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Arthouse movie listings for May 20-26, 2009 

Wednesday, May 20 2009

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111 Minna Gallery. "We Resist!": Art, politics, and a screening of The True Cost of Chevron. Thu., May 21, 9 p.m. $15. 111 Minna (at Second St.), 974-1719,

Artists' Television Access. "Seeing Ohlones": Live radio broadcast and short films. Wed., May 20, 6 p.m. Free. OpenScreening: Open mike for film and video. Thu., May 21, 8 p.m. $5. "Descending Stardom Access": Experimental remixes of old TV. Fri., May 22, 8 p.m. $6. "Introduction to Experimental Animation": David Cox and Molly Hankwitz of Archimedia offer workshops on high-tech/low-tech animation. Saturdays. Continues through June 20. $40. "The End of the Analog": Experimental film and videogame manipulation. Sat., May 23, 8:30 p.m. $6. "Vaudeville Follies": Live film narration, and movie mashups featuring poets Nada Gordon and Gary Sullivan. Sun., May 24, 8 p.m. $8. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Cafe Royale. The Pee-wee Herman Show: Wed., May 20, 8 p.m. free. 800 Post (at Leavenworth), 441-4099.

Castro Theatre. "Women on the Verge": Murder-nuns, bad moms, tough dames, and more at this series of ladies' films. Through May 21. "Sparkle, Patty, Sparkle!": Bruce Vilanch interviews Patty Duke onstage before a screening of Valley of the Dolls, clips, a sing-along of the Patty Duke Show theme, and more. Wed., May 20, 8 p.m. $30. The Times of Harvey Milk and Milk: A double dose of Harvey. No screenings Tuesday May 26. May 22-28, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through May 28. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Licence to Kill: Oh, great. Timothy Dalton is now James Bond, and Timothy Dalton sucks. Sun., May 24, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Delancey Street Theater. Greek Film Festival: Through May 24. $15. 600 The Embarcadero (at Brannan), 512-5153,

Make-Out Room. "Quiet Loud": Films by Nara Denning and live music. Sun., May 24, 8 p.m. $7. 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888,

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Unlock the Box: Activist film and antiprison speakers. Thu., May 21, 6 p.m. $5. 2868 Mission (at 24th St.), 821-1155,

Oddball Films. "As Seen on TV": Curator Pete Gowdy screens rare television. RSVP to Fri., May 22, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Strange Sinema": Rarities from the archive. RSVP to Fri., May 22, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Red Vic Movie House. The English Surgeon: A profile of brain surgeon Henry Marsh, with a soundtrack by Nick Cave. Wed., May 20, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Live Nude Girls, Unite!: The Lusty Lady unionizes. Thu., May 21, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Serbis: Crazy times in a soft-core theater in the Philippines. Fri., May 22, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., May 23, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Examined Life: Smart people talk ideas. Sun., May 24, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; May 25-26, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. "I Wake Up Dreaming": Two-week series of film noir B-movies. Through May 28. $10. Know Your Mushrooms: Ron Mann's documentary about the many uses of fungi. May 20-27, 6:45 p.m.; May 23-24, 3:20 p.m. Medicine for Melancholy: Barry Jenkins' feature about a one-night stand between twentysomething African Americans in San Francisco. May 20-27, 8:10 & 9:50 p.m.; May 23-24, 4:50 p.m. Ferlinghetti: Christopher Felver's documentary about the famous poet. May 23-24, 1:50 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SFMOMA. Robert Frank Retrospective: A near-complete, two-month survey of the enigmatic artist's avant-garde narrative films. See site for schedule. Through June 27, 3 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Night and Day: New feature by Hong San-Soo. May 21-22. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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