Arthouse Movie Listings December 12-18, 2012

Artists' Television Access. CCSF Directing Students Showcase: Join Caroline Blair's motion picture directing class screens its final film projects. Thu., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $4. USF Student Film Showcase: An evening of short films by USF students. Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. free. Iduna: An Opera in One Act: Libretto by Kari Edwards, arranged and conducted by Tom Comitta. Sun., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Frankenweenie: Tim Burton's stop-motion kids tale about a young boy who brings his deceased dog back to life. Wed., Dec. 12. $8.50-$11. Wake In Fright: A schoolteacher's descent into personal demoralization at the hands of drunken derelicts while stranded in a small town in Australia. Thu., Dec. 13. $8.50-$11. Eyes Wide Shut and The Shining: Fri., Dec. 14. $8.50-$11. Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare We Call Christmas: Peaches Christ presents a screening of Edward Scissorhands and a pre-show Tim Burton holiday drag revue. Sat., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. $20-$45. peacheschrist.com. Hannah Free and Scrooge & Marley: Sun., Dec. 16. $8-$10. Once Upon a Time in the West: A mysterious stranger joins forces with a desperado to protect a widow from an assassin. Sun., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. The Ice Harvest: Part of Bad Movie Night's holiday theme. Sun., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.

Oddball Films. Teen Dreams and Puberty Nightmares: A program of vintage films about adolescence. Thu., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. Home is Where the Heat Is: Peninsula Performances, Part II: Including Chinese New Year: San Francisco Chinatown Rice Bowl Parade, A Motion Picture History of the Korean War, and The Sea Turtle. Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: Documentary about a rock star who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Wed., Dec. 12. $6.50-$10. Just 45 Minutes from Broadway: A struggling actress retreats to her parents' country house to recover from a breakup. Through Dec. 13. $6.50-$10. Seven Grandmasters and Snake in the Eagle's Shadow: Dan Halsted introduces the rare, 35mm films. Thu., Dec. 13, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m. $12. Found Footage Festival: Annual film fest that celebrates obscure VHS tapes found in thrift stores, dumpsters, and abandoned houses. Dec. 14-16. $10-$14. foundfootagefest.com. Songs for the Animals: A screening and benefit for SF Cinematheque, featuring an evening entirely with samples of animal voices. Fri., Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m. $6.50-$10. It's Such a Beautiful Day: Cult animator Don Hertzfeldt has remastered and joined together his Bill trilogy of shorts into a feature film. Dec. 15-17. $6.50-$7. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Canyon Cinema Works: A selection of 35mm films from the Canyon collection, including Donna Cameron's World Trade Alphabet (2001), Tomonari Nishikawa's 16-18-4 (2008), Pat O'Neill's Horizontal Boundaries (2008), and Peter Tscherkassky's Dream Work (for Man Ray) (2001). Thu., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St. (at Minna), 357-4000, sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. The Omega Man and Raiders of Atlantis: An apocalypse-themed double feature. Thu., Dec. 13, 9 p.m. $7. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Honk If You're Horny: Retro Sex Musicals: A triple feature of sexploitation films from the '70s. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 20. $8-$10. Marx Reloaded: A new documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic crisis. Dec. 15-16. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, ybca.org.

 
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