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Arthouse Movie Listings January 4-10 

Wednesday, Jan 4 2012
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The Castro Theatre. Bill Cunningham New York and Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child: A double feature of documentaries about New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham and the street artist Jean-Michael Basquiat. Wed., Jan. 4. $7.50-$10. Melancholia: An exploration of two sisters' relationship as the apocalypse nears. Thu., Jan. 5. $7.50-$10. Weekend: A French couple travel across the countryside in order to collect an inheritance. Jan. 6-8. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

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

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.

San Francisco Main Library. Children of Men: Part of Apocalyptic Visions: Films About the End of the World As We Know It. Thu., Jan. 5, noon. free. sfpl.org. Word Is Out: Some of the Stories of Our Lives: A group portrait of 26 lesbians and gay men who recount humorous and harrowing tales of being gay in the U.S. The film premiered at the Castro Theater in 1977. This program features clips of outtakes never released, and a panel of four of the filmmakers: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Lucy Massie-Phenix, and Veronica Selver. Tue., Jan. 10, 6 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Paul Goodman Changed My Life: Documentary on influential yet obscure 20th-century thinker and activist. Through Jan. 5. $8-$11. Stray Dog: A rookie detective tracks the pickpocket who stole his gun through post-WWII Japan. Jan. 4-6. $10. King of Devil's Island: Reform-school boys battle subjugation in an institution off the coast of Norway. Jan. 6-12. $8-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Roxie Cinema. Everyday Sunshine: A documentary about the band Fishbone. Jan. 9-12. $6.50-$10. 863-1087. 3117 16th St., 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

Roxie Theater. Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?: A film. See filmmaker Saul Landau in person. Wed., Jan. 4. $6.50-$10. Eames: The Architect and the Painter: Documentary on husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames. Through Jan. 5. $6.50-$10. Moneyball: Narrative starring Brad Pitt based on the Michael Lewis book covering the winning baseball strategy of the Oakland A's and their general manager Billy Beane. Through Jan. 5. $6.50-$10. It Came From Detroit: Meet the filmmaker. Thu., Jan. 5. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sharon Lockhart Films: Program 1: Pine Flat (2005) was filmed over three years in the Sierra Nevada foothills; it's about the interactions of children with their local surroundings. Thu., Jan. 5, 7 p.m. free-$5. 151 3rd St., 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

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. Through Jan. 22. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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