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Arthouse movie listings for April 29-May 5, 2009 

Wednesday, Apr 29 2009

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Artists' Television Access. "Introduction to Experimental Animation": David Cox and Molly Hankwitz of Archimedia offer workshops on high-tech/low-tech animation. Saturdays, $40. "Pipedreams: Ptushko and Packard": Vintage and experimental fantasy film. Sat., May 2, 8:30 p.m. $6.66. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. Watchmen: Live-action version of an antihero comic book. Thu., April 30, 1:30, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Apocalypse Now Redux: Coppola never considered his famous film to be finished until this version. Sat., May 2, 2:30 & 7 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Oddball Films. PXL THIS 18: Sat., May 2, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Pacific Film Archive. Women's Cinema from Tangiers to Tehran: Women filmmakers from North Africa and the Middle East. See site for schedule. Through April 29. 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival at PFA: Through May 7. Film 50: History of Cinema: Berkeley's film studies course is open to the public. Through May 6. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124,

Red Vic Movie House. Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: Relive the holiest of holies, aka "the Game." Wed., April 29, 2, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., April 30, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. $6-$9. The Matrix: Now 10 years old. Yes, you are old. Fri., May 1, 7 & 9:45 p.m.; Sat., May 2, 7 & 9:45 p.m. The Wild Child: François Truffaut's story of a feral 12-year-old. Sun., May 3, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon., May 4, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Old Joy: Go camping with Will Oldham. Tue., May 5, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. In a Dream: Jeremiah Zagar's documentary about his father, a prolific mosaic artist. Through April 29, 6:30 p.m. Lost in the Fog: John Corey's documentary on the titular Bay Area racehorse. Director on hand for evening screenings through April 30. April 29-30, 7 & 9 p.m.; May 1-7, 6:30 p.m.; May 2-3, 3 p.m. $5-$9.75. Medicine for Melancholy: Barry Jenkins' feature about a one-night stand between twentysomething African Americans in San Francisco. April 29-May 7, 8 & 9:45 p.m.; May 2-3, 4:45 p.m. $5-$9.75. Hansel and Gretel: Yim Phil-Sung's retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Part of SFIFF. Thu., April 30, 7 p.m. Ferlinghetti: Reviewed this week. May 1-7, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; May 2-3, 3 & 5 p.m. $5-$9.75. 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. May 2-June 27, 3 p.m. free-$5. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Varnish Fine Art. "Moving Pictures": Last Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 77 Natoma (at Second St.), 222-6131,

Various San Francisco venues. San Francisco International Film Festival: Through May 7, $11-$12.50.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The Clown and the Fuhrer: Presented by the S.F. Jewish Film Festival. Wed., April 29, 7:30 p.m. $6-$8. Foul Gesture: Itshak (Tzahi) Grad's feature about frustration in Tel Aviv. Tue., May 5, 7:30 p.m. $6-$8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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