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Arthouse Movie Listings February 29-March 6 

Wednesday, Feb 29 2012
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The Castro Theatre. Stairway to Heaven and The Music Lovers: Double feature on an RAF pilot who must plead for his life, and a Ken Russell film on the life of Tchaikovsky. Wed., Feb. 29. $7.50-$10. Funny Face and Love Streams: A double feature, the first starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, the second starring Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes. Thu., March 1. $7.50-$10. Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes: Double feature of films from 1968 and 1970 that envision a future Earth that is ruled by great apes. Fri., March 2. $7.50-$10. Scary Cow 16th Short Film Festival: Short works from members of a San Francisco co-op, in which the winners get cash grants to make more films. Sat., March 3. $15-$40. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The 2011 adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling novel. Sun., March 4. $7.50-$10. Lou Harrison: A World of Music: Documentary about the classical musician; VIP reception; benefits Harrison House Music & Arts. Tue., March 6. $25-$125. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.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.

Mechanics' Institute Library. Moulin Rouge: Original 1952 rendition starring Zsa Zsa Gabor. Fri., March 2, 6 p.m. $10. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Roadie: Directed by Michael Cuesta. Through Feb. 29, 2:30, 5, 7 & 9:15 p.m. $9-$11. San Francisco Green Film Festival: Films featuring green issues and sustainable living. Some events to take place at the Superfrog Gallery. March 1-7. $11-$50. www.sfgreenfilmfest.org. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. Bass on Titles: Works highlighting legendary graphic designer, filmmaker, and title producer Saul Bass include the documentary Bass on Titles (1982), Notes on the Popular Arts (1977), The Searching Eye (1964), and A Short Film on Solar Energy (1980). Thu., March 1, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Act Like A Toaster: Guest curator Soumyaa Kapil Behrens and Oddball Films present works on the brain and its potentialities including Why Man Creates (1968); an episode of Hot Dog: The Show About Stuff (1970) starring Woody Allen, JoAnne Worley, and Jonathan Winters; Flight, A New Awareness (1973); Age of Invention (1984); and From Trees to Paper (1960s). Fri., March 2, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Stop-Motion Explosion: Oddball Films and guest curator Kat Shuchter present stop-motion animation works, including original 1957 Gumby shorts, Frog and Toad Together (1987), The Munchers (1973), Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards (1986), and The Ant and the Grasshopper (1967). Sat., March 3, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8117, >www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Roxie Theater. Straight Outta Hunters Point 2: Sequel to groundbreaking documentary about San Francisco neighborhood. Through March 8. $6.50-$10. Curse of the Shaolin: Comedic documentary using archival footage, dubbed kung-fu movie excerpts, and puppets to tell the story of the Shaolin warriors of Chinatown. Wed., Feb. 29. $6.50-$10. Pariah: Story of an African-American teenager's struggles with herself and her family as she comes to terms with being a lesbian. March 2-8. $6.50-$10. Hollywood Before the Code: Nasty-Ass Films for a Nasty-Ass World: Motion pictures made before the industry imposed its own decency standards. March 2-8. $11. 863-1087. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Art Institute. Terry Zwigoff: Terry Zwigoff talks about his documentary Crumb.. Wed., Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m. free. 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

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