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Arthouse Film Listings For September 1-7, 2016 - By sf-weekly-staff - August 31, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Arthouse Film Listings For September 1-7, 2016

4-Star Theatre. Hey Monster, Hands Off My City: A film adaptation of Michael Meehan’s one-man play (Fringe Festival 2011). A monster/detective comedy with social commentary on corporate greed, civic malfeasance and the evil of meter maids. (Heavily featuring the fine city of San Francisco, its local comedic treasures, and other family members.) Thu., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 8, 8 p.m. $10. 2200 Clement, San Francisco, 415-666-3488, lntsf.com/4-star-theatre.html.

Alamo Drafthouse. Stanley Kubrick in Color: This series of Stanley Kubrick’s films includes The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001; A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut. See website for dates and showtimes. Through Sept. 24. Beetlejuice: After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. Edward Scissorhands: A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being — the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast. Sun., Sept. 4, 4:20 p.m. 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, 415-549-5959, https://drafthouse.com/sf/theater/new-mission.

Artists’ Television Access. Other Cinema: An ongoing series of experimental cinema. Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 415-824-3890, atasite.org.

Balboa Theatre. Balboa Classics: Classic movies every week. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock Weekend #1: Alfred Hitchcock movies including “To Catch a Thief,” “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” “Vertigo,” “Marnie,” “Rear Window,” and more. See website for showtimes. Fri., Sept. 2; Sat., Sept. 3; Sun., Sept. 4. Popcorn Palace: Every Saturday at 10 a.m. $10 gets ticket plus popcorn and drink! Saturdays, 10 a.m. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 415-221-2184, balboamovies.com.

Castro Theatre. The Little Mermaid Sing Along: This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along. Including goodie bags for everyone. Dress up as your favorite character from the film and have fun. Thu., Sept. 1, 7 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 4, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 5, 2:30 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

Clay Theatre. Rear Window: A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and wife, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself. Fri., Sept. 2, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 11:55 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. A Tale of Love and Darkness: Influenced by his mother’s (Natalie Portman) stories and poetry readings, young Amos Oz (Amir Tessler) grows up in 1940s Jerusalem and becomes a famous writer. Daily. Don’t Think Twice: Mike Birbiglia’s comedy about an improv group presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people. Daily. Indignation: A Jewish college student (Logan Lerman) falls for a young woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts) in 1951 Ohio. Daily. Cafe Society: Set in the 1930s, writer/director Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Daily. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie: To avoid scandal, Patsy and Edina flee to the French Riviera. Daily. Florence Foster Jenkins: A legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) obsessively pursues her dream of becoming a great singer, despite little talent. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/embarcadero-center-cinema.

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, 415-528-4444, exploratorium.edu.

Great Star Theater. Double Feature: Great Star Ghost Hunt Documentary and Vampariah: Ghosts, vampires and goths! Come see The Haunted Bay’s documentary of a real ghost hunt at Chinatown’s historic Great Star Theater in the theater itself! Afterwards there will be the San Francisco premiere of the award winning, indie vampire action movie Vampariah. It’s a horror action movie about Aswangs, vampires from Filipino folklore. It’s a vampire movie like no other! End the night with live musical performance by goth band Dominion. Sat., Sept. 3, 7-11 p.m. $10. bit.ly/VampariahGreatStarTickets. 630 Jackson, San Francisco, 415-793-9594.

Roxie Theater. Chatty Catties: A comedy set in an alternate world in which cats are able to communicate with humans. Sassy tabby Leonard (voiced by John Autry) is at odds with his human roommate, Shelby (Megan Hensley), whose own emotional problems limit her abilities to provide for the most basic of Leonard’s needs. But, when Shelby begins a relationship with kind-hearted musician, Nate (Matthew Grathwol), Leonard sees a brighter future for both him and his owner, but it won’t come without a few emotional fireworks along the way. Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 2:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 4, 2 & 7 p.m.; Tue., Sept. 6, 7 & 9 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Yoga Hosers: 15-year-olds Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp) are on their smartphones constantly, sing in a small band, and take yoga classes. The girls will do just about anything to receive an invitation to a senior party. But when they discover the leader of a Nazi splinter group has been raising an army of monsters beneath the store where they work, the teens team up with a legendary man-hunter (Johnny Depp) to stop the world-threatening uprising. Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 4, 6:15 p.m.; Tue., Sept. 6, 7 & 9 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 7, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 8, 9 p.m. Talkies at the Roxie: An ol’ west style variety revue featuring alternative comedy, live music, oddball performances, and short films every first Friday of the month. First Friday of every month, 10 p.m. Barcode: During the period of sanctions, some companies used their connections to make great fortunes. Hamed’s father, who is employed by one such company, gets involved in the corruption, gets framed and goes to prison. He has no evidence to prove his innocence. However, Hamed and his friend Milad devise a plan to trap the main culprit, who has been the source of all the trouble, and thus to avenge Hamed’s father. Sat., Sept. 3, 4:30 p.m. Silence of the Lambs/Manhunter 35mm Double Feature: In “Silence of the Lambs” a young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. In “Manhunter,” former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named “the Tooth Fairy” by the media. Sat., Sept. 3, 7 p.m. Ten Years: An award-winning independent film from Hong Kong, depicting the city’s dystopian future after another decade of increased influence under the Communist Chinese government. Through 5 separate stories, it portrays Hong Kong residents living in fear, losing their freedom, their way of life, and their dignity. Sun., Sept. 4, 4 p.m. Blast of Silence in 35mm: A hit man (Allen Baron) comes to New York to kill a gangster and gets the gun from a big guy (Larry Tucker) with a beard. Sun., Sept. 4, 8:15 p.m. Docunight #30: Nasseredin Shah & His 84 Wives: In 1842 the 11 year-old heir to the Persian throne, Nasseredin Mirza, received a photographic camera from Queen Victoria of England. In the following decades he documented his life, revealing to the public eye, what the public eye never was supposed to see. Wed., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087, roxie.com.

Sundance Kabuki 8 Cinema. Floyd Norman: An Animated Life: Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. At 80 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up “trouble” after the company forced him to retire at age 65. Daily. 1881 Post St., San Francisco, 415-931-9800, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.