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Arthouse movie listings for February 17-23, 2010 

Wednesday, Feb 17 2010
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Castro Theatre. The Meaning of Life and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: Terry Gilliam double feature. Wed., Feb. 17, 2:25, 4:30 & 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?: David Lynch and Werner Herzog's new film. Feb. 18-25, 7 & 9:15 p.m.; Feb. 19-21, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 24, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Contemporary Jewish Museum. Funny Girl Sing-Along: Jan Wahl hosts. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Feb. 18, 6 p.m. $5. 736 Mission (at Third St.), 655-7800, www.thecjm.org.

Goethe-Institut. "The Cinema of Michael Haneke": The Castle. Wed., Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. $7 donation. Flussfahrt mit Huhn: Kids' film. Sun., Feb. 21, 11 a.m. $5. 530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760, www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/enindex.htm.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series: "Reel Criminals — The Heist": Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Fri., Feb. 19, 6 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

Oddball Films. "Kooks, Eccentrics, and Oddballs": Curated by Pete Gowdy. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Strange Sinema": Oddities from the archives. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Brothers: Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal in a war movie. Wed., Feb. 17, 2, 7 & 9:20 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 18, 7 & 9:20 p.m. Harmony and Me: A very funny film. See more in Night and Day. Feb. 19-22, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. The Yes Men Fix the World: Pranks. Tue., Feb. 23, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 24, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. SF Indiefest: Independent film and video. Through Feb. 18. $10-$11. Serj Tankian: Elect the Dead: Concert film directed by Mitchell Hawkes. Feb. 19-20, 6:30, 8, 9:30 & 11 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 20, 3 & 5 p.m. $5-$9.75. Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970: Directed by Murray Lerner, appearing in person after the Feb. 20 6:40 and 8 p.m. screenings. Fri., Feb. 19, 6:40, 8 & 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 20-21, 3:30 & 5 p.m. $5-$9.75. Bike Porn 3: Cycle Bound: Short erotic films. Feb. 19-20, 11:20 p.m. $9.75. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. "Some American Experiments": Shorts, part of "75 Years in the Dark: A Partial History of Film at SFMOMA". Thu., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Madama Butterfly: San Francisco Opera's Grand Opera Cinema Series; opera recorded in HD live at the War Memorial. Wed., Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. $14. 1881 Post (at Fillmore), 929-4650, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.

The Vortex Room. "Satanic Sunday School of Rock": Stunt Rock and Rocktober Blood. Sun., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. $5 donation. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. Lady and the Tramp: February's film of the month. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 27. 104 Montgomery (at Banks), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

VIZ Cinema. Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish: Love story by Isshin Inudo. Through Feb. 18. $8-$10. Maison de Himiko: Love story by Isshin Inudo. Feb. 19-March 4. $8-$10. Gurren Lagann: The Movie 1 & 2: Anime. Sun., Feb. 21, 5 & 7 p.m. $15. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Freaks, Punks, Skanks, and Cranks": A film series that probes all of the above. See more in Night and Day. Feb. 18-27. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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