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Arthouse movie listings for December 1-7, 2010 

Wednesday, Dec 1 2010

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Artists' Television Access. "Radical Lights: San Francisco Lines of Sight": Experimental films and videos shot in San Francisco from 1979 through 2005. Wed., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. $10. "Musical Portraits": Other Cinema: Jim Granato's D Tour and other music films. Sat., Dec. 4, 8 p.m. $6-$10. Calvin & Sweetpea: Documentary covering Alzheimer's disease and a 54-year marriage. Filmmaker Jon Fletcher will answer questions. Sun., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Bridge Theatre. "Bebop Nights": A screening of intense and violent episodes of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. Sat., Dec. 4, midnight. free-$4. 3010 Geary (at Blake), 267-4893,

Castro Theatre. Sing-a-Long Sound of Music: Meaning, there are subtitles on this fucker. Dec. 1-5, 7 p.m.; Dec. 4-5, 2 p.m. $10-$15. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Take your aggression out on A Christmas Carol, Jim Carrey version. Sun., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Excelsior Branch Library. The Long Goodbye: Robert Altman's weird 1973 take on classic noir. Mon., Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. free. 4400 Mission (at Cotter), 355-2868,

Exploratorium. Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres Book Release Party: Three short films will be screened: Two Space (1979), M.T.X.S. (1990), and Mothlight (1963). Sat., Dec. 4, 3 p.m. $10-$15. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 561-0360,

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers. Also features a visual open mike: Submit short (five minutes or less) films or video pieces at 7:30 p.m. First Friday of every month. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558,

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Thursday noon free movie. Thu., Dec. 2, noon. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595,

Oddball Films. "Bass on Titles"": Films showcasing the work of graphic designer Saul Bass. Fri., Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m. $10. "The 30 Second Dream": Television commercials and documentaries on those commercials from the 1950s to the 1970s. Sat., Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Red Vic Movie House. Animal Kingdom: David Michod's scary-family feature. Through Dec. 1, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Polack: Jim Kenney's documentary about Polishness. Thu., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie: Reviewed on page 23. Dec. 3-9, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Dec. 4-5, 2 & 4 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 8, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. The Prince of Broadway: The life of a street hustler and illegal immigrant from Ghana is upended by fatherhood. Through Dec. 2; Through Dec. 5. $6-$10. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Documentary including British street artist known as Banksy. Through Dec. 1; Through Dec. 8. $6-$10. Howl: Film based on the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg that resulted from his landmark poem. Through Dec. 2; Through Dec. 8. $6-$10. The Temptation of St. Tony: See Opening listings. Dec. 3-9. $6-$10. California Tango: Romantic comedy; director and cast members present at screening. Fri., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SFMOMA. Sylvano Bussotti and sfSoundGroup: An evening with Italian composer and director Sylvano Bussotti. Thu., Dec. 2, 6 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Studio 385. Caligari: Play based on the old silent film. Starting Dec. 2. Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. $10-$20. 385A Eighth St. (at Harrison).

VIZ Cinema. 8 x 8 x 8 Film Festival: Short films for Hanukkah. Thu., Dec. 2, 7 p.m. $12. "China Underground": Independent film means something different when it was made in China. Dec. 3-5. Redline: Takeshi Koike's racecar anime feature. Dec. 6-9, 5 & 7:15 p.m. $10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Go to Hell for the Holidays: Unusual horror films throughout December. Dec. 2-18. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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