Arthouse Movie Listings for April 27-May 3, 2011

Artists' Television Access. "elementals of media UNCAGED": Free Form Film Festival presents new performance, documentary, and experimental works. Thu., April 28, 8 p.m. $6. "Art From Below": Other Cinema: Lucy Walker's Waste Land. Sat., April 30, 8:30 p.m. $6. www.othercinema.com. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. The King's Speech: 2011 Best Picture and Best Actor. Wed., April 27, 3, 5:30 & 8 p.m. Black Swan: Darren Aronofsky uses ballet for his own purposes. Thu., April 28, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:05 p.m. Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Steven Spielberg double feature. Fri., April 29, 2, 4:20 & 7 p.m. "Tindersticks: Claire Denis Film Scores": 70-minute montage of scenes from Denis' films. Mon., May 2, 8:30 p.m. $25-$30. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Contemporary Jewish Museum. Sol LeWitt: 4 Decades: This documentary on artist Sol Lewitt, is followed by a conversation with SFMOMA curator Gary Garrels. Thu., April 28, 7:30 p.m. free with $5 museum admission. 736 Mission (at Third St.), 655-7800, www.thecjm.org.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Last Boy Scout: Yell back at Bruce Willis. Sun., May 1, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Bill Cunningham New York: Documentary on well-known New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. Through April 28. $8-$10.50. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Valley Girl: Martha Coolidge's '80s classic. Through April 27, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., April 27, 2 p.m. Manhattan: Woody Allen. April 28-29, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. The Room: Tommy Wiseau's locally produced cult film. April 30, midnight. Midnites for Maniacs Benefit for the Red Vic: Programmer Jesse Ficks presents trailers, short films, memorabilia for sale, and more. Sat., April 30, 7:30 p.m. $10-$100 donation. Moulin Rouge: Baz Luhrmann's musical. Sun., May 1, 2 & 4:30 p.m.; May 1-2, 7 & 9:25 p.m. William Burroughs: A Man Within: Yony Leyser's documentary. May 3-4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., May 4, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Some Days Are Better than Others: Debut film by Matt McCormick exploring depression and art as refuge among three characters. Through April 28. $6-$10. Red, White & Blue: Simon Rumley's horror feature. Through May 4. $6-$10. Super: Dark comedy by director James Gunn about a man who fights crime as a self-styled superhero with no powers. Through May 4. $6-$10. Stake Land: A small group of people fight vampires who've taken over cities and towns in the U.S. heartland. April 29-May 5. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. American Teacher: Documentary about the state of education and teachers. Tue., May 3, 6:30 p.m. $13. fest11.sffs.org. 1881 Post (at Fillmore), 929-4650, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.

 
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