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Arthouse Movie Listings January 11-17 

Wednesday, Jan 11 2012

Amnesia. Apocalypse, Now?: Stories about the apocalypse. Sat., Jan. 14. Free. 97012. 853 Valencia (at 20th St.), 97012,

The Castro Theatre. The Mill & The Cross: A staging of Pieter Bruegel's painting Way to Cavalry. Wed., Jan. 11. Incendies: A brother and sister travel the world in search of lost family members, and the life story of their late mother. Thu., Jan. 12. $7.50-$10. Army of Darkness, American Psycho, and Alice Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare: Celebrate Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' 36th birthday with a triple feature themed "The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste." Fri., Jan. 13. $12. German Gems: A one-day showcase of some of the best new German films (subtitled). Sat., Jan. 14. $7.50-$10. Sweet Smell of Success and The Duellists: A columnist and a press agent seek to destroy the career of a young musician in Sweet Smell of Success, and a feud among officers in Napoleon's army continues in The Duellists. Sun., Jan. 15. $7.50-$10. Wattstax and The Black Power Mixtape: Double feature of films in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mon., Jan. 16. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Part of the "Bad Movie Night" series. Sun., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Delancey Street Theater. Souls of Splendor: At just under 25 minutes, Souls of Splendor tells the story of a gay comic book store clerk and artist in San Francisco's relationship with himself, his art, and those around him. Q&A and refreshment to follow the feature. Thu., Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $5. Embarcadero (at Brannan), 512-5153,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Carnage: Film by Roman Polanski on two sets of parents’ fighting (literally) over a violent episode between their sons. Jan. 13-19. $8.50-$10. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893,

Excelsior Branch Library. A Brush with the Tenderloin: By Paige Bierma. A monthly film night hosted by the Excelsior Film Festival (ESFF) featuring short & feature films by local independent film artists. Tue., Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. free. 4 Mission (at Cotter), 355-2868,

San Francisco Main Library. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Part of "Apocalyptic Visions: Films About the End of the World As We Know It." Thu., Jan. 12, noon. free. ITVS Community Cinema: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock: A film about Bates, heroine of the civil rights movement, who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. in 1957. Tue., Jan. 17, 5:45 p.m. free. Larkin (at Grove), 557-4,

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. King of Devil's Island: Reform-school boys battle subjugation in an institution off the coast of Norway. Through Jan. 12. $8-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630,

Oddball Film and Video. Soul Music Spectacular": Rare films of the 1960s and '70s including James Brown: The Man, Aretha Franklin: Soul Singer, Black Music in America: From Then Till Now, and footage of JB Hutto, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells performing. Thu., Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to Freedom From Flight: Cinema of Seclusion: Guest curator Carl Elsaesser presents shorts exploring the effects of isolation including The Red Balloon (1956), Discovering Insects: Solitary Wasps (1950s), What Time Is Your Body? (1962), and Neurotic Behavior (1965). Fri., Jan. 13, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112,

Roxie Theater. Everyday Sunshine: A documentary about the band Fishbone. Through Jan. 19. $6.50-$10. 863-1087. Drive: Experimental, multigenre film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Jan. 13-19. $6.50-$10. Battle for Brooklyn: Documentary on the battle over a commercial real estate project involving a pro basketball arena. Screens with a short called The Tragedy of Eminent Domain: The destruction and survival of a New York City neighborhood. Fri., Jan. 13; Thu., Jan. 19. $6.50-$10. Splinters: Documentary about surfing in the Third World. Sat., Jan. 14. $6.50-$10. Silent Souls: A story of two Russian friends as they bury and bid farewell to one's recently deceased wife. Jan. 14-15. $6.50-$10. Cleanflix: A documentary about Mormons who "sanitize" films for video stores. Jan. 15-17. $6.50-$10. Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary About the Band Called KARP: Music film; director Bill Badgley appears in person. Sun., Jan. 15, 4 p.m. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sharon Lockhart Films: Program 2: Screening are Podworka (9) and No (3). Podworka documents children in Poland who create play spaces in parking lots, storage units, and other abandoned urban structures. No is about the work of a Japanese peasant couple as they bundle and spread hay in a field. Thu., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. free-$5. 151 3rd St., 357-0,

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. Continues through Jan. 22. Nicholas Ray Rediscovered" Double feature: We Can't Go Home Again is a restoration of the director's previously unseen final work made with students at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Don't Expect Too Much is a documentary by Susan Ray, his widow, exploring how his final film came to be. Thu., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 15, 2 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,

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