Arthouse Movie Listings July 11-17, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Orbit(film): A program of short films about our solar system. Sat., July 14, 8 p.m. $10. Collaborations: Sound & Image: An evening of music and image with Lea Bertucci, Ryan Jewell, Bran Pos, Group Rhoda, Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz), Black Hole Cinema, and Andrew Benson. Tue., July 17, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Balboa Theater. To Rome with Love: The lives of some people in Rome, and the romances, adventures, and predicaments they get into. Directed by Woody Allen. Through July 12. $7.50-$10. 3630 Balboa St., 221-2184, www.balboamovies.com.

The Castro Theatre. Thief and Straight Time: A crime double feature. Wed., July 11. $8.50-$10. The 17th Annual Silent Film Festival: Features 17 programs of new discoveries and restorations, with live musical accompaniment. Films include: Wings, Little Toys, Pandora's Box, The Canadian, Erotikon, Stella Dallas, and The Overcoat. July 12-15. Admission varies. www.silentfilm.org. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

CineArts Empire. A Clockwork Orange: A movie directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. Wed., July 11. $7.75-$10.75. 85 W. Portal (at Vicente), 661-2539, www.cinemark.com.

Dark Room Theater. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift: Part three of The Fast and the Furious Bad Movie Night series. Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present: A documentary about the "grandmother of performance art." Through July 12. $9-$11. Ballplayer: Pelotero: Documentary that follows two prospects from the Dominican Republic as they train to become professional baseball players. July 13-19. $8-$11. Bonsái: An existential romance based on Chilean author Alejandro Zambra's novella. July 13-19. Storytellers Show: This collection of short films from around the world celebrates the universal tradition of storytelling. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. $8. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: A documentary about film, told in eight parts. Saturdays, noon. Through July 21. $8. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. Black Music In America: An evening saluting the contribution of African American artists. Includes St. Louis Blues (1929), The Wildest (1958), and James Brown — The Man (1967). Thu., July 12, 8 p.m. $10. Spooky Booky!: A program of gothic literary adaptations, including: The Hangman (1964), A Rose for Emily (1983), and The Raven (1978). Fri., July 13, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Roxie Theater. Au Revoir Béla Tarr: A double feature with works by Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr. Includes: The Man From London (2007) and The Turin Horse (2011). Through July 11. $11. Songs Along a Stony Road: Music Movies by George Csicsery and Les Blank. Thu., July 12. $6.50-$10. Crazy Wisdom: Documentary on the Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. July 13-19. $6.50-$10. The Frozen Film Festival: A film festival for Bay Area filmmakers. July 13-14. $12. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Beaver Trilogy: Three segments based on a mini-documentary, featuring "Groovin' Gary," a small-town performer from Beaver, Utah. Starring Sean Penn and Crispin Glover. Thu., July 12, 7 p.m. $5. 151 Third St., 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Union Square Park. The Artist: Part of Film Night in the Park. Sat., July 14, 5 p.m. free. 333 Post (at Powell), 831-2700.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. PhotoFilm: A five-part series presents films structured around the still photograph and how it can address the perception of time, memory, and the nature of cinema. Included are films by Agnès Varda, Raúl Ruiz, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Hollis Frampton, Jean Eustache, and Ken Jacobs. July 12-15. $8-$10. Documentaries of Ai Weiwei: A collection of documentaries by Chinese activist Ai Weiwei, including Fairytale and Disturbing the Peace.Sundays, 2 p.m. Through July 29. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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