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Arthouse Film Listings For August 25-31, 2016 - By sf-weekly-staff - August 24, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Arthouse Film Listings For August 25-31, 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., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 8, 8 p.m. $10. My King: Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free. Starting Aug. 26. Daily. 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. The Uncle Kent Saga: A double feature of Uncle Kent and Uncle Kent 2. Uncle Kent follows a long weekend in the life of cartoonist Kent Osborne. He has a lady friend coming to town. Well, a lady acquaintance. They haven’t actually met in person yet. They met on Chat Roulette. Now, she’s flying across the country to spend the weekend at Kent’s place and get to know him better. One quick thing to keep in mind: she’s got a boyfriend. In the new film Uncle Kent 2, it’s five years later. Kent’s career has taken off! It would be a great time, he thinks, to make a sequel to Uncle Kent. However, his friend wants zero part in making it. A little sad, Kent goes to participate in a big comic book convention. It’s there, on a panel, he is confronted by a super fan. Kent’s life will never be the same. Fri., Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. Planet of the Apes (1968): An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. Tue., Aug. 30, 7 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. 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.

Clay Theatre. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World: Werner Herzog chronicles the breadth of the virtual world. 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, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. 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. 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. 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. Starting Aug. 26. 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.

Marina Theatre. Time Raiders: A man follows clues in a notebook to track his missing uncle, a renowned archaeologist. Eventually, he tracks him to an ancient tomb that may hold the secrets of immortality. Starting Aug. 26. Daily. 2149 Chestnut, San Francisco, 415-345-1323, www.lntsf.com.

Oddball Films. Strange Sinema 103: Cinemania: A monthly evening of newly discovered finds, old favorites and rarities from the stacks of the archive. Drawing on his collection of over 50,000 16mm film prints, Oddball Films director Stephen Parr has compiled his 103rd program of classic, strange, offbeat and unusual films. This installment, Strange Sinema 103: Cinemania, is an offbeat look at the origins and bizarre expressions of cinema through historical inventions, experimental innovations and hand-made films throughout the ages with a blend of documentary, animation, early cinema rarities and even historic smut. Thu., Aug. 25, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/08/strange-sinema-103-cinemania-thur-aug.html. A Century of Drag Cinema: A night of 16mm film shorts from the 1910s-1970s demonstrating the progression of drag in film from a mere comedy gag to a transgressive movement. Drag got its start in pictures early on as a typical comedy gag with most of the major comedy stars of the day cross-dressing for laughs. Films include Charlie Chaplin in the Female Impersonator, What’s the World Coming To?, Rabbit Seasoning, Chew Chew Baby, Sinderella, Black Cap Drag, Drag and more! Fri., Aug. 26, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-century-of-drag-cinema-fri-aug-26th.html. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 415-558-8112, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Opera Plaza Cinema. Little Men: The friendship of two boys in Manhattan is tested by the conflict between their parents over a rent increase for the dress shop run by one of their moms. Daily. Hunt For the Wilderpeople: Comedy about a national manhunt that ensues when a defiant boy and his cantankerous foster uncle run in the bush. Daily. Ixcanul: A hypnotically beautiful fusion of fact and fable, about an indigenous Mayan family living on the slopes of an active volcano. Starting Aug. 26. Daily. The People vs. Fritz Bauer: In 1957 Germany, Attorney General Fritz Bauer (Burghart Klaußner) works with the Israeli intelligence agency to find and prosecute Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann (Michael Schenk). Starting Aug. 26. Daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Roxie Theater. Hola Mexico Film Festival Tour: The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest festival of Mexican cinema outside Mexico. The Hola Mexico Tour 2016 brings to the Roxie 10 of the best Mexican films that appeared during the 2016 Hola Mexico Film Festival in Los Angeles. See the Roxie’s website for films and showtimes. Aug. 26-28. The Intervention: A touching comedy starring Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Clea DuVall, Natasha Lyone, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat and Vincent Piazza. At a weekend getaway, four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage. Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Level Up: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a deadbeat gamer is forced to fight his way across London. Her kidnappers will kill her – unless he completes a series of increasingly insane, dangerous challenges. Fri., Aug. 26, 5 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., Aug. 27, 4:45 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 4:30 p.m. The Witness: The name ‘Kitty Genovese’ became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era. Wed., Aug. 31, 9 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. Starting Aug. 26. Daily. 1881 Post St., San Francisco, 415-931-9800, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.