Arthouse Movie Listings May 16-22, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Gaze:Home: International showcase of works by women filmmakers. Thu., May 17, 8 p.m. $6. CCSF Directing Students Showcase: Fri., May 18, 8 p.m. $4. Hymn to Wolves: Featuring Vanessa Renwick, whose work pays tribute to wolves and includes a live musical accompaniment. Sat., May 19, 8:30 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Sudden Impact and Robocop: A double feature: Sudden Impact (1983), Clint Eastwood's fourth Dirty Harry installment, and Robocop (1987), a police officer is brought back to life using robotic augmentations. Fri., May 18, 2:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. Children of Paradise: French story of a woman loved by four different men. Newly restored version. May 19-21, 2:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. Milk: Cleve Jones takes the stage before a screening of Milk in honor of Milk Day. Tue., May 22, 8 p.m. $15-$50. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

City College. City College of San Francisco's 12th Annual City Shorts Film Festival: Thu., May 17, 6 p.m. $2. 50 Phelan (at Ocean), 239-3000, www.ccsf.edu.

Dark Room Theater. Vampires: Part of the Bad Movie Night series. Sun., May 20, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Goethe-Institut. PhotoFilm! Part 1 — How Much Movement Does an Image Need?: Gusztav Hamos and Katja Pratschke of the Goethe Institute screen and discuss works including La Jetée (France, 1962), Der Fischmarkt und die Fische (The Fishmarket and the Fish) (Germany, 1968), Beshin Lug (Beshin Meadow) (Soviet Union/USA 1935/67, and Fremdkörper (Transposed Bodies) (Germany, 2002). Fri., May 18, 4:30 p.m. free. 530 Bush (at Grant), 263-8760, www.goethe.de.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Michael: Markus Schleinzer's drama about a pedophile and his life with a boy he has kidnapped. Through May 17. $8-$11. Here: A romantic road-trip film in which a satellite-mapping expert and photographer meet and travel together. Through May 17. $8-$11. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle and Le Rayon Vert (Summer): A double feature of works by director Eric Rohmer. May 18-24. $8-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. Trash & Treasure: Soumyaa Kapil Behrens and Oddball Films present works on things that clog the planet as well as things humans extract, including Jacques Cousteau in Sunken Treasure (1970), an excerpt from Danger: Radioactive Waste (1977), Open Pit Nickel Mining (1944), The Litterbug (1961), home movies found in the city landfill and flea markets, and The Run-Around (1970s). Thu., May 17, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Blackballed Cartoons!: Featuring Coal Black and The Sebben Dwarfs, Tokio Jokio, Little Black Sambo, All This and Rabbit Stew, The Rasslin' Match, Minnie the Moocher, Bacall to Arms, Lumber Jerks, Buried Treasure, and more. Fri., May 18, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Pop! Goes the Classroom: Guest curator Lynn Cursaro and Oddball Films present educational films from the 1960s and 1970s including Night People's Day (1971) and Pier "73" (1970s), Crash, Bang, Boom (1970), What is Rhythm? (1975), Cans (1970), and Toes Tell (1969). Sat., May 19, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Roxie Theater. I Wake Up Dreaming 2012: Les Français ont nom pour ça!: Through May 24. $10. Gerhard Richter Painting: A documentary about the artist. Through May 24. $6.50-$10. Indie Game: The Movie: Documentary on independent creators of videogames. May 18-24. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco LGBT Community Center. America's Most Unwanted: Film about homophobia in California's foster care system; foster youth from the film appear to answer audience questions. Thu., May 17, 7 p.m. $10-$25. 1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555, www.sfcenter.org.

The Vortex Room. Starship Vortex: Journey to the Seventh Planet (1965) and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). Thu., May 17, 9 p.m. $7. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Khrustalyov, My Car!, Thu., May 17, 7 p.m. $8; and Twenty Days without War, Sun., May 20, 2 p.m. $8: Parts of a series on director Aleksei Guerman. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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