Arthouse Movie Listings September 25-October 1, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Arise Communards: Short films and presentations explore co-ops, collectives, communes, and other utopian social instincts. Sat., Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m. $6. othercinema.com. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Clay Theatre. Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen's latest dramatic comedy, set in San Francisco and starring the inimitable Cate Blanchett. Daily. 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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part Two): Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, and Maura Sipila continue their epic adventure — to make it through the interminable first entry in Peter Jackson's new Tolkien trilogy, that is. Sun., Sept. 29, 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, 528-4444, www.exploratorium.edu.

Humanist Hall. Fifth Annual Oakland Underground Film Festival: This celebration of independent and irreverent DIY moviemaking includes documentaries, short films, and other miscellaneous gems and/or oddities. Sept. 25-29. oakuff.org. 390 27th St., San Francisco, 510-451-5818.

Multiple Bay Area Locations. 2013 San Francisco Latino Film Festival: Cine+Más presents its annual global showcase of Spanish- and Portuguese-language feature films and documentaries at venues around the Bay Area, including Opera Plaza Cinemas, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, La Peña Cultural Center, Victoria Theater, YBCA, ATA, Galería de la Raza, Eastside Cultural Center, and the de Young Museum. Through Sept. 27. $10-$12. sflatinofilmfestival.com. San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Wadjda: Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, tells the affecting story of a feisty young girl, a highly coveted bicycle, and a society that wants to limit what women are allowed to dream. Daily. Populaire: French tribute to 1950s Hollywood romantic comedies. Through Sept. 26. Museum Hours: Indie documentary filmmaker Jem Cohen (Fugazi's Instrument, Elliott Smith's Lucky Three) directs this dramatic fictional feature centered around Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Through Sept. 26. You Will Be My Son: A psychodrama of familial dysfunction set in the vineyards of southwestern France. Daily. Haute Cuisine: The ragoûts-to-riches story of François Mitterand's private chef, as portrayed by Catherine Frot. Sept. 27-Oct. 3. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Palace of Fine Arts. Reel Rock 8: Annual tour of mountain climbing/adventure films. Wed., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. reelrocktour.com. 3301 Lyon, San Francisco, 567-6642, www.palaceoffinearts.org.

Roxie Theater. Charles Bradley: Soul of America: Ever wonder how a sixtysomething soul singer could suddenly make it big after decades of struggle? Poull Brien's 2012 documentary should be able to answer some of your questions. Wed., Sept. 25. Herb & Dorothy 50x50: In this follow-up to the 2008 documentary Herb & Dorothy — about two humble civil servants who accumulated an impressively world-class art collection — our heroes donate 50 works of art to museums in each of the 50 states. Through Sept. 26. Blue Caprice: Cinematic dramatization of the infamous 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Thu., Sept. 26. Inuk: Frigid Greenland is the setting for this coming-of-age "road movie on a sea of ice." Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Symphony of the Soil: Farmers may understand the difference between fertile soil and useless dirt, but the average clod (pun most definitely intended) should probably educate themselves by watching this enviro-documentary by The Future of Food director Deborah Koons Garcia. Sat., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Art Institute. Sixth Annual Iranian Film Festival: This "showcase for independent films made by or about Iranians from around the world" includes both full-length features and short films, screened in 12 separate programs over the course of two (very) full days. Sept. 28-29, 11 a.m. $10-$100. iranianfilmfestival.org. 800 Chestnut, San Francisco, 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

Slim's. Discovering Mavericks: Long before Apple stole the name for its latest operating system, Mavericks was — and still is — one of the most dangerous surfing spots in the world. This documentary explains how the Northern California location earned its big wave infamy, followed by live music by local surf-rock band The Mermen. Sat., Sept. 28, 9 p.m. $20. 333 11th St., San Francisco, 255-0333, www.slimspresents.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Local Boy Makes Good: New Bay Area Film: The directors will all be in attendance when the YBCA screens fresh new films by Doug Wolens (The Singularity), Gibbs Chapman (Mother Mortar, Father Pestle), Konrad Steiner (Way), and Michael House (Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens). Thu., Sept. 26, 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. Back in the Day: New Films on Hip-Hop and Urban Subculture: Two premiere screenings, including the documentaries Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer (Sept. 21) and The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan (Sept. 28). Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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