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Arthouse Film Listings For Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2016 - By sf-weekly-staff - October 26, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Arthouse Film Listings For Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, 2016

4-Star Theatre. Creepy: A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi (Hidetoshi Nishijima), and his wife move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor (Teruyuki Kagawa). His old cop colleagues come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door, in this insidiously-constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock. Starting Oct. 28. Daily. 2200 Clement, San Francisco, 415-666-3488, lntsf.com/4-star-theatre.html.

Alamo Drafthouse. Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2: Back-to-back screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s two-part martial arts film series. Sun., Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m. Shaun of the Dead Movie Party: Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 30-something loser with a dull, easy existence. When he’s not working at the electronics store, he lives with his slovenly best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), in a small flat on the outskirts of London. The only unpredictable element in his life is his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), who wishes desperately for Shaun to grow up and be a man. When the town is inexplicably overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and protect both Liz and his mother (Penelope Wilton). Sun., Oct. 30, 7 & 10 p.m. Homemade Horror Hallow-Rama: A ninety-minute double feature of trash-horror bliss! Your host, the demon of the Video Vortex, emerges from a haze of third-generation VHS crust to present this unforgettable double-header from the D.I.Y. fringes. First up is Folies Meurtrieres, an ultra-violent, drone-core slasher that feels like the back-drop to Dario Argento’s next dungeon dance party. Then it’s The Hook of Woodland Heights, an urban-legend chaos-machine that somehow makes the killing of children and chihuahuas feel wholesome because of its hometown camaraderie. Mon., Oct. 31, 9 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.

Castro Theatre. Multiple Maniacs: John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to the Castro at long last! Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, Waters and company gleefully mock the peace-and-love ethos of its era. Featuring the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Mon., Oct. 31, 5 & 7 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

Clay Theatre. Aquarius: Threatened with eviction by an aggressive property developer in Brazil, a 65-year-old widow (Sonia Braga) remains defiant. Starting Oct. 28. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Oddball Films. Strange Sinema 105: World’s Strangest Films: Drawing on his collection of over 50,000 16mm film prints- the largest archive in Northern California – Oddball Films director Stephen Parr has compiled his 105th program of offbeat, quirky, experimental outtakes and unusual films. Strange Sinema 105: World’s Strangest Films is a tribute to the weird, the wacky and just plain stupid films in our archive. Films range from educationals, amateur and home movies, odd featurettes, news outtakes, screen tests, art films, stag films and wacky animal stars! Thu., Oct. 27, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/10/strange-sinema-105-worlds-strangest.html. Vintage Halloween Cinema Spooktacular: Aprogram of vintage 16mm films to get us in the mood for All Hallows’ Eve with cartoons, ridiculous educational films, giant genitalia costumes, Satanic smut, witches, ghouls and made-for-tv terrors. Films include educational primer Halloween Safety, mini doc about a big dick Halloweenie, classic cartoon Krazy Kat in Krazy Spooks, horror tale The Monkey’s Paw, plus dancing witches and ghosts, sweet treats and more surprises! Fri., Oct. 28, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/10/vintage-halloween-cinema-spooktacular.html. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 415-558-8112, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Opera Plaza Cinema. 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. Miss Hokusai: The daughter of a famous artist is constantly overshadowed by him. Starting Oct. 28. 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. Starting Oct. 28. 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. Starting Oct. 28. 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. Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. $19. www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/. 3301 Lyon, San Francisco, 415-567-6642, palaceoffinearts.org.

Roxie Theater. Do Not Resist: Filmed over two years in 11 states, this film examines the increasingly disturbing realities of the rapid militarization of police forces in the United States. Through Oct. 27. Before the Flood: A pre-screening of Before the Flood – the much anticipated documentary film about climate change – including a post-film discussion with RAN Executive Director Lindsey Allen and Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune, who are both featured in the film. From filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Thu., Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. Free. www.ran.org/join_ran_and_the_sierra_club_for_an_exclusive_screening_of_before_the_flood. Company Town: The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a “Company Town,” a playground for tech moguls of the “sharing economy.” Airbnb is the biggest hotel. Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well. Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by skyrocketing rents and evictions–sparking a grassroots backlash that challenges the oligarchy of tech. Is this the future of cities around the world? Oct. 28-Nov. 3. Near Dark: Innocent ranch hand Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) can’t resist ice cream licking Mae (Jenny Wright) and becomes the plaything for a blood thirsty horde of RV roaming vampires led by the socipathic Severin deliciously played by Bill Paxton. Fri., Oct. 28, 9:15 p.m. The Babadook: A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children’s book. Sat., Oct. 29, 5 p.m. Jennifer’s Body: Megan Fox stars as a demonically possessed high school cheerleader who gleefully starts killing her male classmates who never stood a chance with her before. Amanda Seyfried plays her nerdy best friend who eventually decides she needs to stop her, but not after an award-winning kiss. Sat., Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m. A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone: The film follows Edythe Boone for five years teaching everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens to paint murals that give voice to their community ideals. Q&A after screening with the filmmakers, Edythe Boone, and special guests. Sun., Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Lyle: Leah’s grief over her toddler’s death turns into paranoia when she begins to suspect her neighbors are part of a satanic cult. Sun., Oct. 30, 5:15 p.m. Messiah of Evil: Think Carnival of Souls meets H.P. Lovecraft meets Night of the Living Dead, topped off with a nod from the psychedelic early seventies and that pretty well sums it up. Elisha Cook Jr. and Royal Dano make great cameos, but the really catchy actor is Joy Bang as a cute and cuddly immature hippie chick. Joy goes searching for her missing artist father and her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. Sun., Oct. 30, 6:45 p.m. Ravenous: After faking his death to escape combat, the cowardly Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) is sent to an isolated military outpost called Fort Spencer. Living there is a skeleton crew assisted by several indians and everything goes fine until a near dead man(Robert Carlyle) staggers into camp during the middle of a very cold winter. After being warmed up and fed, he recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide — a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue. Fearing the worst, the regiment heads out into the wilderness to verify Colghoun’s gruesome claims and search for survivors. Sun., Oct. 30, 9 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087, roxie.com.