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Arthouse movie listings for January 20-26, 2010 

Wednesday, Jan 20 2010
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Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Open-mike-style screening of film and video work. Submission information at ataopenscreening@atasite.org. Thu., Jan. 21, 8 p.m. $5. "Tropical Paradise": Short experimental film and video work. Fri., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. $6. Haxän: Swedish silent film. See more in Night and Day. Sat., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Nine: Rob Marshall's Fellini-inspired musical. Through Jan. 20, 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screening and appearance by Terry Jones. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Thu., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. $20. Monty Python's Life of Brian: Screening and appearance by Terry Jones. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Thu., Jan. 21, 10 p.m. $10. Noir City: The eighth annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival. See more in Night and Day. Jan. 22-31. $10. www.noircity.com. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Angels and Demons: Tom Hanks, the cinematic equivalent of Dan Brown. Sun., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film: "Jazz on the Tube," a collection of shorts. Sat., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Lowerdeck Gallery. "Ecotones": Art, music, and film from The Believer mag and McSweeney's gang. See more in Night and Day. Jan. 22-23, 8 p.m. free. 2295 Third St. (at 20th St.), lowerdecksf@gmail.com, www.lowerdecksf.com.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series: "French Kisses – Nouvelle Vague": Jacques Demy's Lola. Fri., Jan. 22, 6 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

Oddball Films. "Strange Sinema: Wild Around the World": Rarities from the archive. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Gentlemen Broncos: The latest from the director of Napoleon Dynamite. Wed., Jan. 20, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. Black Dynamite: Honoring blaxploitation. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Jan. 21, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 22, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 23, 2, 4, 7:15, 9:15 p.m. & midnight. $6-$9. Where the Wild Things Are: Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers rewrite your childhood. Sun., Jan. 24, 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 25, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Tue., Jan. 26, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet: Frederick Wiseman's ballet doc. Through Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m.; Through Jan. 28, 8:20 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 23, 3:15 p.m. $5-$9.75. ConArt Confidential: Ben Lewis' documentary on the art business. Through Jan. 21, 7 & 9 p.m.; Through Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. $5-$9.75. Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino's Nazi pic. Jan. 22-28, 7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 24, 4 p.m. $5-$9.75. B-Girl: A female breakdancer navigates underground hip-hop. Sat., Jan. 23, 3 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. An Evening with the Prelinger Archive: Know Your World: With Rick Prelinger. Thu., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Payday and The Artful Penetration of Barbara: Pulpy culty film and available booze. Thu., Jan. 21, 9 p.m. $5 donation. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: January's Film of the Month. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 31. 104 Montgomery (at Banks), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

VIZ Cinema. Midnight Sun: Norihiro Koizumi's feature about a girl with an unusual disease. Through Jan. 21, 5 p.m. Sword of the Stranger: Samurai anime by Masahiro Ando. Through Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. Oh! My Buddha: Tomorowo Taguchi's comedy about sex and Bob Dylan. Jan. 22-Feb. 4. $8-$10. Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog of Tokyo: Doc about photographer Daido Moriyama. Tue., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "A Bit of Brazilian Music on Film" film series: Leandro HBL and Wesley Pentz' Favela on Blast. Sat., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. Humberto Mauro's Discovery of Brazil. Sun., Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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