Arthouse Movie Listings July 31-August 6, 2013

18 Reasons. Fish Meat: Ted Caplow documentary about modern fish farming. Wed., July 31, 7 p.m. $12. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/414406. 3674 18th St., San Francisco, 241-9760, www.18reasons.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.

The Castro Theatre. Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along: R. Kelly's bizarre, romantically tangled "hip-hopera" video series may not be easy to follow in terms of plot, but this sing-along party provides lyrical subtitles to at least help you follow along with the words. Costumes encouraged. Aug. 2-4, 8 p.m. $10-$15. Sing-Along Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: If there's a polar opposite of the R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along — also screening this weekend at the Castro — it's this Disney kids' musical about a sweet family and its even sweeter flying car. Aug. 3-4, 2 p.m. $9-$12. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD. Sunshine Daydream: Third Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Live concert film shot in August 1972 during that patchouli paradise known as the Oregon Country Fair. Thu., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. $10.50-$12.50. fathomevents.com. 845 Market St., San Francisco, 538-8422, www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1672.

Clay Theatre. The Hunt: Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Flame and Citron, TV's Hannibal) stars in this intense Danish drama where false accusations lead to a hysterical witch hunt. Daily. Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen's latest dramatic comedy, starring the inimitable Cate Blanchett. Starting Aug. 2. Daily. A Nightmare to Remember: Volume One: Miss Misery hosts a midnight survey of indie horror shorts by Sherezada Windham-Kent, Maureen "Mo" Whelan, Dave Reda, Bo Campbell, Waylon Bacon, Reyna Young, and Tonjia Atomic. Sat., Aug. 3, 11:59 p.m. $9-$10. facebook.com/pages/A-Nightmare-to-Remember-Volume-one/349865828450358. 2261 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Raid: Redemption: Hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Rose Lacy kick off August's "Ultraviolence" theme with this Indonesian martial arts movie that, unlike most Bad Movie Night selections, actually kicks ass — unless you were looking for, y'know, subtle dialogue or something. Sun., Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Davies Symphony Hall. S.F. Symphony: Music from the Movies: Mark Hamill hosts an evening of iconic film scores — written by titans like John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, and Danny Elfman — including suites, overtures, medleys, and main titles from movies such as E.T., Beetlejuice, Psycho, Titanic, Ben-Hur, and beyond. Sun., Aug. 4, 4 p.m. $25-$100. 201 Van Ness, San Francisco, 864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Multiple Bay Area Locations. 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Life Through a Jew(ish) Lens: This nearly three-week-long festival features almost 75 films at venues around the Bay Area — and everyone is welcome, whether or not you're "Jewish (religious, secular, or somewhere in-between), Jew-curious, Jewy, or just guilty by association." Venues include: The Castro Theatre (429 Castro, S.F.); Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (3200 California, S.F.); RayKo Photo Center (428 Third St., S.F.); Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 Fourth St., San Rafael); California Theatre (2113 Kittredge, Berkeley); New Parkway Theater (474 24th St., Oakland); Grand Lake Theater (3200 Grand Ave., Oakland); Piedmont Theatre (4186 Piedmont, Oakland); and CineArts at Palo Alto Square (3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto). See sfjff.org for showtimes, tickets, and information. Through Aug. 12. sfjff.org. San Francisco, N/A.

New People. 2013 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco: As part of the J-Pop Summit Festival, the JFF presents a cross-section of contemporary cinema from Japan, including local and national premiere screenings of new anime action flicks, live-action manga adaptations, dramas, documentaries, and more for the discriminating Japanese cinephile. Through Aug. 4. $13 per film. jffsf.org. 1746 Post (at Webster), San Francisco, 525-8630, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Oddball Films. Polanski and the Polish Avant-Garde: Striking short films and animations from the Polish art underground circa Khrushchev. Thu., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $10. Stand Your Ground: A trio of films pitting hippies and hipsters against their old conformist foes, headlined by 1974's Last Free Ride, a prophetically titled look back at a bohemian houseboat enclave in (then yuppie-free) Sausalito. Fri., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Crystal Fairy: Indie film icon Michael Cera meets young hippie chick Gaby Hoffmann on a Chilean road trip with some psychedelic twists. Daily. Computer Chess: Set in 1982, this nostalgic comedy features geeky young Bill Gates wannabes who compete to create the ultimate computer chess program, thus enabling them to win the big tech-conference chess tournament and — they hope — the heart of the only available girl in their midst. Through Aug. 1. Frances Ha: A new indie comedy from the director of The Squid and the Whale. Daily. Still Mine: Longtime character actor James Cromwell (L.A. Confidential) scores his first starring role in this mature love story. 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. Hannah Arendt: Biopic about the influential modern philosopher who conceived the famous idea of the "Banality of Evil." Starting Aug. 2. Daily. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

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