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Arthouse movie listings for February 18-24, 2009 


Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Open mike for filmakers. Thu., Feb. 19, 8 p.m. $5. Chant d'Amour: Jean Genet's short film and several other silent shorts, accompanied live by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble. Fri., Feb. 20, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. Milk: Here's your chance to spend the entire movie looking for yourself in the crowd scenes. Through Feb. 26, 1, 4, 7 & 9:45 p.m. International Film Festival on Aging: They like sex! They're cool! Fri., Feb. 20, 1 p.m. $15-$25. Oscar Telecast Champagne Party: Jan Wahl, a red carpet, and thou. Milk screens after the awards. Sun., Feb. 22, 5 p.m. $20. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Johnny Mnemonic: A terrible film about a hard drive in Keanu's head. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Fort Mason, Cowell Theater. San Francisco Ocean Film Festival: See review on page 22. Feb. 20-22. $10. in Herbst Pavilion (Marina & Buchanan), 345-7553,

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation: Cao Hamburger's Brazilian drama about soccer. Part of the series "Jewish Sports Films." Mon., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200,

Main Library. Bad Science Film Festival: Films Charles Darwin would not appreciate one bit. Part of Evolve 2009. Sat., Feb. 21, 1 p.m. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400,

Multiple San Francisco locations. San Francisco Independent Film Festival: Through Feb. 22. $10-$11. The Oscars: Live telecast. Sun., Feb. 22, 5 p.m. multiple addresses within San Francisco.

Oddball Film and Video. "Soul Music Spectacular": Pete Gowdy curates music shorts. RSVP to Sat., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8116,

Red Vic Movie House. Synecdoche, New York:Screenwriter and director Charlie Kaufman is a really smart guy. Wed., Feb. 18, 2, 7 & 9:35 p.m. Let the Right One In: Vampires! Thu., Feb. 19, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 20, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 21, 2, 4:25, 7 & 9:25 p.m. The Muppet Movie: Dom DeLuise convinces Kermit to go to Hollywood, and then, shenanigans! Feb. 22-23, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 23, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. Cadillac Records: The story of the rise of Chess Records. Tue., Feb. 24, 7 & 9:20 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 25, 2, 7 & 9:20 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. San Francisco Independent Film Festival: Screenings and parties, aka Indie Fest. Through Feb. 19. Slumdog Millionaire: Nommed up the wazoo. Sunday Feb. 22, screens only at 1:30 and 9:10 p.m. Feb. 20-26, 6:45 & 9:10 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 21, 1:30 & 4 p.m. Crips and Bloods: Made in America: See Opening listings. Feb. 20-26, 7 & 9:10 p.m.; Feb. 21-22, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m. Feb. 23. Up the Oscars: Major, major irreverence. Sun., Feb. 22, 3:45 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

San Francisco Film Society Screen. Owl and the Sparrow: See Ongoing listings. Through Feb. 19. Just Another Love Story: Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal's gross tale of mistaken identity. Feb. 20-26 at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post (at Fillmore),

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sud: Inspired by William Faulkner. Part of the exhibit "Chantal Akerman." Sat., Feb. 21, 1 p.m. From the Other Side: Examines illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexican border. Part of the exhibit "Chantal Akerman." Sat., Feb. 21, 3 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "The Savage Eye": Shorts by Haskell Wexler, Helen Levitt, and Jack Couffer. Wed., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Death in the Land of Encantos: Lav Diaz' nine-hour documentary. Sat., Feb. 21, noon. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,

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