Arthouse Movie Listings January 25-31

Artists' Television Access. Croatian Animations: Historical works from 1957-1978 by Nikola Kostelac, Vatroslav Mimica, Zlatko Grgic, and others. Sun., Jan. 29, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Noir City X: Tenth anniversary showcase of popular noir films. Through Jan. 29. $10-$15. 621-6120. www.noircity.com. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Center for Sex & Culture. John Leslie Memorial Gathering: A service commemorating the life of the man best known for his career as an actor and director of adult films. His longtime colleague Richard Pacheco and his widow Kathleen Nuzzo will be present. Sun., Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. free; donations accepted. 1349 Mission (at 10th St.), 902-2071, www.sexandculture.org.

San Francisco Main Library. 2012: Part of Apocalyptic Visions: Films About the End of the World As We Know It. Thu., Jan. 26, noon. free. Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction: The first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth's life support systems from an unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Sun., Jan. 29, 1 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos: Japanese anime film. Through Jan. 26. $10-$11. Sleeping Beauty (2011): Depiction of a young woman’s forays into her erotic desires. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Through Feb. 2. $9-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Film and Video. Liquid Lunch: Guest curator Antonella Bonfanti presents works dedicated to beverages including The Three Stooges in Beer Barrel Polecats (1946), excerpts from America On The Rocks (1973), an excerpt including an indulging parrot from the Universal Newsreel series Stranger Then Fiction (1934), The Glug (1981), and Sex, Booze and Those Pills We Take (1982). Thu., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. The Dog and Pony Show: Guest curator Kat Shuchter presents vintage films including Horse Shy (1928) starring Edward Everett Horton, Teach Your Dog Tricks (1951), Ponies (1972), Bad Dog (1973), Dude Ranch in Dudin' (1955), and Tex Avery's Doggone Tired (1949); see a live-performance of "Hound Dog" by veteran Elvis impersonator Dr. Elvis. Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Strangest of the Strange Sinema: A 4-Year Anniversary Extravaganza: The 48th installment of Oddball Films' series highlighting the strangest in cinema. RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Into the Abyss: Werner Herzog documentary on a death penalty case. Through Feb. 2. $6.50-$10. Warren Ellis: Captured Ghost: Film about Warren Ellis. Wed., Jan. 25, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6.50-$10. The Upsetters: Film about Lee Perry. Thu., Jan. 26, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. Sing Your Song: Documentary on actor, singer, activist Harry Belafonte. Jan. 27-Feb. 2. $6.50-$10. Drive: Experimental, multigenre film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Through Feb. 2. $6.50-$10. Eames: The Architect and the Painter: Documentary on influential husband-and-wife 20th-century design team. Jan. 28-29. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. On Photography: Elisabeth Subrin's The Fancy: In conjunction with the exhibition "Francesca Woodman," SF Cinematheque presents a film portrait of the late photographer. Thu., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. $10. 151 Third St. (at Minna), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. British Arrows Awards: Formerly known as the British Television Advertising Awards; subject matter is British commercials, PSAs, and social networking efforts described as "sly, sexy, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes somber." Jan. 26-29, 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $8-10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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