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Arthouse Movie Listings January 22-28, 2014 

Wednesday, Jan 22 2014
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Artists' Television Access. Screaming Queens: Documentary about the 1966 Compton's Cafeteria riot directed by Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman. Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary: All-star film tribute with Jon Heder, Jon Gries, and Efren Ramirez live in person. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Thu., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. $25. sfsketchfest.com. Noir City: 12th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival: Eddie Muller and his partners in cinematic crime return with another stark reminder that the "good old days" had plenty of bad apples to go around. This year the festival goes global — featuring post-WWII noirs from Argentina, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Norway, and Spain — for those who prefer their femmes fatales with a foreign accent. Jan. 24-Feb. 4. $10-$120. noircity.com. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Chabot Space & Science Center. Bay Area International Children's Film Festival: A "playdate for the imagination" that includes feature films, short films, animation workshops, music, and more. Jan. 25-26, 10 a.m. $7-$25. 10000 Skyline, Oakland, 510-336-7300, www.chabotspace.org.

Clay Theatre. The Past (Le Passé): A new dramatic mystery from Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Daily. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Bawdy Caste performs onstage while the ultimate cult 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.

Cobb's Comedy Club. Say Hello to My Little Funny: A Night of Short Films Made by Comedians: Includes films by Lily Tomlin, Bill Burr, T.J. Miller, Grant Lyon, Mike Lemcke, Anita Dreiseberg, Anna Seregina, Brent Weinbach, and more. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Tue., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $15. sfsketchfest.com. 915 Columbus, San Francisco, 928-4320, www.cobbscomedy.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Last Man on Earth: Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Sherilyn Connelly, and Mikl-Em take a look back at the 1964 movie that did a disservice to Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend a full four decades before Will Smith got the chance. Sun., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Dallas Buyers Club: Matthew McConaughey continues his run of challenging roles in this true-life tale of a 1980s Texas cowboy who's diagnosed as HIV positive. Daily. Philomena: Irish dramedy starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and directed by Stephen Frears. Daily. Inside Llewyn Davis: Oscar Isaac occupies the title role in this Coen Brothers film about a Greenwich Village folkie set in the early '60s. Daily. 12 Years a Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Brad Pitt star in director Steve McQueen's powerful drama set in antebellum America. Daily. Nebraska: Bruce Dern and Will Forte star in a Midwestern road movie shot in black-and-white by director Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways). Daily. The Invisible Woman: Ralph Fiennes stars in and directs this biopic about Charles Dickens' midlife love affair with a teenage girl who must remain secret. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/EmbarcaderoCenterCinema.htm.

Exploratorium. Saturday Cinema: Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts program. Saturdays. Free with museum admission. Pier 15, San Francisco, 528-4444, www.exploratorium.edu.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film: Treasures from the Archive: Includes performance clips of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and more. Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $25. 3200 California, San Francisco, 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Blue Is the Warmest Color: French coming-of-age love story (based on the cult graphic novel) that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Daily. Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen's latest dramatic comedy, set in San Francisco and starring the inimitable Cate Blanchett. Daily. The Girls in the Band: Judy Chaikin's documentary explores the evolution of female jazz instrumentalists and their battles with sexism and racism from the 1930s through the present day, paralleling the emergence of feminism. Daily. The Great Beauty: Fellini-esque Italian drama directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Daily. The Last Match (La Partida): The friendship between two male soccer players becomes something more intimate in this new Cuban drama. Jan. 24-30. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Roxie Theater. The Square: Academy Award-nominated documentary about the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt. Through Jan. 24. A Touch of Sin: Four characters discover the downside of China's surging capitalist society in this new drama from Still Life director Jia Zhangke. Through Jan. 23. Sundance Short Films: A collection of eight short films from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Through Jan. 22. Ruth's Table Benefit: Screenings of the documentary films Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist and Hearing Voices: The Ruth's Table Story. Thu., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. $30. Platonov, or The Disinherited: The San Francisco Film Society presents Jay Scheib's filmic interpretation of a lost old Anton Chekhov play. Fri., Jan. 24, 5 p.m. SFFS Youth Filmmaker Showcase: Short films produced by the San Francisco Film Society's Youth Education program. Sat., Jan. 25, noon. On Cinema: Wired: Screening of the 1989 John Belushi biopic with hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Sat., Jan. 25, noon. $20. sfsketchfest.com. Totally Looped: Old movies get hilarious new dialogue thanks to Dan Castellaneta, Keegan-Michael Key, Deb Lacusta, Joe Liss, Rick Overton, Angela V. Shelton, and Gary Anthony Williams. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Sat., Jan. 25, 4 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. $25. sfsketchfest.com. Moving Portraits: Films & Short Works by Mike Mills: SFMOMA presents screenings of Mills' films Beginners and A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought Alone: Silicon Valley Project. Sun., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. $7-$10. sfmoma.org/events/2397. The Act of Killing: Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer makes a personal appearance to introduce this screening of his Academy Award-nominated documentary about death squads. Tue., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

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