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Arthouse Film Listings For September 15-21, 2016 - By sf-weekly-staff - September 14, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Arthouse Film Listings For September 15-21, 2016

4-Star Theatre. Train to Busan: A man (Gong Yoo), his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea. Starting Sept. 16. Daily. Ixcanul: A young indigenous woman does not want to live in the modern world until it saves her life during a pregnancy complication. Sept. 16-21. 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. Corpse Bride: Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria’s (Emily Watson) families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony. While he’s in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered after eloping with her love and wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back aboveground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern (Richard E. Grant). Mon., Sept. 19, 10:30 p.m. The Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf: After his sister is turned into a werewolf and subsequently killed, Ben White (Reb Brown) decides to help the enigmatic Stefan Crosscoe (Christopher Lee) fight the growing population of lupine monsters, along with the lovely Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe). Traveling to Transylvania, Ben, Jenny and Crosscoe attempt to hunt down the powerful werewolf queen, Stirba (Sybil Danning), and must face her furry followers, as well as other supernatural forces. Tue., Sept. 20, 10:45 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. Double Feature: Multiple Maniacs and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: In “Multiple Maniacs” the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling freak-show, is a front for a band of psychotic kidnappers and murderers. (7pm, 11pm). In “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” three college singers (Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom) join a Hollywood scene of debauchery, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. (8:55pm) Fri., Sept. 16, 7, 8:55 & 11 p.m. Grease Sing-a-long: The blockbuster movie musical complete with tricked- out subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along to “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” all of them. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character for the costume contest! Grease stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and Didi Conn. Directed by Randal Kleiser. Sat., Sept. 17, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. $11-$16. Hurricane Bianca: A fast-paced revenge comedy starring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio (comic Roy Haylock). When Richard, a New York teacher, can’t find work, he accepts a position in a small Texas school. Almost immediately, they suss out that he is gay, and fire him. Later, when a new friend introduces him to the underground drag scene, Richard dons a new identity as the sharp-tongued and utterly hilarious “Bianca,” and returns to the school to wreak havoc. As everyone quickly learns, this is one teacher you definitely do NOT want to cross. Co-starring Rachel Dratch, Alan Cumming, Margaret Cho, RuPaul and drag race favorites William Belli, Shangela and Alyssa Edwards. Screening will feature a Q&A with director Matt Kugelman and stars including Bianca Del Rio. Tue., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. $23. An Evening with the Creators and Cast of Transparent: A special sneak preview of Season 3 of the episodic phenomenon “Transparent,” including an onstage conversation with the show’s creators and key members of the cast, plus a screening of the first two episodes of the upcoming season. Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

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.

KitTea. Mewvie Night at KitTea Cat Cafe: Watch “Beetlejuice” at KitTea Cat Cafe with 15 cuddly and adoptable cats. Your ticket includes an unlimited cup of green tea and a dessert. Thu., Sept. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. $26. 415-658-7888. www.kitteasf.com/special-events/. 96 Gough, San Francisco, 415-658-7888, kitteasf.com.

Oddball Films. Cinema Soiree: Ends And Odds: Early and Rare Films by Paul Clipson: Paul Clipson’s work is based on collaboration, whether with sound artists, musicians, or actors. This evening’s program focuses on early sound/music film collaborations made with the band Tarentel, as well a series of short comic experiments made with Adam Heavenrich, all titled Bucky, and finally touches on influences such as Buster Keaton and Maya Deren. Thu., Sept. 15, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/09/cinema-soiree-ends-and-odds-early-and.html. Strange Sinema 104: Alternative Artscapes: A compendium of films surveying sculptural landscapes from such artists like Robert Smithson, Alexander Calder, Len Lye, Will Vinton, Red Grooms and more. Fri., Sept. 16, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/09/strange-sinema-104-alternative.html. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 415-558-8112, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.

Palace of Fine Arts. Chapter One: This documentary features 21 of the world’s best kiteriders taking on the wind and the waves in 8 beautiful locations. Thu., Sept. 15, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $15. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetransfer-presents-chapter-one-movie-world-premiere-tickets-27137989457. 3301 Lyon, San Francisco, 415-567-6642, palaceoffinearts.org.

Presidio Theatre. Mr. Church: When a young girl and her dying mother are joined by a black male cook who comes to live with them, little do they know that their lives are about to change forever. Starting Sept. 16. Daily. 2340 Chestnut, San Francisco, 415-776-2388, lntsf.com.

Roxie Theater. Caterpillar: After serving his country in the Second Sino-Japanese War, hardened soldier Lt. Kyuzo Kurokawa (Shima Ônishi) returns home a changed man. Since he lost his arms and legs in battle, his wife, Shigeko (Shinobu Terajima), contemplates putting him out of his misery until she discovers he still has the will to live. But, despite welcoming the prominence that comes with being the loving caretaker of the village war hero, Shigeko quietly begins to take her revenge for Kyuzo’s past transgressions. Thu., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. For The Love of Spock: Actors William Shatner, George Takei, Simon Pegg and others discuss the lasting legacy of Leonard Nimoy and his iconic portrayal of Mr. Spock on the television series “Star Trek.” Through Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Silicon Cowboys: Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world’s most powerful tech company. Although many others had tried cloning IBM’s prized code, only to be trounced by high-priced lawyers, Compaq’s vision for a portable PC found startling success, sending shockwaves through the industry and dethroning a tech giant. Sept. 16-23. The Future Was Here: Sci-Fi in Anime: A collection of 6 prime examples of anime Sci-Fi films that invite us to explore deep philosophical topics (nature of consciousness, artificial intelligence, war..) in beautifully crafted futuristic worlds only limited by the artist’s imagination. All the films are big screen must-sees and will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. For films and showtimes, see roxie.com. Sept. 16-22. Racing to Zero: Garbage takes on a whole new life. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Go behind the scenes and meet the inventive & enthusiastic characters across the city who are turning trash into resources. The city already recycles, composts and reuses a huge 80% of its garbage, but there’s more to do. “Racing to Zero” presents an inspiring blueprint for change across America. Sept. 16-22, 7 p.m. Royal Production Company World Premiere: This summer Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland, with the support of an Alternative Exposure grant, transformed into Royal Production Company (RPC). Four artists/collaboratives were selected to create new video works using the gallery as a site of production during a three week residency. Fri., Sept. 16, 7 & 9 p.m. Hedwig and The Angry Inch (35mm): A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” tells the story of the “internationally ignored” rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Mon., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.; Tue., Sept. 20, 9:30 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 21, 9:15 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087, roxie.com.

Sundance Kabuki 8 Cinema. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: Filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool, England, to their concert tours in Europe and the rest of the world. Starting Sept. 16. Daily. 1881 Post St., San Francisco, 415-931-9800, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.