Arthouse movie listings for March 16-22, 2011

Artists' Television Access. To Dream of Falling Upwards: S.F. premiere of an occult thriller involving sex magick and clowns. Fri., March 18, 8 p.m. $6. "War Resistance": Other Cinema: Short antiwar films. Sat., March 19, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. All About Eve: The best movie ever. Bette Davis owns the universe. Wed., March 16, 2:30, 5:10 & 8 p.m. The Seventh Seal and La Belle et la bête: Ingmar Bergman's existential classic and Jean Cocteau's fairy tale. Thu., March 17, 3:15, 5:05, 7 & 8:55 p.m. Battleship Potemkin: Sergei Eisenstein's classic. March 18-20, 2, 4, 5:45, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Godzilla: Final Wars. Comedians host a yelling-encouraged screening. Sun., March 20, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Oddball Film and Video. "Banned! Censored! Cartoons!": Racist and war propaganda cartoons include Coal Black and the Sebben Dwarfs (1943), Tokio Jokio (1943), Little Black Sambo (1935), and All This and Rabbit Stew (1941). Fri., March 18, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Sci-Fi Seduction: A B-Movie Blowout": Sensuous shorts include Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy, Tarantula, and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Sat., March 19, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Dazed and Confused: Richard Linklater's cult classic. Through March 16, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., March 16, 2 p.m. The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Annual program of short films. March 17-19, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., March 19, 2 & 4:15 p.m. The Illusionist: Sylvain Chomet's animated treatment of a Jacques Tati script. Sun., March 20, 2 p.m.; March 20-21, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Story: Apparently directorless skier worship. Sun., March 20, 5 p.m. $10. Rushmore: Remember when Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson were big surprises? March 22-23, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., March 23, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. The Fighter: Sports drama based on the life of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward. Through March 24. $6-$10. Black Swan: A ballet dancer slowly loses her mind after being cast in Swan Lake. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 17. $6-$10. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within: Film about Beat writer. Q & A with director Yony Leyser on Tuesday, March 15. Through March 24. $6-$9.75. You Won't Miss Me: Film on the life of Shelly Brown, a misfit 23-year-old recently released from a psychiatric hospital. March 18-23. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Dionysus in 69: Brian De Palma film from 1970; part of the exhibit "How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now." Thu., March 17, 7 p.m., free with museum admission. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. "The Agent from V.O.R.T.E.X.": Secret agent film series includes The Ambushers (1967) and Salt and Pepper (1968). Thu., March 17, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. Mary Poppins: The 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke about a magical nanny. Continues through March 31. 104 Montgomery (at Lincoln), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The Kid: Charlie Chaplin's 1921 feature with live accompaniment by jazz guitarist Marc Ribot. Wed., March 16. Human Rights Watch Film Festival: International justice-themed films. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through March 31. $8. Iran Beyond Censorship: Recent films. March 20-27. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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