Arthouse Movie Listings February 5-11, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Boom: The Sound of Eviction: Though originally released in 2001, this documentary by ILWU member Mark Liiv — about the original late-'90s dot-com bubble — should still ring frighteningly true today. Following the film, local community members, labor leaders, tenants, and activists discuss methods of fighting back against evictions and gentrification. Fri., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $7. boomthemovie.org. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. SF Sketchfest Tribute to Alan Arkin: Kevin Pollak moderates a 35th anniversary screening of The In-Laws. Thu., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. $25. sfsketchfest.com. Cabin Boy 20th Anniversary: With Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick, and Peaches Christ. Co-presented by SF Sketchfest and Midnight Mass. Fri., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $20. sfsketchfest.com. Top Secret 30th Anniversary: With Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, and Paul Scheer. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Sat., Feb. 8, 1 p.m. $20. sfsketchfest.com. The Benson Movie Interruption: Comedian Doug Benson and guests spark up to get sparkly for a viewing of Twilight: New Moon. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Sat., Feb. 8, 4:20 p.m. $20. sfsketchfest.com. Revenge of the Nerds 30th Anniversary: With Curtis Armstrong, Timothy Busfield, Robert Carradine, Andrew Cassese, Julia Montgomery, Larry B. Scott, and Brian Tochi. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Sat., Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m. $30. sfsketchfest.com. Veteran Documentary Corps: Premieres of seven documentary shorts that explore the experiences of American war veterans. Tue., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. $10-$50 (free for veterans and SFSU students). veterandocs.org. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Clay Theatre. The Past (Le Passé): A new dramatic mystery from Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Daily. The Room: Tommy Wiseau's cinematic bomb is every bit as bad as it's cracked up to be. You'll crack up as well at this riotous midnight screening with lots of Rocky Horror-style audience participation. Second Saturday of every month, 11:59 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Cobb's Comedy Club. Shakes the Clown Live: With Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Tom Kenny, Florence Henderson, and more. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Sun., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. $25. sfsketchfest.com. 915 Columbus, San Francisco, 928-4320, www.cobbscomedy.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women: Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Sherilyn Connelly, and Cole Stratton go old-old-old-old-school for this special SF Sketchfest edition of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. $15. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. 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 Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Best Animated Short, Best Live Action Short, and more. Through Feb. 13. theoscarshorts.shorts.tv. Dallas Buyers Club: 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. Gloria: Paulina García has won wide acclaim for her lead performance in this character study of a middle-aged Chilean woman who lives life on her own terms. Starting Feb. 7. 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.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. The Invisible Woman, The Great Beauty, Blue Jasmine, The Last Match (La Partida), daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Rickshaw Stop. Footloose 30th Anniversary Dance-Along/Sing-Along: With Henri Mazza from the Alamo Drafthouse. Presented by SF Sketchfest. Wed., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. $12. sfsketchfest.com. 155 Fell, San Francisco, 861-2011, www.rickshawstop.com.

Roxie Theater. 12 O'Clock Boys: Documentary about teenage dirt bikers in Baltimore. Through Feb. 6. Whoop Dreams: Work-in-progress test screening of a new documentary about Juggalos. Wed., Feb. 5, 7 p.m. vimeo.com/whoopdreams. 16th SF IndieFest: They're calling this year's San Francisco Independent Film Festival their "Sweet 16," but SF IndieFest is more grown up than that teenage designation might imply. With its wide variety of art-house dramas, apocalyptic comedies, animated features, thrillers, theme parties, sing-alongs, and other tangential events, the 2014 IndieFest has a lot to offer film fans — even those who are well past having parentally imposed curfews. Most screenings take place at the Roxie, with some extra shows at the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St., SF) and New Parkway Theater (474 24th St., Oakland). Feb. 6-20. sfindie.com. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

Temescal Arts Center. Shapeshifters Cinema: Free monthly film series featuring experimental image manipulators and ambient sound shamans. Second Sunday of every month, 8 p.m. Free. shapeshifterscinema.com. 511 48th St., Oakland, 510-923-1074, www.temescalartscenter.org.

The Walt Disney Family Museum. Disney Goes to the Opera: Historian Ross Care discusses the use of classical music in early Disney films, with a focus on the 1946 animated short The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. Sat., Feb. 8, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. $15-$20. 104 Montgomery, San Francisco, 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. ASKEW Film & Performance Festival: Femina Potens presents its second festival of experimental film, radical dance, and performance art, combining movies and movement in three nights of countercultural showcases. Feb. 6-8, 7 p.m. $8-$10. ybca.org/femina-potens. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

 
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