Arthouse Movie Listings Feb. 20-26, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Stop & Go 3-D: Stop-Motion Animation Festival: A program of short and emerging work in stop-motion animation. Curated by Sarah Klein. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m. $6. stopandgoshow.com/latest.html. Small Poetry: Recent Highlights of the Chicago 8 Film Festival: Presented by SF Cinematheque with Paul Clipson, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Ross Meckfessel, and Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen In Person. Sun., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. 992 Valencia, 824-3890, atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel: Documentary about the "Empress of Fashion." Q&A with the director follows the screening. Wed., Feb. 20, 8 p.m. $12. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace: Thu., Feb. 21. $8.50-$11. Skyfall: Fri., Feb. 22, 2, 5 & 8 p.m. $8.50-$11. The Lion King 3D: Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt-ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future king. Sat., Feb. 23. $8.50-$11. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D: A young woman and an aerialist fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil, where they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other. Feb. 24-25. $8.50-$11. Argo: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six American diplomatic personnel from revolutionary Iran. Tue., Feb. 26. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro, 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: The 16th president discovers vampires are planning to take over the U.S. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.

Roxie Theater. 15th SF Independent Film Festival: Features films like All the Light in the Sky, Be Good, I Declare War, The Last Elvis, and many more. Through Feb. 21. $10. sfindie.com. Sexual Politics: The Occasionally Autobiographical and Always Personal Films of Joe Swanberg: A program of Joe Swanberg's films, including: Hannah Takes the Stairs, Nights and Weekends, The Zone, Autoerotic, All the Light in the Sky, Uncle Kent, Alexander the Last, LOL, Marriage Material, Caitlin Plays Herself, Art History, and Silver Bullets. Feb. 22-24. $6.50-$10. Up the Oscars! 2013: Watch the Oscars on the big screen. Enjoy free hors d'oeuvres, or bring your own. Sun., Feb. 24, 3:45 p.m. $12-$15. Freedom House: Street Saviors: A documentary about 26 unemployable black men recruited from the inner city streets of Pittsburgh and trained to become the first paramedics in the United States. Tue., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. $6.50-$10. Upstream Color: Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. But something bigger is going on. Special sneak preview Tue., Feb. 26, 9:15 p.m. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St., 863-1087, roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). South Africa: Daily video screening in concurrence with the "South Africa: In Apartheid and After" exhibit. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 5. Free with museum admission. The Projected Self: Performance-based videos from the media arts collection. Featuring Peter Campus, Joan Jonas, Stephen Laub, and Steina. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 5. Free with museum admission. 151 Third St., 357-4000, sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. The Love-Ins and The Love War: Part of Thursday Night Film Cult. Thu., Feb. 21, 9 p.m. $10 donation. 1082 Howard, myspace.com/thevortexroom.

 
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