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Arthouse Movie Listings for May 18-24, 2011 

Wednesday, May 18 2011
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Artists' Television Access. "Mutated: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ripoffs and the Direct Market": Collection of films exploring the cartoon series' influence on various forms of entertainment. Thu., May 19, 8 p.m. $6. Benefit for Dara Greenwald: Screening of works by Greta Snider, Jem Cohen, Jim Finn, Paul Chan, Ben Coonley, and Melinda Stone and Igor Vamos. Benefits artist battling cancer. Fri., May 20, 8 p.m. $6-$10. "Old Films, New Music": Other Cinema: Live music for found films. Sat., May 21, 8:30 p.m. $7. www.othercinema.com. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. The Women: Where archetypes come from. 1939. Wed., May 18, 2:30, 5:15 & 8 p.m. Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski: Goofiest-Coen-brothers double feature. Thu., May 19, 7 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The fourth in a franchise. May 20-26, 12:30, 3:45, 7 & 10 p.m. $10-$12. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

City College. City Shorts Student Film Festival: Thu., May 19, 7 p.m. $4. cityshorts.tumblr.com. 50 Phelan (at Ocean), (415)239-3000, www.ccsf.edu/.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Fifth Element: But Chris Tucker was good! Sun., May 22, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Bill Cunningham New York: Documentary of legendary New York Times photographer. Through May 19. $8.25-$10.50. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Davis), 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com.

Multiple San Francisco locations. Call for Submissions: Iranian Film Festival: Fest seeks films by and about Iranians; see website for details. Through Aug. 1. free. www.iranianfilmfestival.org. multiple addresses.

Oddball Film and Video. "Pop Goes the Classroom": Educational films including Crash, Bang, Boom (1970), Left Right Movie (1973), Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (1981), and Perc, Pop, Sprinkle (1969). Fri., May 20, 8:30 p.m. $10. "CineMusic: Expanding Boundaries in Art and Music": Titles include the World of Karell Arpel, Begone Dull Care, A Chairy Tale, Tanka, and Frank Film. Sat., May 21, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilm.com.

Red Vic Movie House. Dead Man: Jim Jarmusch's Western. Through May 18, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., May 18, 2 p.m. Big in Bollywood: Kenny Meehan & Bill Bowles' documentary about Omi Vaidya's sudden superstardom in India. Thu., May 19, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $10. Paul: Greg Mottola's UFO comedy. May 20-21, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., May 21, 2 & 4:15 p.m. Corner Store: Katherine Bruens' documentary. Sun., May 22, 2 & 4:15 p.m.; May 22-24, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. $6-$9. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Robert Berman/E6 Gallery. "Judgment Day": Film screening. Sat., May 21, 10 p.m. free. 1632 Market (at Rose), 558-9975, www.robertbermangallery.com.

Roxie Theater. I Wake Up Dreaming 2011: The Legendary and the Lost: Festival screening rarely seen noir films from Hollywood. Through May 26. I Am: A documentary by Hollywood comedian, director, screenwriter, and producer Tom Shadyac that poses two questions: What's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? Through May 19. $10. Stake Land: A small group of people fights vampires who've taken over cities and towns in the U.S. heartland. Through May 18. $6-$10. Meek's Cutoff: Three families get lost on the Oregon Trail in 1845 and must choose between their hired guide and a Native American stranger. May 21-26. $10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

The Vortex Room. "Beauty Is in the Eye of the Vortex": Features are Blow-Up (1966) and Baba Yaga (1973); plus shorts and trailers. Thu., May 19, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

VIZ Cinema. eatrip: Yuri Nomura's documentary about Japanese food culture. Sat., May 21, 3, 5 & 7 p.m. $10-$25. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Three-Way: A Trilogy of Vintage Erotica": Not quite pornography. May 19-26, 7:30 p.m. $8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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