Arthouse movie listings for December 23-29, 2009

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Castro Theatre. "Hitch for the Holidays": This week: Strangers on a Train and The Man Who Knew Too Much, Psycho and Frenzy. Through Dec. 23. $7-$10. Nine: See Opening listings. Dec. 25-Jan. 20, 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Toys: Robin Williams in yet another of his many movies that may have fallen a tad short. Sun., Dec. 27, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Exploratorium. Holiday Animation Film Festival: Shorts for the holidays. See more in Night and Day. Dec. 26-30, 12 & 2 p.m. free with museum admission. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 561-0360, www.exploratorium.edu.

Oddball Films. "Strange Sinema": Rarities from the celluloid archive. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Dec. 26, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Pirate Cat Cafe & Studio. Zombie X-Mas Day: A marathon of zombie films. See more in Night and Day. Fri., Dec. 25, noon. free. 2781 21st St. (at Florida), 341-1199 (studio line), www.piratecatradio.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Baraka: An antidote to the Christmas madness. Wed., Dec. 23, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 26, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 27, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 28, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: D.A. Pennebaker looks at Bowie and all his pretty things. Tue., Dec. 29, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 30, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Where the Wild Things Are: Spike Jonze's feature based on Maurice Sendak's children's book. Through Dec. 23, 6:30 p.m. In Search of Beethoven: Phil Grabsky's documentary. Through Dec. 23, 6:30 & 9 p.m. $6-$9. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: Werner Herzog's new feature. Through Dec. 23, 8 p.m. The Bicycle Thief: Vittorio De Sica's neorealist classic. Dec. 25-30, 4:45, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 26, 2:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m. La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet: Frederick Wiseman's ballet doc. Dec. 25-30, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 26, 2 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 27, 2 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. "Christmas with Walt Disney": Includes "Nutcracker Suite" from Fantasia, Pluto's Christmas Tree, and more. See more in Night and Day. 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 Banks), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

VIZ Cinema. Shindo: Akira Sasou's manga spawned this live-action feature. Starting Dec. 26. Dec. 26-Jan. 7, 5 p.m.; Dec. 26-30, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 2-3, noon; Jan. 2-7, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 7. $8-$10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

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. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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