Film Showtimes for the week of November 10-16, 2010

4 Star Theatre. Stories from Chinese America — The Arthur Dong Collection: Screening of newly discovered 1916 film by Marion Wong also features dance performance by the Grant Avenue Follies. Sat., Nov. 13, noon. $25. 2200 Clement (at 23rd Ave.), 666-3488, www.lntsf.com.

Artists' Television Access. "Because We're Human: 10 years of D.I .Y. Collaboration": Short films and music videos. Thu., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. $5. "S.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.": Short films that mix environmental topics with D.I.Y. surrealism. Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. $6. "Human Rights": Other Cinema: Free the Hikers, Forbidden Iran, and more. Sat., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m. $6. www.othercinema.com. "Cartoon Justice: Hallucinarium and other diversions": Short films and kinetic visual sculptures with experimental soundtracks. Sun., Nov. 14, 4 p.m. $6. "Spanish Cooking and Its Indigestions": Contemporary avant-garde films. Sun., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. $6. In the Land of the Free: Doc about three members of the Black Panther Party in prison for more than 30 years, followed by a case update and discussion. Tue., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Out. The Glenn Burke Story: Doc about the first out pro baseball player. Wed., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Ran: Akira Kurosawa's classic retelling of King Lear. Thu., Nov. 11, 1, 4:45 & 8 p.m. "Domo Arrigato, Mr. Roboto!": Midnites for Maniacs: Westworld, The Terminator, Robocop, Transformers: The Movie, and a secret late-night surprise. Sat., Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m. $13. Sherlock, Jr., The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and Nosferatu: The Club Foot Orchestra scores silent films. Sun., Nov. 14, 1, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $15-$25. Chasing Legends: Doc about the Tour de France. Tue., Nov. 16, 6:30 & 9 p.m. $10-$14. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Dreamcatcher: Bad Movie Night: Lawrence Kasdan!? Why are you here? Sun., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Shimásání: Short film directed by Blackhorse Lowe; part of the American Indian Film Festival. Wed., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. $8.25-$10.50. San Francisco International Animation Festival: Includes FX-based features and family-friendly cartoons. Nov. 11-14. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Exploratorium. International Abstract Animation Festival: Sun., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. $10. www.puntoyrayafestival.com. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 561-0360, www.exploratorium.edu.

Oddball Films. "Weirdsville 20: Oddities from the Archives": An evening of rare, weird 16mm shorts, movie trailers and commercials. Fri., Nov. 12, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Let's Get Schooled": Educational films from Oddball's archive. Sat., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child: Tamra Davis' doc. Wed., Nov. 10, 2 p.m.; Nov. 10-11, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Other Guys: Adam McKay's goofball Western. Nov. 12-13, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 13, 2 & 4:15 p.m. Get Low: Aaron Schneider's film about old age. Sun., Nov. 14, 2 & 4 p.m.; Nov. 14-15, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. Life During Wartime: The latest from Todd Solondz. Nov. 16-17, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 17, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Through Nov. 18. $6-$10. Strange Powers: Reviewed on page 25. Nov. 12-18. Carlos: See Ongoing listings. Nov. 12-14; Nov. 16-18. Howl: Film based on the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg. Through Nov. 14. $6-$10. "9 by 10: Short Films": A 90-minute program of short films. Mon., Nov. 15. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

VIZ Cinema. The Chef of South Polar: Shuichi Okita's comedy. Through Nov. 12. The Virtues of Corned Beef Hash: Kerwin Berk's local feature, set in Japantown. Thu., Nov. 11, 7:15 & 8:20 p.m. free-$10. Live From Tokyo: Lewis Rapkin's doc about underground music culture. Fri., Nov. 12, 7:15 p.m. Live from Tokyo: Doc by Lewis Rapkin takes audiences through Tokyo's vunderground music culture. Screening followed by a live simulcast from Forestlimit Cafe in Tokyo featuring bands from the film. Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. $10. Patlabor the Movie & Patlabor 2 the Movie: Mamoru Oshii's anime. Sat., Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 14, 4 p.m. $10. Electric Button: Moon & Cherry: Yuki Tanada's erotic film. Sat., Nov. 13, 5 & 7:15 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 14, 1:30 p.m.; Nov. 15-18, 5 & 7:15 p.m. $10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Remembering Kazuo Ohno": Through Nov. 21. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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