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Arthouse Movie Listings December 5-11, 2012 

Wednesday, Dec 5 2012
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Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: The only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Thu., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $5. A Non Sequitur Dog From Hell: Works by SFAI Film Class Projects. Refreshments included. Fri., Dec. 7, 6 p.m. $4. Mixed Signals: New works by SFAI's MFA students. Fri., Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m. $4. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, atasite.org.

The Castro Theatre. Get Carter and The Trip: Wed., Dec. 5. $8.50-$11. Mystical Traveler: The Life and Times of Dr. John-Roger: Documentary on the author and spiritual teacher. Q&A with the directors to follow. Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. $10. Midnites for Maniacs: No Pain, No Gain: A triple bill: Bring It On, Hairspray, and Kickboxer. Fri., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. $13. Samsara: Documentary on the search for interconnection, sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Sat., Dec. 8; Sun., Dec. 9. $8.50-$11. "Lost Landscapes of San Francisco": Rick Prelinger hosts a screening of footage from early to mid-20th century San Francisco. Tue., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. $10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. It Happened One Christmas: A 1977 made-for-TV remake of It's a Wonderful Life starring Marlo Thomas. Part of Bad Movie Night. Sun., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, darkroomsf.com.

de Young Museum. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's tragedy performed by the Royal Ballet, featuring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. Sun., Dec. 9, 12:30 p.m. free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK, in Golden Gate Park), 750-3600, deyoungmuseum.org.

Femina Potens. "Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday": Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including Q+A 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. 2199 Market (at Sanchez), 864-1558, feminapotens.org.

Oddball Films. The Hellstrom Chronicle and other Junk Science: A night of subjective science films that stretch the definition of documentary. Thu., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. The Best (and Worst) of the Blonde Bombshells: A program celebrating blondes from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Includes: I'm No Angel, It's Simple Darling!, and The Fabulous Cat Girl. Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $10; RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, oddballfilm.com.

Roxie Theater. Another Hole in the Head Film Festival: S.F.'s original genre film festival screens 54 films in 11 days. Also screens at Victoria Theatre, and Vortex Room. Includes: Forbidden Zone in Color, Zero Killed, Mon Ami, and A Little Bit Zombie. Through Dec. 9. $10-$140. sfindie.com. Just 45 Minutes from Broadway: A struggling actress retreats to her parents' country house to recover from a breakup. Through Dec. 13. $6.50-$10. Everything Is Terrible! Holiday Special 2012!: Found footage with a holiday theme. Includes fights over toys for tots, erotic Santas, and Nazi elves. Fri., Dec. 7, 10 p.m. $15. Gremlins: A special screening as part of the Roxie's holiday party. Includes an appearance by Santa, stocking stuffers, and a raffle. Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. $12. XTRO and The Deadly Spawn: Sun., Dec. 9. $6.50-$10. Sigur Ros: Valtari Film Experiment: Join Sigur Rós fans from around the world for a unique program of short films. Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. $6.50-$10. sigur-ros.co.uk. An Evening of Utter Balloonacy: Baloon-themed screening. Includes: The Black Balloon, The Red Balloon, and The Balloonatic. Mon., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. $6.50-$10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Shifting Geographies/Special Relativity: Short works that analyze power, individual expression, and state oppression. Includes: Deep State, newsreel number one: day and night (october 25th/26th), and Crossings. Thu., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St. (at Minna), 357-4000, sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. Chosen Survivors and The Last Days of Planet Earth: Thu., Dec. 6, 9 p.m. $7. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), myspace.com/thevortexroom.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Honk If You're Horny: Retro Sex Musicals: A triple feature of sexploitation films from the '70s. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 20. $8-$10. Islam Unknown: A two-part collection of eight conversations with unconventional Muslim intellectuals. Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. free. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, ybca.org.

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