Arthouse Movie Listings August 15-21, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Lateral Mobility: Creative Works about Getting By: A farewell screening/fundraiser, with readings and performances by S.F. artists. Thu., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $6. Watch This: A program celebrating the work of visual experimentalists. Fri., Aug. 17, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Double features: The African Queen and The Man Who Would be King, Wed., Aug. 15. $8.50-$11. Cinema Paradiso and A Useful Life, Thu., Aug. 16. $8.50-$11. The Women and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Fri., Aug. 17. $8.50-$11. The Godfather and Goodfellas, Sat., Aug. 18. $8.50-$11. Brokeback Mountain and Red River, Sun., Aug. 19. $8.50-$11. 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. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Aug. 25. $20. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man: Part of the Mickey Rourke Bad Movie Night series. Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. The Moth Diaries: A new student disrupts the dynamics between a close group of friends at an elite girls' boarding school. Through Aug. 16. $10-$11. Battle Royale: A 12-year-old genre mash-up apocalyptic film from Japan. Through Aug. 16. $9-$11. "Love in the City": A series of Italian films about love. Tue., Aug. 21. $8-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. Hay Fever!: A selection of 16mm shorts celebrating the horse. Thu., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $10. Kooks, Eccentrics and Other Visionaries: A selection of films celebrating obsessions. Includes High Wire (1984), Lopsideland (1969), and Jerry's Restaurant (1976). Fri., Aug. 17, 8 p.m. $10. RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Shock and Noir: Presented by Johnny Legend. Includes strange TV from the 1950s and early '60s. Wed., Aug. 15. $11. An Evening with Sacred Bones: Music videos, short films, works-in-progress and a special 35mm screening of Eraserhead. Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. $15. The Beauty of the Real: A celebration of French film actresses. Includes 14 French films, seven of which have never been commercially released in the U.S. Aug. 17-23. $10-$15. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Part of Cindy Sherman Selects. Thu., Aug. 16, 7 p.m. $5. 151 Third St. (at Minna), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Streets of Fire and Captain Apache: Part 3 in the Vortex's "5 Weeks of Cinematic Pop." Thu., Aug. 16, 9 p.m. $7. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Kuroneko: Part of YBCA's "Kaneto Shindo Remembered." Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 2 p.m. $10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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