Arthouse Movie Listings January 18-24

The Castro Theatre. Lenny and American: The Bill Hicks Story: Double feature of biopics about unconventional comedians Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks. Wed., Jan. 18. $7.50-$10. Noir City X: Tenth anniversary showcase of popular noir films. Jan. 20-29. $10-$15. 621-6120. www.noircity.com. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Part of the "Bad Movie Night" series. Sun., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

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

San Francisco Main Library. The Road: Part of Apocalyptic Visions: Films About the End of the World As We Know It. Thu., Jan. 19, noon. free. sfpl.org. Chalk — A Film Screening: A product of the "homeless" actors' workshop Tenderloin Action Group (TAG). Sat., Jan. 21, 1 p.m. free. Larkin (at Grove), 557-4000, www.sfpl.org.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Harakiri and Yojimbo: Double feature of influential Japanese films. Wed., Jan. 18. $10-$11. Sanjuro and Seven Samurai: Double feature of influential Japanese movies. Thu., Jan. 19. $10-$11. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos: Japanese anime film. Jan. 20-26. $10-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Film and Video. I'm Me, And You?: Exploring Identities of Self and Other: Guest curator Joe Garrity presents works exploring the complexities of identity including Me: A Self Awareness Film (1975), an episode of the cartoon series The Most Important Person, I'm The Only Me! (1972), Square Pegs and Round Holes (1973), I'm Me and Want to Be (1975), What Do We Look Like To Others? (1972), Adolescence: Crisis or Opportunity (1975), and Ego (1970). Thu., Jan. 19, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Everyday Sunshine: A documentary about the band Fishbone. Through Jan. 19. $6.50-$10. 863-1087. www.fishbonedocumentary.com. Drive: Experimental, multigenre film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Through Jan. 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. Thu., Jan. 19. $6.50-$10. Fight Life: Documentary on modern-day professional fighters in mixed martial arts. Sat., Jan. 21, 7 & 9 p.m. $15-$50. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Luminaries: SECA Film Awards: Selection of works from an experimental-film awards program that ran from 1973-98. Thu., Jan. 19, 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. Continues through Jan. 22. Red Desert: Antonioni's first color film (1964) looks at the spiritual desolation of the technological age. Through Sun., Jan. 22, 2 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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