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Arthouse movie listings for March 3-9, 2010 

Wednesday, Mar 3 2010
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Artists' Television Access. Cinemas, Heaviness: Other Cinema's experimental rarities. Sat., March 6, 8:30 p.m. $9.99. Vimeo Offline: Comic Web shorts. Sun., March 7, 8 p.m. free. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. The Red Shoes: Moira Shearer makes ballet look romantic. Wed., March 3, 1:30, 4:15, 7 & 9:40 p.m.; Thu., March 4, 7 & 9:40 p.m. $7.50-$10. Alice in Wonderland: Tim Burton's 3D fantasy. March 5-April 1, 1, 4, 7 & 9:45 p.m. $7.50-$10. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Exploratorium. "After Dark: Distortion": SFFS' Sean Uyehara presents filmic psychedelia and rock music. Thu., March 4, 6 p.m. free-$12. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 561-0360, www.exploratorium.edu.

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, www.feminapotens.org.

Mechanics' Institute Library. Star Power: A Month of Meryl Streep: Karel Reisz' The French Lieutenant's Woman. Fri., March 5, 6 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0100, www.milibrary.org.

Multiple San Francisco locations. Disposable Film Festival: The best work made with nonpro gear. See more in Night and Day. March 4-7. varies. www.disposablefilmfest.com. multiple addresses.

Oddball Films. "Hot Wheels": Vintage shorts about "things that go." RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Fri., March 5, 8:30 p.m. $10. "Fantasy and Fairy Tale": Rare shorts curated by Jeremy Menzies. RSVP to info@oddballfilm.com. Sat., March 6, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. The Beaches of Agnès: Agnès Varda's film about her life. Wed., March 3, 2, 7 & 9:20 p.m. Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. Thu., March 4, 7 & 9:20 p.m.; Fri., March 5, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:20 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:20 p.m. $7-$9. The Muppet Movie: The gang, including Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, and Orson Welles. Sun., March 7, 2, 4, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; Mon., March 8, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m. 35 Shots of Rum: Claire Denis' film about love and family in a Paris suburb. Tue., March 9, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., March 10, 2, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Roxie Theater. Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970: Directed by Murray Lerner. Through March 6, 6:40, 8 & 9:30 p.m.; Through March 7, 3:30 & 5 p.m. $5-$9.75. Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. Through March 6, 6:45 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 2:30 p.m. $5-$9.75. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?: Werner Herzog and David Byrne team up to weird you out. Through March 6, 8:50 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 4:50 p.m. $5-$9.75. Up the Oscars Benefit Bash: Go ahead, have your fun. See more in Night and Day. Sun., March 7, 4 p.m. $15. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. "Material and Illusion": A survey featuring avant-garde artists like Peter Kubelka and Bruce Conner. Thu., March 4, 7 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. The Hellcats and Kitten with a Whip: Pulpy cult films and available cocktails. Thu., March 4, 9 p.m. $5 donation. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. Darby O'Gill and the Little People: March's Film of the Month. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through March 31. 104 Montgomery (at Banks), 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org.

VIZ Cinema. Maison de Himiko: Love story by Isshin Inudo. Through March 4. $8-$10. "TokyoScope, Vol.1 Yakuza Night Fever": Talk by Patrick Macias and video game launch. Fri., March 5, 7 p.m. $10. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Human Rights and Film 2010: 8, with contributions by Jane Campion, Gus Van Sant, Wim Wenders, Mira Nair, Abderrahmane Sissako, and more. Thu., March 4, 7:30 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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