Film Showtimes for the week of August 25-31, 2010

Arthouse listings compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser.

Artists' Television Access. "Animated Art": Experimental short films. Fri., Aug. 27, 8 p.m. $6. The Glass House: Daniel Sackheim's documentary about girls in Iran. Sun., Aug. 29, 7 p.m. free. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Kick-Ass and Splice: Double feature. Wed., Aug. 25, 2:35, 4:55 & 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. The Thing and Videodrome: Double feature. Thu., Aug. 26, 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. "Blonde Bombshells": Many, many classic films starring women with assisted-gold hair. Aug. 27-Sept. 5. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: House of the Dead. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Fort Mason, Bldg. C. La Ciociara: Part of the Museo ItaloAmericano Summer Film & Lsecture Program. Thu., Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Marina & Buchanan.

Oddball Films. "Tastes Like Chicken!": Fowl selections from the archive. Fri., Aug. 27, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Secret Science and Bizarre Beliefs": Short vintage films about weird religious people. Sat., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Micmacs: Zaniness from the director of The City of Lost Children. Wed., Aug. 25, 2, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 26, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Best Worst Movie: The making of Troll 2. Fri., Aug. 27, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 28, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Room: Tommy Wiseau's very good movie. Sun., Aug. 29, midnight. 2Everything2Terrible2: Tokyo Drift: Weird stuff on film. Sun., Aug. 29, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 30, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Reefer Madness: Louis J. Gasnier's 1936 film. Tue., Aug. 31, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Not Necessarily Noir: Post-noir programmed by Elliot Lavine. Through Sept. 2. $7-$10. Alamar: Pedro González Rubio's meditative feature about seaside life in Mexico. Through Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Exit Through the Gift Shop: A film by Banksy. Through Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m.; Through Aug. 28, 9 p.m.; Through Aug. 29, 3:15 p.m.; Through Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m. Winnebago Man: Malcolm Pullinger's comedic documentary. Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 6:45 p.m.; Aug. 28-29, 5 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Art Institute. Call for submissions: The Virgins and Rejects Film Festival seeks films. See website for info. Through Sept. 13. www.virginsandrejectsfestival.com. 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Army of Crime: SFFS Screen: Robert Guédiguian's drama about French Resistance fighters. Through Aug. 26. The Two Escobars: Drugs and soccer. See more in Night and Day. Aug. 27-Sept. 2. $8-$11. 1881 Post (at Fillmore), 929-4650, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.

The Cannery. Movie Night at the Cannery: Nine Months. Sun., Aug. 29, 8 p.m. 2801 Leavenworth (at Beach), 771-3112, www.thecannery.com.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. Swiss Family Robinson: August's Film of the Month. Through Aug. 31, 1 & 4 p.m. 104 Montgomery (at Lincoln), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

Union Square. Rear Window: Outdoor Hitchcock. See more in Night and Day. Sat., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. free. www.filmnight.org. Powell and Stockton.

VIZ Cinema. "Samurai Saga Vol.2: Kurosawa on Sword Battles": Six classics. Through Sept. 2. $10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Dark in August: Rare Vampire Films: Scary scary. See more in Night and Day. Aug. 26-29. $8. Near Dark: Thu., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. $8. Daughters of Darkness: Fri., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. $8. Vampyr: Sat., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m. $8. The Visual Language of Herbert Matter: Part of "Something from Nothing: Films on Design and Architecture." Sun., Aug. 29, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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