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Arthouse movie listings for October 14-20, 2009 

Wednesday, Oct 14 2009
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Artists' Television Access. "An Evening of Electroacoustic Audiovisual Improvisations": Film and music by John Butcher, Gino Robair, and Bill Hsu. Wed., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. $6-$10. "Kiwi-pop and Spazzanimation": Music by the Blueness, and short experimental film. Thu., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. $6. Sam Green, Erick Lyle, and Vanessa Renwick: Part of Other Cinema's "Visible Histories" series. Sat., Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m. $8. Saltwater Sunday Salon: The folks behind the Saltwater film host happy hours. Sundays, 5:30 p.m., $5. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Toy Story and Toy Story 2: In 3D; fifteen-minute intermission. No 2:30 show Oct. 4. Through Oct. 14, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. Arab Film Festival: Help and Pomegranates and Myrrh. Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Twilight: Dreamy vampires. Sun., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. 5:04 p.m.: A First-Person Account of the 1989 World Series Earthquake Game: Documentary by Jon Leonoudakis. Wed., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595, www.sfpl.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series Fall 2009: Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill. Fri., Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. "VideoFest 2009 Labor and Dreams": New films. Thu., Oct. 15; Sat., Oct. 17. $6-$8. 2868 Mission (at 24th St.), 821-1155, www.missionculturalcenter.org.

Multiple San Francisco locations. Arab Film Festival: The 13th edition takes place throughout the Bay Area. See more in Night and Day. Oct. 15-25, www.aff.org.

Park Branch Library. "Rare Beatles Films": Rock critic and author Richie Unterberger screens film featured in his latest book, The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film. Wed., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. free. 1833 Page (at Cole), 355-5656, sfpl.lib.ca.us.

Red Vic Movie House. Whatever Works: Woody Allen directs Larry David. Wed., Oct. 14, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 15, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Brüno: Sacha Baron Cohen's hard-hitting doc about the fashion industry. Fri., Oct. 16, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 17, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Amarcord: Federico Fellini's 1973 semi-autobiographical account of his youth. Sun., Oct. 18, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:35 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 19, 7 & 9:35 p.m. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?: Bob Hoskins puts up with a cartoon rabbit. Tue., Oct. 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Still Walking: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's film about a family's reunion 15 years after a member's death. Through Oct. 14, 6:45 p.m. Eating Out 3: Q. Allan Brocka's superqueer comedy. Through Oct. 15, 7 & 8:40 p.m. We Live in Public: Internet artist Josh Harris' strange life putting himself and others online. Through Oct. 15, 9 p.m. The Edge of Never: Peter Schweitzer and William A. Kerig's family ski drama. Thu., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. San Francisco Documentary Festival: aka DocFest. Oct. 16-29. $11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

The Variety Preview Room (the Hobart Building). Sweet Crude: Sandy Cioffi's documentary about oil in the Niger Delta. Sun., Oct. 18, 2:50 p.m. 582 Market (at Second St.), 781-3893.

VIZ Cinema. K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces: Shimako Sato's sci-fi action film. Through Oct. 15, 2:40 p.m.; Through Oct. 15, 5:30 & 8:20 p.m. $8-$10. Maiko Haaaan!!!: Nobuo Mizuta's geisha comedy. Oct. 16-21, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 17-18, 1 p.m.; Oct. 17-21, 3:30 p.m. $8-$10. 1746 Post St. (at Webster), www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Pink Cinema Revolution: The Radical Films of Koji Wakamatsu": Violated Angels. Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Go, Go Second Time Virgin and Violent Virgin. Sat., Oct. 17, 8:50 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 18, 3:20 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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