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Arthouse Movie Listings for June 12-18, 2013 

Thursday, Jun 13 2013
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Artists' Television Access. Her Tail Was Cut in Two: A collaborative showcase of short films and experimental cello music by Cyrus Yoshi Tabar, Janel Leppin, and Chris Lynn. Fri., June 14, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bottle Cap. Dinner and a Movie: Weekly screenings in the Bottle Cap dining room. Sundays, 7 p.m. 1707 Powell, San Francisco, 529-2237, www.bottlecapsf.com.

Brava Theater Center. Ninth Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival: Five programs featuring 55 short films with a special sub-focus on queer women's issues in North African, Arabic, and South Asian countries. June 14-16. free. qwocmap.org. 2781 24th St., San Francisco, 641-7657, www.brava.org.

The Castro Theatre. San Francisco Silent Film Festival: The Hitchcock 9: Three days, nine films, and no talking — just early Alfred Hitchcock movies with live musical scores performed by Stephen Horne and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. June 14-16. $15-$20. silentfilm.org. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD. Spirit of the Marathon II: Documentary about seven runners competing in the 2102 Rome Marathon. Wed., June 12, 7 p.m. 845 Market St., San Francisco, 538-8422, www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1672.

Clay Theatre. Fill the Void: Themes of love, death, and familial obligation wind their way through this dramatic Israeli debut by Rama Burshtein. Daily. Back to the Future: 1.21 gigawatts of electricity x 2 screenings = 2.42 gigawatts of awesome '80s adventure. June 14-15, 11:59 p.m. 2261 Fillmore St, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Sherilyn Connelly, Rhiannon Charisse, Mikl-Em, and Mike Spiegelman host a special double feature of the less-than-classic Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III. Sun., June 16, 6 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Shadow Dancer: Man on Wire director James Marsh presents this political drama depicting an IRA mother trapped between her dedications to her family and the demands of the British police. Daily. Before Midnight: What was once just the blush of young romance has matured into thoughtful middle-age wisdom in Before Midnight, the third installment of Richard Linklater's series starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Daily. The East: When a corporate espionage agent (Brit Marling) goes deep undercover inside an anarchist collective, she gradually begins to question her motivations and her life in this new thriller by writer/director Zal Batmanglij. Daily. We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks: Take a deeper look into the life and trials of controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in this documentary from filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side). Daily. Frances Ha: A new indie comedy from the director of The Squid and the Whale. Daily. Dirty Wars: Documentary about the clandestine — and apparently amoral — methodologies of the American military in the 21st century. Starting June 14. Daily. Pandora's Promise: Academy Award-nominated director Robert Stone tackles the touchy subject of nuclear power in this documentary that questions whether atomic energy can still be harnessed for the benefit of the planet. June 14-20. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/EmbarcaderoCenterCinema.htm.

Lost Weekend Video. Fresh Like Cadaver: A monthly horror-themed, live movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Second Friday of every month, 8 p.m. $10. facebook.com/FreshLikeCadaver. 1034 Valencia St., San Francisco, 643-3373, www.lostweekendvideo.com.

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Love Free or Die: Documentary about the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church. Tue., June 18, 6 p.m. free. 100 Larkin, San Francisco, 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Multiple Bay Area Locations. 12th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival: SF Indie's DocFest returns for another year of non-fiction documentaries, cinéma vérité, and short films on topics such as Bettie Page, Burning Man, queer hip-hop, gentrification, public schools, Pussy Riot, the Pirate Bay, disabled athletes, Antarctica, and even Thee Oh Sees' Petey Dammit. Venues include the Roxie Theater (June 6-20), Balboa Theatre (June 7-9), Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto (June 9-11), New Parkway Theater in Oakland (June 14-16), and Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz (June 21-23). See the festival website for full schedule lineups, film synopses, program tickets, and more. Through June 23. $11. sfindie.com. San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Kon-Tiki: Thor Heyerdahl's dangerous 1947 journey across the Pacific Ocean in a small wooden raft is given the adventure movie treatment by Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Daily. The Iceman: Michael Shannon plays a contract killer in this true crime drama. Daily. Wish You Were Here: The mysterious disappearance of a friend on holiday causes a rift between close friends in this psychological mystery from Australia. Daily. What Maisie Knew: A modernized interpretation of the 19th century novel by Henry James. Daily. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's: Documentary about the luxurious NYC department store with numerous celebrity appearances. Daily. Becoming Traviata: Go behind the scenes of a staging of Verdi's iconic opera, with an intimate focus on French soprano Natalie Dessay. June 14-20. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Pacific Film Archive. Dancing with Light: The Cinematography of Agnès Godard: A look back at the cinematographer's acclaimed work for directors such as Claire Denis, Ursula Meier, and Erick Zonca. June 13-16; Wed., June 26; Fri., June 28. $9.50-$13.50. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Roxie Theater. '80s New Wave Sing-A-Long: Ladies of the '80s Edition: Fri., June 14, 9 p.m. $11. sfindie.com. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

Top of the Mark. Third Annual Summer Movie Nights Series: Jaws: Complimentary movie screening of the Steven Spielberg shark thriller, plus sponsored wine tastings. You're gonna need a bigger Bordeaux. Tue., June 18, 7:30 p.m. free. One Nob Hill, 999 California, San Francisco, 616-6916, www.intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com.

The Vortex Room. The Vortex Phenomena: The Dunwitch Horror and Satan's Triangle: Double feature of supernatural 1970s B-movies. Thu., June 13, 8 p.m. $10. 1082 Howard, San Francisco, N/A, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vortex-Room/217115454982128.

Western Addition Branch Library. The Golden Age of Soul, Vol. 3: Richie Unterberger presents vintage film clips of performances by Mary Wells, Jackie Wilson, Little Eva, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, and more. Sat., June 15, 2 p.m. free. 1550 Scott, San Francisco, 355-5727, www.sfpl.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Ulrich Seidel's Paradise Trilogy: Successive weekend screenings of each entry in the Austrian director's thematically linked trio of independent films: Love, Faith, and Hope. Starting June 13. Thursdays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 30. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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