Arthouse Movie Listings for April 13-19, 2011

Artists' Television Access. Radical Light: That Little Red Dot: Presented by SF Cinematheque; a survey of work from the San Francisco Art Institute's New Genres department over 30 years. Thu., April 14, 7:30 p.m. "Hillbilly Hootenanny": Other Cinema: Short country music films. Sat., April 16, 8:30 p.m. $6. Bag It: A documentary in which Jeb Berrier conducts an investigation into plastic and how it affects our waterways, oceans, and bodies. Sun., April 17, 7 p.m. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Balboa Theater. Max Manus: Biographical depiction of Norwegian WWII resistance fighter Max Manus. Through April 14. $7.50-$10. Back to SpaceCon: Films and talk. Thu., April 14, 7 p.m. $10. 3630 Balboa (at 38th Ave.), 221-8184, www.balboamovies.com.

Castro Theatre. Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Passenger: Creepout double feature. Thu., April 14, 2:30, 4:35 & 7 p.m. Bullitt and Freebie and the Bean: Double feaure of 1970s man-wackiness. Fri., April 15, 7 & 9:15 p.m. "Heavy Metal Monster Mash": Midnites for Maniacs quintuple feature. Ten-some hours of devil horns! Sat., April 16, 2:30 p.m. $13. The Ten Commandments: Cecil B. DeMille's classic. Sun., April 17, 2 & 7 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Scream, Blacula, Scream. They should call this one the Very Bad Movie Night. Sun., April 17, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Bill Cunningham New York: Documentary on New York Times photographer. Through April 14. $8-$10.50. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Opera Plaza Cinema. Poetry: A Korean single mother deals with violence in the past and present. Through April 14. $8-$10. 601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 267-4893.

Red Vic Movie House. Blue Valentine: Derek Cianfrance's sad love story. Through April 13, 7 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., April 13, 2 p.m. The King's Speech: Tom Hooper's Oscar winner. April 14-16, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., April 16, 2 & 4:30 p.m. Another Year: Mike Leigh's latest feature. Sun., April 17, 2 & 5 p.m.; April 17-18, 8 p.m. The Big Lebowski: The Coen brothers' supercult feature; screens as part of the "Day of the Dude." April 19-21, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., April 20, 2 & 4:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Carancho: A love story set in Argentina of a lawyer looking for clients injured in traffic accidents and a physician who treats them. Through April 18; Through April 21. $10. Queen of the Sun: Documentary on bees. Through April 14. $6-$10. It's the Paul Meienberg Show: Film historian presents B-movies and plays piano. Tonight's features are Ladies Love Danger and Girl in 313. Wed., April 13, 7 p.m. $10. The Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show: Comedy performance by humorist who has collected kitschy mid-20th-century American artifacts. Thu., April 14, 8 p.m. $25. Some Days Are Better than Others: Matt McCormick's Portland slacker movie stars Carrie Brownstein and James Mercer. April 15-21. $6-$10. Even the Rain: During the filming in Bolivia of a movie on Christopher Columbus, the local population protests big corporations' plans to privatize the water supply. Directed by Icíar Bollaín. April 15-18; April 20-21. $6-$10. Playback: 2006-2010: Experimental film from Artists' Television Access. Tue., April 19, 7:30 p.m. $10. www.atasite.org. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Jerzy Grotowski Workcenter Films: Two films — The Constant Prince by Jerzy Grotowski: Reconstruction (2005) and Action in Aya Irini (2004) — examine the work and methodology of the Polish director, a pioneer in contemporary experimental theater. Thu., April 14, 7 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Victoria Theatre. San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival: Stage show and screenings. Fri., April 15, 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. www.peacheschrist.com. 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.

VIZ Cinema. Sakura Sakura: Toru Ichikawa's feature about an international love affair. Through April 14, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 99 Years of Love: Sugako Hashida's episodic Japanese film about the Japanese-American experience. April 16-20, 10:30 a.m. $5 donation. The Taste of Tea: Katsuhito Ishii's feature screens as a benefit for Japan. Sun., April 17, 3:30 p.m. $10 donation. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Fearless: Chinese Independent Documentaries": Through April 21. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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