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Arthouse Film Listings For Nov. 3 - 9, 2016 - By sf-weekly-staff - November 3, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Arthouse Film Listings For Nov. 3 – 9, 2016

4-Star Theatre. Made in France: Fascinated and horrified by the rise in ‘home grown’ radicals, ambitious journalist Sam goes undercover in an extremist jihadist cell in Paris, determined to uncover the roots of the phenomenon. Following his initiation into the group however, events accelerate at an alarming rate and soon Sam is in way over his head. Starting Nov. 4. Daily. 2200 Clement, San Francisco, 415-666-3488, lntsf.com/4-star-theatre.html.

Alamo Drafthouse. Blonde Death: Tammy is kidnapped and led to a life of senseless violence and murder by her bisexual companions. Thu., Nov. 3, 9:25 p.m. The Killing of America: This film documents the growth of violence in the United States as it stood in 1981. It features shocking and brutal real-life footage of riots and serial killer interviews with segments on Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Kennedy’s assassination. Sun., Nov. 6, 9:30 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. Aquarius: Threatened with eviction by an aggressive property developer in Brazil, a 65-year-old widow (Sonia Braga) remains defiant. Daily. Heavy Metal: A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. Fri., Nov. 4, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 5, 11:55 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. The Handmaiden: With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance. Daily. Certain Woman: Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams star as three women striving to forge their own paths in the American Northwest. Daily. Moonlight: A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. Daily. Gimme Danger: An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges. Starting Nov. 4. 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.

Opera Plaza Cinema. Miss Hokusai: The daughter of a famous artist is constantly overshadowed by him. Daily. Hell or High Water: Toby is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset. 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. Being 17: When his mother takes in a bully whose own mother is ill, the son of a soldier must learn to live with the boy who terrorized him. Daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Palace of Fine Arts. Warren Miller’s “Here, There and Everywhere”: This fall, witness a freeform, freeski adventure in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 67th snowsports film, Here, There & Everywhere. See Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes and Jeremy Jones in Squaw Valley, tour Greenland by dog sled with Rob Kingwill and Seth Wescott and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. Don’t miss Warren Miller himself spin tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere. Find tickets, showtimes and go behind-the-scenes at warrenmiller.com. Thu., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. $19. www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/. 3301 Lyon, San Francisco, 415-567-6642, palaceoffinearts.org.

Presidio Theatre. Hacksaw Ridge: The extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. Starting Nov. 4. Daily. 2340 Chestnut, San Francisco, 415-776-2388, lntsf.com.

Roxie Theater. The French Had A Name For It 3: Nearly 400 rare and lost noir films from France have been awaiting rediscovery for more than 50 years, and Midcentury Productions head Don Malcolm is bringing them to the Roxie. Films include “The Road to Shame/Des Femmes Disparaissent,” “The Secret Killer/Le Vampire de Dusseldorf,” and more. Nov. 3-7. King Cobra: It’s 2006, YouTube is in its infancy, and internet porn is still behind a paywall. Taking the stage name Brent Corrigan, a fresh-faced, wannabe adult video performer is molded into a star by Stephen, a closeted gay porn mogul who runs the skin flick empire Cobra Video from his seemingly ordinary suburban home. But as Brent’s rise and demands for more money put him at odds with his boss, he also attracts the attention of a rival producer and his unstable lover. Nov. 4-9. 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. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087, roxie.com.

Tenderloin Museum. Snatchers Body the of Invasion: Snatchers Body the of Invasion is a mesmerizing work of art by artist Anne McGuire. Thu., Nov. 3, 6:30-9 p.m. $10. https://www.facebook.com/events/1832121797007740/. 398 Eddy, San Francisco, 415-830-4640, tenderloinmuseum.org.