Arthouse Movie Listings October 3-9, 2012

Artists' Television Access. The Invisible Present: Video art from Iran. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. 17th Annual Berlin and Beyond Film Festival: Highlights include Barbara, Baikonur, Faust, Combat Girls, The Foster Boy, The Door, and The Tin Drum. Through Oct. 4. $11-$18. berlinbeyond.com. "F#*k Urban Sprawl": Midnites for Maniacs triple feature of Candyman, District 9, and Attack the Block. Fri., Oct. 5. $13. Double features: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice: Sat., Oct. 6, $8.50-$11; Frankenstein and The Spirit of the Beehive: Sun., Oct. 7, $8.50-$11. Moonrise Kingdom: Wes Anderson's latest, about 12-year-olds who fall in love and make a pact to run away. Oct. 8-9. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

CineArts at Sequoia. 35th Mill Valley Film Festival: celebrating indie and world cinema. Oct. 4-14. 25 Throckmorton (at E. Blithedale), Mill Valley, 388-1190, mvff.com.

Dark Room Theater. Dracula 2000: The ur-vampire gets the "Bad Movie Night" treatment. Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.

de Young Museum. The Red Shoes: Centered around a ballet performance of Hans Christian Andersen's dark fairy tale. Fri., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK, in Golden Gate Park), 750-3600, 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, feminapotens.org.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Sugar: A Dominican baseball player from San Pedro De Macorís struggles to make it to the major leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Thu., Oct. 4. $8-$11. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, sffs.org.

Oddball Films. It's Not Easy Being Beautiful: Program highlights vintage films about beauty standards, including Beachcombing Belle (1949) and Battle of the Bulge (1950). Thu., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Seuss on the Loose!: A Dr. Seuss tribute. Includes: The Cat in the Hat (1972), The Lorax (1972), The Sneetches (1974), and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953). Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Roxie Theater. Detropia: A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. Through Oct. 4. $6.50-$10. Office Killer: Cindy Sherman's only feature film, shown in 35mm print. Thu., Oct. 4. $6.50-$10. Bitter Seeds: Reviewed on page 18. Oct. 5-11. $6.50-$10. Big Easy Express: Documentary about three bands (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons) touring the U.S. by vintage train. Sat., Oct. 6, 11:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, roxie.com.

Victoria Theatre. shnit International Short Film Festival: International competition of short films. Oct. 4, 6-7. Free-$10. 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576, sfindie.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Documentary filmed at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, featuring performances, dance interviews, and archival footage. Oct. 4-7. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, ybca.org.

 
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