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Arthouse Movie Listings June 4-10, 2014 

Wednesday, Jun 4 2014
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Artists' Television Access. Generation Loss Video Album Release Party & Screening: With live music by White Pee, plus short films by David Gantz, Zoe Leonard, Mike Stoltz, and more. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. $10. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Mememe no kurage (Jellyfish Eyes): Visual artist Takashi Murakami makes his directorial debut with this imaginative children's fantasy presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Thu., June 5, 6:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. jellyfisheyesthemovie.com. 200 Larkin, San Francisco, 581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Clay Theatre. Ida: Director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for this solemn drama that's haunted by the spectres of its nation's complicitous history. Daily. Mean Girls: Lindsay Lohan may get top billing, but it's scriptwriter and co-star Tina Fey who gives this teen comedy its midnight-screening-worthy cult status. June 6-7, 11:59 p.m. $10. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Willow: Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, and Ziad Ezzat witness Warwick Davis finally getting to play something other than an Ewok or a leprechaun (but would probably still rather be watching Peter Dinklage in just about anything else). Sun., June 8, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Chinese Puzzle: After previous sojourns in Spain and Russia, French homme-du-monde Xavier (Romain Duris) comes to NYC's Chinatown for more photogenic escapades in the latest bourgeois-bohemian comedy from writer/director Cédric Klapisch. Daily. The Grand Seduction: daily. Belle: Austenesque costume drama meets the decidedly inelegant subject of 18th century slavery in this true-life tale of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a British Admiral. Daily. Fed Up: Director Stephanie Soechtig and producer/narrator Katie Couric take on the American food industry in this documentary that boldly aims to "change the way you eat forever." Daily. Fading Gigolo: John Turturro and Woody Allen star in Turturro's new comedy that is, despite initial appearances, not actually a Woody Allen film. Daily. Palo Alto: If you missed its debut at this year's S.F. International Film Festival, here's another chance to catch young Gia Coppola's moody cinematic adaptation of James Franco's book about an adolescence spent in you-know-where. Daily. We Are the Best!: June 6-12. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/EmbarcaderoCenterCinema.htm.

Exploratorium. The Films of Mike Henderson: The local artist — whose abstract paintings are currently on view at the Haines Gallery — appears in person to screen newly restored 16mm prints of his experimental films from the 1970s and '80s. Wed., June 4, 7 p.m. Free. sfcinematheque.org. Pier 15, San Francisco, 528-4444, www.exploratorium.edu.

Oddball Films. What the F(ilm)?! 6: Cine-Insanity from the Archive: Strange 'n' krazy short film showcase curated by Kat Shuchter. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Only Lovers Left Alive: Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton play longer-than-longtime lovers in Jim Jarmusch's atmospheric art-house take on the vampire movie genre. Daily. The Dance of Reality: 2014 is rapidly turning out to be the Year of Jodorowsky: First there was the Dune documentary, and now the cult director unveils his first new feature film in nearly a quarter-century — an autobiographically inspired movie that, despite its title, contains nearly as much surrealist magic as it does quotidian reality. Daily. Cold in July: A seemingly simple act of self-defense kicks off an increasingly dangerous chain of events in this twisty Texas neo-noir starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson. Daily. The Gálapagos Affair: With a subtitle like "Satan Came to Eden," you know things will almost certainly go awry in this documentary about pre-WWII Europeans who attempted to escape society in the wilds of the Gálapagos Islands — but soon learned you can never truly escape the human beast. Daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Roxie Theater. Fourth San Francisco Green Film Festival: Following a Thursday opening premiere at the Aquarium of the Bay, the SFGFF moves into the Roxie for six days and nights of documentaries and short films focusing on the environment and our impact upon it. Additional programs include panel discussions, workshops, media socials, and more. Through June 4. $15 (or $250 for full festival pass). sfgreenfilmfest.org. 13th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival: SF IndieFest once again asks you to get real with its annual roundup of nonfiction films from around the world. Kicking off with a screening of Robert Greene's Actress at the Brava Theater (2781 24th St., SF) on Thursday — and also featuring a run of East Bay screenings at the Oakland School of the Arts (530 19th St.) — this year's eclectic selection includes such diverse topics as higher education, cage fighting, pot, porn, punk rock, religious cults, custom vans, and video games. Of course, as with all SF IndieFest events, there are also unserious extracurricular activities, including a '90s music video sing-along, a game night, and zombie prom party. June 5-19. $12 (or $60-$180 for festival passes). 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.

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