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Arthouse Movie Listings August 28-September 3, 2013 

Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
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Artists' Television Access. Black Radical Imagination: These short films attempt to redefine and radicalize the roles played by people of color, including works by Adebukola Bodunrin & Ezra Claytan Daniels, Cristina De Middel, Amir George, Anansi Knowbody, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Cauleen Smith. Sat., Aug. 31, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Balboa Theater. Morrissey 25: Live: The former Smiths frontman seems to have an infinite disregard for San Francisco — having cancelled his last six S.F. shows in a row — making this 2013 concert film (shot in Los Angeles) perhaps the only way to see him sing within the city limits. Thu., Aug. 29, 7 p.m.; Tue., Sept. 3, 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. morrissey25live.com. 3630 Balboa St., San Francisco, 221-2184, www.balboamovies.com.

Clay Theatre. Blue Jasmine: Daily. Spaceballs: Mel Brooks' 1987 Star Wars spoof screens twice at midnight, with the Bawdy Caste taking time out from their Rocky Horror rehearsals to perform live onstage. Fri., Aug. 30, 11:59 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 1, 11:59 p.m. $9-$10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Bawdy Caste performs onstage while the film plays in the background. Last Saturday of every month, 11:59 p.m. $9-$10. 2261 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2: September is YA movie month at the Dark Room, and hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Alexia Staniotes kick it off by gleefully seeing the Twilight teen vamp-romance series reach its sparkly conclusion. Sun., Sept. 1, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Exploratorium. Saturday Cinema: Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts program. Saturdays, 12, 2 & 4 p.m. free with museum admission. Pier 15, San Francisco, 528-4360, www.exploratorium.edu.

Multiple San Francisco Locations. 10th Annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: There's no movie theater in Bernal Heights, so once again the BHOC committee has assembled a selection of short films — both fictional and documentary — for the edification/entertainment of locals and visitors alike. The four-day mini-fest includes a Thursday night opening party at El Rio (3158 Mission Street), a Friday evening film crawl along Cortland Avenue (between Bennington and Anderson), a Saturday afternoon retrospective at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (2868 Mission Street), and a Sunday sunset finale at Precita Park (300 Precita Street). Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Free/donation. bhoutdoorcine.org. multiple addresses, San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Blackfish: Documentary about orca whales in captivity. Through Aug. 29. Hannah Arendt: Daily. Europa Report: Daily. The Act of Killing: Daily. Cutie and the Boxer: Through Aug. 29. ushioandnorikofilm.info. The Patience Stone: Starting Aug. 30. Daily. Thérèse: Audrey Tautou stars in the title role of French director Claude Miller's final film, set in the 1920s Sud-Ouest. Aug. 30-Sept. 5. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Roxie Theater. Frances Ha: Through Aug. 29. Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary: Feature-length documentary about America's most high-profile political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, with on-camera support coming from Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Cornel West, and more. Through Aug. 29. Prince Avalanche: American indie adaptation of the Icelandic film Either Way starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Through Aug. 29. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie: Documentary about the trash-talking conservative TV host (i.e., bigoted loudmouth) who briefly rose to notorious fame in the late '80s. Probably worth the ticket price solely to hear cult comic actor Chris Elliot recite Downey's poetry. Wed., Aug. 28, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Drinking Buddies: Indie rom-com set in a Chicago craft brewery and starring Jake Johnson (The New Girl) and Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy). Starting Aug. 30. Daily. Rewind This!: Documentary on the historical past, dead present, and probable hipster future of the lowly — but once hugely influential — VHS tape. Tue., Sept. 3, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

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