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Arthouse movie listings for August 19-25, 2009 

Wednesday, Aug 19 2009
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Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Film and video open mike. Thu., Aug. 20, 8 p.m. $5. "A Suite of Maya Deren Short Films": Includes the famous Meshes of the Afternoon. Fri., Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $6. Time Machine: Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown in person. Sat., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bridge Theatre. Midnight Mass: Peaches Christ signs off. See more in Night and Day. Aug. 21-22, 11:59 p.m. $13. www.peacheschrist.com. 3010 Geary (at Blake), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/BridgeTheatre.htm.

Castro Theatre. Brüno: Sacha Baron Cohen ego trip. Thu., Aug. 20, 6, 8 & 9:45 p.m. Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino movie. Aug. 21-22, 12, 3:30, 7 & 10 p.m.; Aug. 23-27, 1, 4:30 & 8 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Judge Dredd: Sylvester Stallone plays a beloved comics character. Nice casting! Sun., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Oddball Films. "Between Time and Tibet": Short films on Tibetan traditions. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Don't Touch That Dial": Vintage advertisements from the archive. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Dead Man: Jim Jarmusch directs Johnny Depp. And it's weird! Wed., Aug. 19, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 20, 2, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Sita Sings the Blues: S.F.'s theatrical premiere of Nina Paley's sparkling animated feature. Fri., Aug. 21, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 22, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 23, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 24, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Hangover: Four friends drink too much in Vegas. Tue., Aug. 25, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 26, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Herb and Dorothy: Megumi Sasaki's documentary on two regular people who collect art. Through Aug. 20, 6:20 p.m. $5-$9.75. The English Surgeon: Geoffrey Smith's documentary about a brain surgeon. Through Aug. 20, 7 & 8:50 p.m.; Through Aug. 27, 8:50 p.m.; Through Aug. 23, 4:55 p.m. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's documentary about the influential African musician. Through Aug. 20, 8 p.m.; Through Aug. 27, 6:45 p.m.; Through Aug. 23, 2:45 p.m. Guest of Cindy Sherman: A man complains that it's "excruciating" to be "the wife" of the world-famous artist of the title. Through Aug. 20, 10:10 p.m. American Casino: See Opening listings. Fri., Aug. 21, 7 & 9:15 p.m.; Aug. 22-23, 3 & 5 p.m.; Aug. 22-27, 7 & 8:50 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 7: David L. Brown's Bound by the Wind. Thu., Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 22, 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Vortex Room Film Cult: Cult on Film: Race with the Devil and The Wicker Man. See more in Night and Day. Thu., Aug. 20, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Agua: Veronica Chen's film about swimming and doping. Thu., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. "Winning Isn't Everything: A Tribute to 1970s Sports Film": A special presentation of Midnites for Maniacs, with Ice Castles, The Bad News Bears, and The Cheerleaders. Sun., Aug. 23, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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