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Arthouse movie listings for August 5-11, 2009 

Wednesday, Aug 5 2009

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Artists' Television Access. Rembrandt Laughing: Jon Jost's 1988 feature about life in San Francisco. Fri., Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $6. "A Night of Avant-Garde Film and Sound": Presented by 23five Incorporated. Sat., Aug. 8, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. "Rock 'n' Roll Phantasmagoria": Aug. 5-6, 2:15 p.m. $7.50-$10. "Rock 'Til You Drop": Midnites for Maniacs quadruple feature: Junior High School, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Top Secret, and Get Crazy. Fri., Aug. 7, 7 p.m. $10. Woodstock: Michael Wadleigh's 1970 documentary. Sat., Aug. 8, 2 & 7 p.m. A Hard Day's Night and Jailhouse Rock: Famous music double feature. Sun., Aug. 9, 2:30, 4:25, 6:10 & 8 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

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,

Red Vic Movie House. Easy Rider: Dennis Hopper's landmark film, now with a restored print. Wed., Aug. 5, 2, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 6, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 7, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 8, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Double Indemnity: Billy Wilder's 1944 tale of greed and murder. Sun., Aug. 9, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 10, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong get in the van. Tue., Aug. 11, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Root Division. Three-Minute Film Festival: Sat., Aug. 8, 7 p.m. $5-$20. 3175 17th St. (at South Van Ness), 863-7668,

Roxie Theater. Herb and Dorothy: Megumi Sasaki's documentary on two regular people who collect art. Through Aug. 13, 6:20 p.m.; Through Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m. $5-$9.75. Julia: Tilda Swinton in Erick Zonca's alcoholic horror/kidnapping flick. Through Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m. Guest of Cindy Sherman: A man complains that it's "excruciating" to be "the wife" of the world-famous artist of the title. Through Aug. 6, 8 & 9:50 p.m.; Through Aug. 13, 8 p.m.; Through Aug. 9, 4:30 p.m. Until the Light Takes Us: Aaron Eites and Audrey Ewell's documentary on the Norwegian black metal scene. Through Aug. 6, 9:10 p.m. Kassim the Dream: Kief Davidson's feature about Kassim Ouma. Aug. 7-13, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Aug. 8-9, 3 & 5 p.m. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's documentary about the influential African musician. Aug. 7-13, 9:40 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SFMOMA. Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 4: A selection of short works by D. A. Pennebaker. Thu., Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 5: Jayne Loader's The Atomic Cafe and Edward English's The Family Fallout Shelter. Sat., Aug. 8, 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Rare Films from The Baseball Hall of Fame: Jackie Robinson's secret tryout with the Dodgers, commercials featuring Pete Rose, and other oddities. Thu., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. A Sunday in Hell: The best film ever (about cycling). Sun., Aug. 9, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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