Arthouse Movie Listings August 1-7, 2012

Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: The only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Thu., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $5. Sight Unseen: high/low: Includes: Susan Blond (2011), David Bienenstock (2011), Drive by Modernism (2012), and Bel Air (2011). Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. The Maltese Falcon and The Asphalt Jungle: A double feature of two classic films. Aug. 1-2. $8.50-$11. Disco 4Eva Triple Feature: Part of Midnite for Maniacs. Featuring: Roller Boogie, Xanadu, and Car Wash. Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. $13. Castro Theatre's 90th Anniversary Celebration: An extravaganza of special events and screenings honoring the history of the movie palace. Aug. 4-5. $8.50-$15. Anniversary festivities start at 1 p.m. and The Big Sleep begins at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. $8.50-$15. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. The Princess Bride: Live!: The Princess Bride performed live for the 25th anniversary of the movie. Starting Aug. 2. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25. $20. 9 1/2 Weeks: The assistant of an art gallery gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Aug. 5, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

de Young Museum. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover: The wife of a restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a patron. Fri., Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK, in Golden Gate Park), 750-3600, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Femina Potens. Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday: Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including Q+A sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mike: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558, www.feminapotens.org.

Oddball Films. Ravenous Caverns: An evening that weaves together a collection of eco-based nature films with live electronic sound curated and performed by Amanda A. Hendricks. Thu., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Space Transformations: An evening of rare and newly-preserved films about space. Fri., Aug. 3, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Roxie Theater. Shit Year: An actress abandons her successful career for a secluded life in the hills. Through Aug. 2, 7 p.m. $6.50-$10. Hard Ticket to Hawaii: The sequel to Malibu Express, starring former Playmates as action heroes. Wed., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. Weird Cinema: An H.P. Lovecraft Double Feature: Featuring From Beyond and The Whisperer in Darkness, with a special appearance by the filmmakers. Thu., Aug. 2. $6.50-$10. Klown: Follows two inappropriate friends as they run amok through the Danish countryside. Aug. 3-9. $6.50-$10. Bill W.: A new documentary about the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Aug. 3-9. $6.50-$10. El Chivito: Asi Es Mi Vida: Documentary about the life story of the last surviving member of Los Tres Diamantes. Fri., Aug. 3. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Film Society Screen. Sacrifice: Adaptation of Yuan dynasty-era Orphan of Zhao. Through Aug. 2. $8-$11. The Devil, Probably: Directed by Robert Bresson (1977). Aug. 3-9. $9-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 561-5000, www.sffs.org.

Vogue Theatre. City Scenes, Installment 4: folkYEAH and CinemaSF host experimental pop musician John Vanderslice playing David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs. Plus a screening of Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep. Thu., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $15. 3290 Sacramento (at Presidio), 346-2288, www.voguesf.com.

 
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