Arthouse movie listings for December 8-14, 2010

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Artists' Television Access. Open Screening: Open submissions screening. One hour of shorts; anything goes with the screened films. Fri., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. $5. “Audio Vison”: Other Cinema: Experimental cinema and pre-cinema. Sat., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. La Strada and Satyricon: Fellini double feature. Wed., Dec. 8, 2:30 & 7 p.m. Gremlins and Black Christmas: Holiday horror double feature. Thu., Dec. 9, 7:15 & 9 p.m. Just One of the Guys, Point Break, and Maniac: Midnites for Maniacs triple feature. Fri., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. $12. Cabaret and Xanadu: Creepy escapist double feature. Sat., Dec. 11, 2:35, 5 & 7 p.m. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Tim Burton's animated feature. Sun., Dec. 12, 2, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15 & 9 p.m. Sir Arne's Treasure with the Mountain Goats in Solo Performance: Silent film with live accompaniment of original score. Tue., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $21-$22.50. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: All together now: It's a Wonderful Life isn't a bad movie! You monsters! Sun., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Home for the Holidays: Thursday noon free movie. Thu., Dec. 9, noon. free. A Hard Straight: Documentary by Goro Toshima about transitioning back into society from prison. Thu., Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595,

Multiple San Francisco locations. Call for Submissions: Iranian Film Festival: Fest seeks films by and about Iranians; see website for details. Through Aug. 1, 2011. free. multiple addresses.

Oddball Films. “Visionary Design: The Cinema of Charles and Ray Eames”: A collection of movies by and about the groundbreaking designers and filmmakers. Fri., Dec. 10, 8:30 p.m. $10. “Weirdsville 21: Oddities from the Archives”: Shorts, movie trailers, and commercials including The Fur Coat Club (1973), King of the Carnival (1947), Ego (1969), and Nudism – A Way of Life? (circa 1950). Sat., Dec. 11, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Opera Plaza Cinema. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould: Daily. $6-$10. 601 Van Ness (at Golden Gate), 267-4893.

Peace Plaza. Tokyo Godfathers: Free movies on the plaza presented by the Center for Asian American Media. Sat., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. free. Post & Buchanan, Japantown.

Red Vic Movie House. Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie: Michelle Esrick's documentary about the clown and activist. Through Dec. 9, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Machete: Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis' action hero. Dec. 10-11, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 11, 2 & 4:15 p.m. Breathless: Jean Luc Godard's New Wave classic. Sun., Dec. 12, 2 & 4 p.m.; Dec. 12-13, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Triplets of Belleville: Sylvain Chomet's charmingly weird animated feature. Tue., Dec. 14, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 15, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. Exit Through the Gift Shop: Documentary including British street artist known as Banksy. Through Dec. 8; Through Dec. 15. $6-$10. The Temptation of St. Tony: Veiko Õunpuu's existential allegory. Through Dec. 9. $6-$10. Howl: Film based on the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg that resulted from his landmark poem. Through Dec. 8; Through Dec. 16. $6-$10. Bad Santa: Stars Billy Bob Thornton as a drunken, crooked, department-store Santa Claus. Fri., Dec. 10. $6-$10. Bad Writing: Documentary about showing famous writers the bad poetry of a young man. Fri., Dec. 10. $6-$10. Drunk and Alone: Christmas comedy Home Alone plus snacks, holiday cartoons, and Santa. Sun., Dec. 12, 4 p.m. $5-$10. Permanent Vacation: The first feature film by director Jim Jarmusch. Mon., Dec. 13. $6-$10. Stranger Than Paradise: Black-and-white film about a Hungarian's visit to her cousin in New York City. Directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring John Lurie. Tue., Dec. 14. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

VIZ Cinema. Redline: Takeshi Koike's racecar anime feature. Through Dec. 9, 5 & 7:15 p.m. $10. Cast Me If You Can: Atsushi Ogata's comedy. Dec. 10-19. $10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Go to Hell for the Holidays: Unusual horror films throughout December. Through Dec. 18. $8. International Buddhist Film Festival Showcase: Four features. Dec. 9-19. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,

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