Arthouse Movie Listings July 18-24, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Something Queer ... : Featuring short films Together People, Intermission, The Worm Episode, and The Bad Breast or The Strange Case of Theda Lange. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m. $6. Folklore Gathering: Weaving live performance of indigenous instrumentation with a world of folkloric image and sound collected by Paris-based filmmaker Vincent Moon. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m. $8-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Balboa Theater. Dark Knight 35mm Marathon: See all three Dark Knight movies in a row, the only San Francisco 35mm showings. Thu., July 19, 6 p.m. $25. 3630 Balboa (at 38th Ave.), 221-2184, www.balboamovies.com.

The Castro Theatre. Dark Shadows: Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, and Helena Bonham Carter. Wed., July 18. $8.50-$11. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: The largest Jewish film festival in the world celebrates its 32nd anniversary. This year's festival presents a record-breaking program of over 60 films from 17 countries. July 19-26. $25. www.sfjff.org. Zero Hour and Airplane: Zero Hour is the near-disaster film that became the basis for the parody, Airplane. Fri., July 20. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Fast & Furious: Part four of Bad Movie Night's Fast and Furious series. Sun., July 22, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Ballplayer: Pelotero: Documentary that follows two prospects from the Dominican Republic as they train to become professional baseball players. Through July 19. $8-$11. Bonsái: An existential romance based on Chilean author Alejandro Zambra's novella. Through July 19. A Burning Hot Summer: Reviewed on page19. $8-$11. 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. Picture This: Image- Making from the Scratch Pad to the Silver Screen: A look at the ways we immortalize the stuff of life. Includes: Trikfilm (1973), Boogie Doodle (1941), and Moving X-Rays (1950). Thu., July 19, 8 p.m. $10. So You Think You Know Dance?: An evening dedicated to the art of dance. Includes: A Dancer's World (1957), A Study in Choreography for the Camera (1945), and The Babbitt and the Bromide (1945). Fri., July 20, 8 p.m. $10. RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Crazy Wisdom: Documentary on the Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Through July 19. $6.50-$10. Beyond the Black Rainbow: Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Through July 19. $6.50-$10. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present: A documentary about the "grandmother of performance art." Tuesdays, Thursdays. Through July 19. $6.50. Romantics Anonymous: Reviewed on page 15. July 20-26. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Film Society Screen. Dark Horse: Reviewed on page 14. Thu., July 19, 9 p.m. $9-$11. 1746 Post St., 561-5000, www.sffs.org.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Seconds: A middle-aged businessman is reborn as someone else through a mysterious organization known only as The Company. Thu., July 19, 7 p.m. $5. 151 3rd St., 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Documentaries of Ai Weiwei: A collection of documentaries by Chinese activist Ai Weiwei, featuring Fairytale, Ordos 100, and So Sorry. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through July 29. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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