines of Iraq. Wed., Nov. 18, 2, 7 & 9:40 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 19, 7 & 9:40 p.m. $6-$9. 500 Days of Summer: Zooey Deschanel and a nice soundtrack. Fri., Nov. 20, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Afghan Star: Havana Marking's portrait of Afghanistan's American Idol–type show. Sun., Nov. 22, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 23, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. Spirited Away: Hayao Miyazaki's dazzling animated Japanese film. Tue., Nov. 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Criticism: Gerald Peary's documentary. Through Nov. 19, 7 & 8:45 p.m. $5-$9.75. Art & Copy: Doug Pray's documentary about advertising. Through Nov. 19, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Through Nov. 26, 7 p.m.; Through Nov. 22, 3 p.m. Ready, Set, Bag!: Documentary about grocery bagging. Thu., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Defamation: Yoav Shamir's documentary about anti-Semitism. Nov. 20-26, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Nov. 21-22, 3 & 5 p.m. Capitalism: A Love Story: The new Michael Moore. Nov. 20-26, 8:45 p.m.; Nov. 21-22, 4:30 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. O'er the Land: Deborah Stratman's look at war and violence. Thu., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Masters of the Universe and The Fantastic Argoman: Double feature plus shorts and more. Thu., Nov. 19, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

VIZ Cinema. Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End: Hiroyuki Imaishi's two-part kids' anime. Through Nov. 18, 5 p.m. $8-$10. Happily Ever After: Yukihiko Tsutsumi's comedy. Nov. 20-24, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 21-22, 12 & 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 21-25, 5 p.m. $8-$10. 1746 Post St. (at Webster), www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. CineKink: High-class smut. See more in Night and Day. Nov. 19-21, 7 p.m. $6-$8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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