Arthouse Movie Listings August 31-September 6

Artists' Television Access. Naco Es Chido: Directed by Sergio Arau. Wed., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. $7. OpenScreening: Monthly open-submission screening of film shorts with feedback from attendees. Thu., Sept. 1, 8 p.m. $5. "By Chance and by Sleight of Hand": Multimedia collaboration involving Leyna Marika Papach (New York), Jerry Smith (Oakland), Jim Haynes (Berkeley), and Thomas Carnacki (Berkeley). Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Cary Grant: Definitive Star: Film retrospective. Aug. 31-Sept. 6. $7.50-$10. Philadelphia Story and Holiday: Cary Grant double feature. Wed., Aug. 31, 2:50, 7 & 9:05 p.m. $7.50-$10. Arsenic and Old Lace and The Awful Truth: Cary Grant double feature. Thu., Sept. 1, 3, 7 & 9:15 p.m. $7.50-$10. North by Northwest and Charade: Cary Grant double feature. Fri., Sept. 2, 2:20, 7 & 9:25 p.m. $7.50-$10. Bringing Up Baby and Monkey Business: Cary Grant double feature. Sat., Sept. 3, 3, 3:55 & 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. Bringing Up Baby and I Was a Male War Bride: Cary Grant double feature. Sun., Sept. 4, 7 & 8:55 p.m. $7.50-$10. His Girl Friday and Only Angels Have Wings: Cary Grant double feature. Mon., Sept. 5, 2:50, 7 & 8:45 p.m. $7.50-$10. Notorious and Suspicion : Cary Grant double feature. Tue., Sept. 6, 3, 7 & 8:55 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Snakes on a Train: A part of "Bad Movie Night." Sun., Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

de Young Museum. "From 'Babette's Feast' to 'Julie and Julia': Food and Wine in the Movies": Talk by film critic Jan Wahl. Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK, in Golden Gate Park), 750-3600, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including Q+A 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.

Lumiere Theatre. !Women Art Revolution: Lynn Hershman Leeson's documentary on the feminist art movement. Through Sept. 1. $8.25-$10.50. 1572 California (at Polk), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Main Library. The Making of Life: A Cosmic Story: The making of Life: A Cosmic Story.. Tue., Sept. 6, 6 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Everybody's Dying Here: Film on feminist Mexican punk-rock band. Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. $8-$10. 2868 Mission (at 24th St.), 821-1155, www.missionculturalcenter.org.

Oddball Film and Video. "From Here to There: Navigation: by People, Animals and Phenomena": Guest curator Jay Schwartz of Secret Cinema screens promotional films, training films, and other "insider" items intended for corporate, military, and other viewers. Fri., Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Top Secret: Films You Weren't Supposed to See": Guest curator Jay Schwartz of Secret Cinema screens films from World War II through the 1970s not intended for the general public. Sat., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure: Directed by Matthew Bate. Through Sept. 7. $7-$10. Vigilante Vigilante: Directed by Max Good. Through Sept. 1. $7-$10. Love Exposure: Feature directed by Sion Sono. Sept. 2-8. $6-$10. Bellflower: Evan Glodell directed this feature about two friends on a violent journey. Sept. 2-7. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

Top of the Mark. Wind Down with Wine and a Movie: Screening of films shot in San Francisco. Tue., Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m. free. One Nob Hill, 999 California (at Mason), 616-6916, www.topofthemark.com.

 
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