Film Showtimes for the week of September 15-21, 2010

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Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Open mic for film and video. Thu., Sept. 16, 8 p.m. $5. "Spoiled Soils of the Spill": Rick Prelinger's feature-length montage plus shorts. Sept. 18, 8 p.m. $6.66. www.othercinema.com. "The Anatomy of a Carbon Footprint": Short films; proceeds to flood relief in Pakistan. Speakers: Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh. Sun., Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m. $10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bernal Heights Branch Library. "The Golden Age of Soul: 1960-1975": Film screening. Tue., Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. free. www.richieunterberger.com. 500 Cortland (at Moultrie), 355-2810, www.sfpl.org.

Castro Theatre. The Bridge on the River Kwai: Digitally restored print of David Lean's epic. Through Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 15, 1 & 4:15 p.m. Peggy Sue Got Married, Back to the Future, and Zapped: Midnites for Maniacs triple feature, with a "reinventing Prom" theme. Fri., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. $12. "Charlie Chaplin": Classics by "the most famous man in the world." Sept. 18-22. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Center for Asian American Media. SFIAAFF 2011 Call For Entries: See website for details. Through Oct. 1. $25-$35. 145 Ninth St. (at Minna), 863-0814, www.asianamericanmedia.org.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Mega-Shark vs Giant Octopus — with Debbie Gibson. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Fort Mason, Bldg. C. La Meglio Gioventu, Part Two: Part of the Museo ItaloAmericano Summer Film & Lecture Program. Thu., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Marina & Buchanan.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Speaking in Tongues: Explores bilingual education. Wed., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Main Library. Amandla!: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony: Documentary about South Africa. Thu., Sept. 16, noon. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series: Love's Labours: Leo McCarey Revisited: Love Affair. Fri., Sept. 17, 6 p.m. $10. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

Oddball Films. "Hot Wheels!": A collection of short films about cars, bikes, and other "things that go." Fri., Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Let's Get Schooled!": A series of short educational films. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Peace Plaza. Howl's Moving Castle: Outdoor screening of Hayao Miyazaki's animated feature. Sun., Sept. 19. free. www.asianamericanmedia.org. Post & Buchanan, Japantown.

Red Vic Movie House. Cyrus: Jay and Mark Duplass' feature about mother-love. Through Sept. 16, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 15, 2 p.m. The 400 Blows: François Truffaut's New Wave classic. Sun., Sept. 19, 2 p.m.; Sept. 19-20, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. "Screen Circus": New local shorts. Sun., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. "Sexy Euro Cinema!": Part of the Indie Erotic Film Fest. Tue., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector: Vikram Jayanti's documentary. Through Sept. 23. $6-$10. San Francisco Latino Film Festival: A series of films from Spanish-speaking countries from around the world. Sept. 17-19. $8-$10. www.sflatinofilmfestival.org. Brewster McCloud and O.C. & Stiggs: A Robert Altman double feature. Mon., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. $10. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Documentary including British street artist known as Banksy. Sept. 20-23, 9 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. $10. California Split and Three Women: A Robert Altman double feature. Tue., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. $10. 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. 20. www.virginsandrejectsfestival.com. The Iranian Film Festival: Features and documentaries. Sept. 18-19. $8-$10. www.iranianfilmfestival.org. 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Change of Plans: SFFS Screen: Danièle Thompson's feature. Through Sept. 16. 1881 Post (at Fillmore), 929-4650, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.

The Vortex Room. The Explosive Generation and Maryjane: Cult films in a lounge atmosphere. Thu., Sept. 16, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Viracocha. Lady of Leisure: Part of the "Cinewhores" series; discussion to follow. Third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. $5 donation. 998 Valencia (at 21st St.), 374-7048.

VIZ Cinema. Kamikaze Girls: Tetsuya Nakashima's girl buddy movie. Wed., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. $5. Hatsune Miku: Virtual Idol Film Concert: Virtual live concert by synthesized pop star. Sat., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. $20. Detroit Metal City: Toshio Lee's manga-based feature. Sat., Sept. 18, 7:15 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 3:15 p.m.; Sept. 20-24, 5 & 7:15 p.m.; Sept. 25-26, 7:15 p.m.; Sept. 27-30, 5 & 7:15 p.m. $10-$15. Metal Samurai: Ryosuke Kanesaki's comedy. Sun., Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m. free. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. A Brighter Summer Day: Edward Yang's rare, restored feature. Thu., Sept. 16, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 2 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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