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Arthouse Movie Listings for March 30-April 5, 2011 

Wednesday, Mar 30 2011
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Artists' Television Access. "Semiotic Guerrillas": Other Cinema: short experimental films. Sat., April 2, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Sing-Along The Wizard of Oz: Just what you've always wanted. Kids welcome. Through March 31, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. $10-$15. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Edward Scissorhands: Tim Burton double feature. Fri., April 1, 7:30 p.m. The African Queen: John Huston's classic with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. April 2-3, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:20 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Shaft: The start of Blaxsploitation Month. Sun., April 3, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Femina Potens. "Fist Full of Film — Blood, Gore, and Girls": Lesbian cannibalistic horror film The Craving; Q&A with director and performers. Thu., March 31, 8 p.m. $10. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mike: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558, www.feminapotens.org.

Oddball Film and Video. "Fools Gold": Short films include Stunt Crazy (1930s), Donkey Baseball (1935), Emperor Norton (1948), and Kid from Borneo (1933). Fri., April 1, 8:30 p.m. $10. "The Future Has Arrived ... From the Past!": Short films that depict humanity's future and its technologies include La Jetée (1962), Omega (1970), and The Computers Are Coming (1983). Sat., April 2, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: Werner Herzog's 1974 feature about a lost boy. Through March 30, 7 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., March 30, 2 p.m. Kaboom: Gregg Araki's latest feature. March 31-April 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., April 2, 2 & 4 p.m. Black Swan: Darren Aronofsky's ballerina goes insane. Sun., April 3, 2 & 4:15 p.m.; April 3-4, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. The Housemaid: Sang-soo Im's latest feature. April 5-6, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Wed., April 6, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within: Film about the Beat writer. Through March 30. $6-$9.75. Queen of the Sun: Documentary on bees. Through April 3; Tue., April 5. $6-$10. Orgasm Inc.: Documentary on the development of a libido-enhancing drug for women. April 1-7. $6-$10. Ninja Turf: Part of a double bill called "Men and Machine Guns"; 1985 film directed by Woo-Sang Park. Fri., April 1, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. Miami Connection: Part of a double bill called "Men and Machine Guns"; film about gang activity among teenage boys, directed by Woo-Sang Park and Y.K. Kim. Fri., April 1, 9:30 p.m. $6-$10. Bay Area Beat Cinema (1950-65): A San Francisco Film Society class on the filmmakers, poets, writers, painters, and animators of the time. Mon., April 4, 7 p.m. $20. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. "In Search of Christopher Maclaine: Man, Artist, Legend": Four films made in the 1950s by the San Francisco Beat poet. Thu., March 31, 7 p.m. $10. 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 Some Girls Do (1969) and The President's Analyst (1967). Thu., March 31, 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. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through March 31. 104 Montgomery (at Lincoln), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

VIZ Cinema. Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn): Kazuhiro Furuhashi's animated TV show. April 2-3. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Human Rights Watch Film Festival: International justice-themed films. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through March 31. $8. "Fearless: Chinese Independent Documentaries": April 3-21. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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