Arthouse Movie Listings October 19-25

Artists' Television Access. 6th ATA Film & Video Festival: Networking, screenings, and workshops. Wednesdays-Fridays, Sundays. Through Oct. 23. Periwinkle Queer Cinema: Sex Magick & Alter-Egos: Shorts about rituals, transformation, bizarre sexuality, and occult practices. Wed., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Rosemary's Baby and Inferno: Horror double feature. Wed., Oct. 19. $7.50-$10. Berlin & Beyond Film Festival: New German cinema including appearances by filmmakers. Oct. 20-26. $9-$12. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Dead Snow: Part of the "Bad Movie Night" series. Sun., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Weekend: Romantic comedy. Through Oct. 20. $8.25-$10.50. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Lumiere Theatre. Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame: Tsui Hark's Chinese historical narrative. Through Oct. 20. $8.25-$10.50. 1572 California (at Polk), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Mechanics' Institute Library. Manhattan Melodrama : Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Fri., Oct. 21, 6 p.m. $10. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

Meridian Gallery. Madams of the Barbary Coast: A film about San Francisco's original sex workers and those trying to end the slave trade. Fri., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. free. 398-7229. 535 Powell (at Bush), 398-7229, www.meridiangallery.org.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. The Sleeping Beauty: Film by French auteur Catherine Breillat. Through Oct. 21, 3, 5, 7 & 9 p.m. $10-$11. Orbit(film): A program of short films about our solar system. Mon., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. $15-$25. 525-8600. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Film and Video. "It's a Small World After All": Films intended to draw visitors to certain locations include Come to Los Angeles (1978), Picturesque Japan (1951), Brooklyn Goes to New Orleans (1957), and New York World's Fair (World of Tomorrow) (1940). Fri., Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m. $10. Films on Filmmaking: Works exploring cinematic techniques include The Art of the Motion Picture (1973), Frame-by-Frame: The Art of Animation (1973), Filmmaking in the Classroom (1969), and Claymation (1978). Sat., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. The San Francisco Documentary Festival: Films from around the world. Through Oct. 27. $11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA Museum Store. Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide: Artist introduces her 2009 film about a woman digging for clams. Thu., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. The Vortex Incarnate: Satan-themed films include Image of the Beast (1980) and Devil Dog — Hound of Hell (1978). Thu., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. $6.66. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Imagecity: Selections from Video Cubano: Recent video works from The 8th Floor featuring artists based in Cuba. Thursdays-Sundays; first Tuesday of every month. Through Jan. 17, 2012. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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