Arthouse movie listings for December 16-22, 2009

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Artists' Television Access. "Awesome and Painful": Experimental shorts and the Star Wars Holiday Special. Wed., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. $6. OpenScreening: Open mike for film and video. Contact Thu., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. $5. Drunk Donkey Cinema: City College and Art Institute film students take over the minicinema. Fri., Dec. 18, 8 p.m. $3-$5. CCSF Student Film Showcase: The Motion Picture Directing Class of 2009. Sun., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. $4. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. "Hitch for the Holidays": This week: Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt; Rebecca and Marnie; Vertigo; The Birds and Notorious; and North by Northwest and The 39 Steps. See more in Night and Day. Dec. 16-23. $7-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Exploratorium. Exploratorium holiday films: The Sweater and Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. Sat., Dec. 19. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 397-5673,

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Night Crossing: Defection story starring John Hurt. Thu., Dec. 17, noon. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595,

Oddball Films. "Celluloid Scopophilia: The Sensual Dimensions of the Human Body": Kerry Laitala and Stephen Parr present sexy experimental films. RSVP to Sat., Dec. 19, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Red Vic Movie House. It Might Get Loud: Jimmy Page, the Edge, and Jack White are treated like the rock stars they are. Wed., Dec. 16, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 17, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. $6-$9. Not Quite Hollywood: A look at the Australian genre cinema of the '70s and '80s. Fri., Dec. 18, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 19, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. The City of Lost Children: Twisted fairy tale by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Sun., Dec. 20, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 21, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Scrooged: Bill Murray as Scrooge. Tue., Dec. 22, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. Uncertainty: Scott McGehee and David Siegel's new feature starts with a coin toss. Through Dec. 17, 7 & 9 p.m. Where the Wild Things Are: Spike Jonze's feature based on Maurice Sendak's children's book. Dec. 18-23, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 19-20, 2:15 p.m. In Search of Beethoven: See Opening listings. Dec. 18-23, 6:30 & 9 p.m.; Dec. 19-20, 3 p.m. $6-$9. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: Werner Herzog's new feature. Dec. 18-23, 8 p.m.; Dec. 19-20, 4:10 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SFMOMA. Kenneth Anger: Restored Prints: Homoerotica, fetishism, machismo, and more. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Dec. 17, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

The Walt Disney Family Museum. "Christmas with Walt Disney": Includes "Nutcracker Suite" from Fantasia, Pluto's Christmas Tree, and more. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30, 3:30, 5 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 4. $4-$10. 104 Montgomery (at Bliss), 345-6816,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Tropical Vulture": A collaboration between George Kuchar and Mexican contemporary artist Miguel Calderón. Through Jan. 10, 2010. $5-$7. "The Joy of Life" film series: "Short films by Curt McDowell": Underground filmmaker and friend to George Kuchar. Thu., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. "Holiday Free Surprise Screening"—rumors point to a musical extravaganza. Sat., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. free. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas: Uncut version of the holiday classic. See more in Night and Day. Sun., Dec. 20, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,

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