Arthouse Movie Listings March 7-13, 2012

The Castro Theatre. Manhattan and Welcome to L.A.: East meets West in this double feature of Woody Allen's love letter to New York, and sexual adventures and failed affairs in SoCal. Wed., March 7. $7.50-$10. Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' Midnite for Maniacs triple feature.: The theme is "grunge love," featuring Reality Bites (1994), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Freeway (1996). Fri., March 9, 7:15 p.m. $12. Children of Paradise: Newly restored version of the French classic. Second showing at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 10, 2:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. My Week With Marilyn: Film based on the missing chapter from Simon Curtis' memoir. Tue., March 13, 2:30 p.m.; Wed., March 14, 4:45, 7 & 9:10 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye: Documentary on industrial music pioneer and performance artist undergoing surgery along with his wife to closely resemble each other. March 9-15. $8.25-$10. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Mechanics' Institute Library. Song of Summer: BBC drama about composer Frederick Delius. Fri., March 9, 6 p.m. $10. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

Multiple Bay Area locations. The San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival: Annual Asian American film festival. March 8-18. $11-$12. multiple Bay Area locations.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. San Francisco Green Film Festival: Films featuring green issues and sustainable living. Through March 7. $11-$50. www.sfgreenfilmfest.org. The Long Day Closes: Directed by Terence Davies. Thu., March 8, 2:30 & 8:30 p.m. $9-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. The Idea of India: Films exploring the never ending facets of Indian culture. Thu., March 8, 8 p.m. $10. Mighty Mr. Marshall McLuhan: Curated by Antonella Bonfanti. Fri., March 9, 8 p.m. $10. The Conscious Clock: Perspectives on Time and Reality: Curated by Joe Garrity. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8117, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Randall Museum. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time: A film about a man's contribution to the conservation movement. Thu., March 8, 7:30 p.m. Donation. 199 Museum (at Roosevelt), 554-9600, www.randallmuseum.org.

Roxie Theater. Hollywood Before the Code: Nasty-Ass Films for a Nasty-Ass World: Motion pictures made before the industry imposed its own decency standards. Through March 8. $11. 863-1087. Straight Outta Hunters Point 2: Sequel to groundbreaking documentary about San Francisco neighborhood; Pariah: Story of an African-American teenager's struggles with herself and her family as she comes to terms with being a lesbian; Lou Harrison: A World of Music: Documentary about the classical musician with VIP reception benefitting Harrison House Music & Arts. March 9-15. $6.50-$10. The Slasher Genre: Course by San Francisco Film Society on horror films taught by Aaron Kerner. Mon., March 12, 7 p.m. $20. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

 
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