Arthouse Movie Listings March 14-20, 2012

Artists' Television Access. When it Was Blue: Jennifer Reeves' now completed work about the fragility of our planet. Fri., March 16, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Colectivo Cinema Errante presents: Brazilian voices of cinema: Madame Satã: A performer becomes a celebrity in 1930s Rio de Janeiro. Sun., March 18, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. My Week with Marilyn: Film based on the missing chapter from Simon Curtis' memoir. Wed., March 14, 4:45, 7 & 9:10 p.m. $7.50-$10. Double Feature: A Dangerous Method + Carnage: Films about psychological and intellectual self-discovery. Thu., March 15, 3:15, 5, 7 & 8:55 p.m. $7.50-$10. Double Feature: Possession + The Tenant: A very unhappily married couple living in West Berlin (Possession), and a man begins to appropriate the personality of his apartment's previous tenant (The Tenant). Fri., March 16, 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. Pam Grier Is Live and in Person!: Pam Grier live performance. Sat., March 17, 8 p.m. $25-$55. The Decedents : An indifferent father (George Clooney) of two daughters must reexamine his life after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. Sun., March 18, 2:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A spy comes out of retirement to expose a mole in MI6. Tue., March 20, 2:30 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 better resemble each other. Through March 15. $8.25-$10. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Mechanics' Institute Library. Ballets Russes: Documentary about the early 20th century Russian dance troupe Ballets Russes. Fri., March 16, 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. Through March 18. $11-$12. www.caamedia.org

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Kill List : Directed by Ben Wheatley. March 16-22, 2:30, 5, 7 & 9 p.m. $9-$11. The Island President: Directed by Jon Shenk. Tue., March 20, 7 p.m. $9-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. Free to Be You and Me: Guest curator Kat Shuchter presents the 1974 TV broadcast. The show aimed to teach kids values including gender and race-equality, tolerance, selflessness, and singing and dancing. Thu., March 15, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Fooled by a Feeling: Emily Schleiner presents works on "self-fulfilling prophecies, wacky prejudice, and, ultimately, the process of making difficult choices" including excerpts from Optimist-Pessimist: Which Are You? as well as Dr. Seuss on the Loose: The Sneetches, The Zax, and Green Eggs and Ham (1973), Square Pegs, Round Holes (1974), The Superstition of the Black Cat (1934), Laurel and Hardy's One Good Turn (1933), and Human Image: What is the Good Life? (1970s). Fri., March 16, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Get Lucky: Margaret Jamieson presents works on "good luck, bad luck, lady luck, or no luck at all" including The Golden Fish (1959), The Superstition of Walking Under a Ladder (1934), Don't Push Your Luck (1967), Lucky Charms commercials, and an episode of The Fred Waring Show. Sat., March 17, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8117, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Roxie Theater. Pariah: Story of an African-American teenager's struggles with herself and her family as she comes to terms with being a lesbian. Through March 15. $6.50-$10. Straight Outta Hunters Point 2: Sequel to groundbreaking documentary about San Francisco neighborhood. Through March 18. $6.50-$10. Lou Harrison: A World of Music: Documentary about the classical musician. Through March 15. $6.50-$10. Fake It So Real: A group of pro wrestlers in North Carolina prepare for a big show and collide with the troubles of the working-class South; The FP: In a dystopian future, two rival gangs battle over a rural wasteland called Frazier Park in the deadly arena of a competitive dance-fight videogame; Crazy Horse: A look inside the Paris-based nude dance show founded in 1951; Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie: Two men get $1 billion to make a movie, squander the money, then have to make it back. March 16-22. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

 
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