Arthouse Movie Listings for March 2-8, 2011

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Artists' Television Access. “The Touching of Hands”: A collaboration among Scott Treleaven, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Terence Hannum focusing on the influence of artist and mystic Brion Gysin. Wed., March 2, 8 p.m. $6.“Radical Light: Small-Gauge Diaries and Portraits”: Works on 8mm and Super-8mm film. Thu., March 3, 7:30 p.m. “Mission Eye & Ear”: film/music collaborations by Nara Denning & Kasey Knudsen, Carl Diehl & Randy McKean, Mike Kuchar & Phillip Greenlief, and Mark Wilson & duo B. Fri., March 4, 8 p.m. $8-$10. “Optronica”: Other Cinema: experimental film and live music. Sat., March 5, 8:30 p.m. $6. The New Talkies: Screening of short scenes from modern films overdubbed by live narration. Sun., March 6, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. We Were Here: Documentary about AIDS. Through March 3. $7.50-$100. “Exposed on Film”: Series presented by SFMOMA. March 4-6. “The Ethical Camera”: Presented by SFMOMA; films include Medium Cool and Blow Up. Fri., March 4, 7 p.m. $10. Sing-Along The Little Mermaid: Annoying, or cute? March 5-6, 1 p.m.; March 7-9, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., March 9, 2 p.m. “Kids on the Boundaries”: Presented by SFMOMA; films include Deep End, Streetwise, and Pretty Baby. Sat., March 5, 5 p.m. $10. “Double Exposure”: Presented by SFMOMA; films include Anita — Tanze des lasters and Lost Highway. Sun., March 6, 5 p.m. $10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Godzilla 2000: Was anything with “2000” in its name good? Yell your answers at the screen. Sun., March 6, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Exploratorium. The Short Films of Charles and Ray Eames: Works include Powers of Ten (1977), Eames Lounge Chair (1956), IBM Mathematics Peep Shows (1961), Bread (1953), and Toccata for Toy Trains (1957). Sat., March 5, 2 p.m. free with admission. 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,

Oddball Film and Video. “Reel Rock 'n' Roll: Rockin' Rarities on Film”: Rare 1960s and 1970s rock clips including footage from the Something Else TV program as well as The Beatles Come To Town, Condensed Cream of Beatles, Black Sabbath Parade, and outtakes from The Monkees. Fri., March 4, 8:30 p.m. $10. “Cinemania: A Crash Course in Cinema History”: Films include The History of the Cinema (1958), The Biography of the Motion Picture Camera (1948), and How to Make a Movie Without a Camera (1972). Sat., March 5, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112,

Red Vic Movie House. Megamind: Tom McGrath's animated feature. Through March 3, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., March 2, 2 p.m. Found Footage Festival: Home movies, instructional tapes, and more. March 4-5, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $12. Your Good Friend: Test screening, RSVP only. See website. Sun., March 6, 2 & 4 p.m. free. Vision: Margarethe von Trotta's feature about Hildegard von Bingen. Sun., March 6, 2 & 4:15 p.m.; March 6-7, 7 & 9:15 p.m. I Love You, Philip Morris: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's prison love story. March 8-9, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., March 9, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. Somewhere: Sofia Coppola's film about a Hollywood actor called Johnny Marco. Through March 3. $6-$10. The Woman Chaser: A satire in which a used-car salesman decides to become a movie director in 1950s Los Angeles. Through March 3; Through March 6. $6-$10. Machotaildrop: Film from 2009 about an amateur skateboarder. March 4-6; March 8-10. $6-$10. Black Swan: A ballet dancer slowly loses her mind after being cast in Swan Lake. March 4-10. $6-$10. Back to School Specials Triple Feature: The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon, The Peanut Butter Solution, and Cipher in the Snow. Sat., March 5, 7 p.m. $6-$10. Major Organ and the Adding Machine: Musical accompaniment by Elephant 6 artists. Sun., March 6, 1 p.m. $10. Gangsta, Gangsta: Hong Kong Crime Films 1986-2010: Presented by the San Francisco Film Society. Mon., March 7, 7 p.m. $6-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SFMOMA. The Nude Restaurant: Andy Warhol film from 1967. Thu., March 3, 7 p.m. $5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

The Vortex Room. “The Agent from V.O.R.T.E.X.”: Secret agent series includes The Liquidator (1965) and Madame Sin (1972). Thu., March 3, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.),

VIZ Cinema. Melting Siberia: SFFS: Ido Haar's documentary about family. Wed., March 2, 7 p.m. $20. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600,

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