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Arthouse Movie Listings for June 5-11, 2013 

Wednesday, Jun 5 2013
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Artists' Television Access. Bollywood Divas: Queering Desi Cinema: Desi cinema goes drag in two films — Anuj Vaidya's Bad Girl with a Heart of Gold and Kareem Khubchandani's Lessons in Drag — presented by 3rd i. Sat., June 8, 7 p.m. $10-$12. thirdi.org. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Bottle Cap. Dinner and a Movie: Weekly screenings in the Bottle Cap dining room. Sundays, 7 p.m. 1707 Powell, San Francisco, 529-2237, www.bottlecapsf.com.

The Castro Theatre. Elmer Gantry and Atlantic City: Burt Lancaster double feature. Wed., June 5, 2:30, 4:55, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and Two-Lane Blacktop: Warren Oates double feature. Thu., June 6, 7 & 9:05 p.m. Midnites for Maniacs: In honor of Johnny Depp's 50th (?!) birthday, this triple bill serves up three Burton-free Depp entries from the 1990s: Benny & Joon, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and John Waters' Cry-Baby. Fri., June 7, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:59 p.m. $13. midnitesformaniacs.com. Romeo + Juliet and Strictly Ballroom: Baz Luhrmann directorial double feature. Sat., June 8, 1, 2:45, 5:05, 7 & 9:20 p.m. Journey to Italy and Stromboli: Double feature of recently restored classics by Italian neorealist Roberto Rossellini, both starring Ingrid Berman. Sun., June 9, 1, 3:05, 4:50, 7 & 8:40 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Clay Theatre. What Maisie Knew: A modernized interpretation of the 19th century novel by Henry James. Daily. Fill the Void: Themes of love, death, and familial obligation wind their way through this dramatic Israeli debut by Rama Burshtein. June 7. The Room: Tommy Wiseau's cinematic bomb is every bit as bad as it's cracked up to be. You'll crack up as well at this riotous midnight screening with lots of Rocky Horror-style audience participation. Second Saturday of every month, midnight. 2261 Fillmore St, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Haunting: Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Jason Wiener, and Tristan Buckner watch this 1999 "thriller" that's laugh-out-loud terrible. Sun., June 9, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Frances Ha: A new indie comedy from the director of The Squid and the Whale. Daily. Kon-Tiki: Thor Heyerdahl's dangerous 1947 journey across the Pacific Ocean in a small wooden raft is given the adventure movie treatment by Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Daily. Before Midnight: What was once just the blush of young romance has matured into thoughtful middle-age wisdom in Before Midnight, the third installment of Richard Linklater's series starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Daily. The East: When a corporate espionage agent (Brit Marling) goes deep undercover inside an anarchist collective, she gradually begins to question her motivations and her life in this new thriller by writer/director Zal Batmanglij. Starting June 7. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/EmbarcaderoCenterCinema.htm.

Multiple Bay Area Locations. 12th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival: SF Indie's DocFest returns for another year of non-fiction documentaries, cinéma vérité, and short films on topics such as Bettie Page, Burning Man, queer hip-hop, gentrification, public schools, Pussy Riot, the Pirate Bay, disabled athletes, Antarctica, and even Thee Oh Sees' Petey Dammit. Venues include the Roxie Theater (June 6-20), Balboa Theatre (June 7-9), Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto (June 9-11), New Parkway Theater in Oakland (June 14-16), and Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz (June 21-23). See the festival website for full schedule lineups, film synopses, program tickets, and more. June 6-23. $11. sfindie.com. San Francisco, N/A.

New People. Third Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival: San Francisco's biggest enviro-centric cinema event returns for its third year of films with an ecological focus. This year's program features documentaries about Marin County coastal conservation, an anti-fracking concert in New York, underwater landscape artist Cristina Iglesias, the Haiti earthquake, Canadian Eskimos, disappearing bees, dancing garbagemen, and much more. Through June 5. $12 per screening. sfgreenfilmfest.org. 1746 Post (at Webster), San Francisco, 525-8630, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Oddball Films. Sid Davis: Nightmare Maker: Learn all about the dangers of talking to strangers, drinking, doing drugs, and other subjects at this retrospective of "educational" teenage scare films by the auteur of no-budget vintage cinema. Thu., June 6, 8 p.m. $10. Submerged Cinema: A screening of miscellaneous underwater film clips ranging from Jacques Cousteau to The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Fri., June 7, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Sightseers: A vacation trip through the British Isles goes horribly, hilariously wrong in this black comedy from across the pond. Through June 6. Stories We Tell: Written and directed by Sarah Polley. Daily. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's: Documentary about the luxurious NYC department store with numerous celebrity appearances. Daily. Venus and Serena: Documentary about the dominant sibling tennis champs. Daily. The Iceman: Michael Shannon plays a contract killer in this true crime drama. Daily. Wish You Were Here: The mysterious disappearance of a friend on holiday causes a rift between close friends in this psychological mystery from Australia. Starting June 7. Daily. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Roxie Theater. The Trash Treasures of Jon Moritsugu: Five nights of underground cult films by the lo-fi punk director, culminating in the Wednesday, June 5, theatrical premiere of Pig Death Machine, his first new movie since 2002. Through June 5. Neighborhood Night #5: Not Just a Day Job: An evening of short films directed by people who also happen to work at local movie theaters, including Joshua Lehman, Jared Raun, Annalise Velazquez, Mackenzie Mathis, and more. Wed., June 5, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFSU Campus/Fine Arts Building. Third Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging: A showcase of 25 films focusing on the "challenges and triumphs" of growing older. June 7-9. $9-$12 per screening (or $40 for festival pass). 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, 338-6535, www.sfsu.edu.

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. National Theatre Live: This House: Live cinema broadcast of James Graham's British political drama being performed onstage in London. Sat., June 8, 12:30 p.m. ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk. 1881 Post, San Francisco, 346-3243, www.sundancecinemas.com/kabuki.html.

Temescal Arts Center. Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental imagery by local filmmaker Joshua Kit Clayton. Sun., June 9, 8 p.m. free. shapeshifterscinema.com. 511 48th St., Oakland, 510-923-1074, www.temescalartscenter.org.

Top of the Mark. Third Annual Summer Movie Nights Series: Meet Me in St. Louis: Complimentary movie screening of Judy Garland's 1944 retro musical romp, plus sponsored wine tastings. Tue., June 11, 7:30 p.m. free. One Nob Hill, 999 California, San Francisco, 616-6916, www.intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com.

The Vortex Room. The Vortex Phenomena: Eyes Behind the Stars and The Kirlian Witness: Double feature of 1970s B-movies involving UFOs, telepathic plants, and murder most foul. Thu., June 6, 8 p.m. $10. 1082 Howard, San Francisco, N/A, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vortex-Room/217115454982128.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. New Filipino Cinema 2013: Festival of fresh films from the Philippines, including many U.S. premiere screenings. June 5-9. $8-$10. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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