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Arthouse movie listings for October 21-27, 2009 

Wednesday, Oct 21 2009

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Artists' Television Access. "Distribution Workshop/Panel Discussion": Experts help experimental filmmakers. Wed., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. free. ATA Film & Video Festival: See more in Night and Day. Oct. 22-23, 7:30 p.m. $7-$10. Saltwater Sunday Salon: The folks behind the Saltwater film host happy hours. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31. $5. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Bridge Theatre. Midnight Mass: Peaches Christ brings back Midnight Mass to host The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Sun., Oct. 25, midnight. 3010 Geary (at Blake), 267-4893,

Castro Theatre. Grey Gardens and The Beales of Grey Gardens: Double feature of mother-daughter cult fashion idol cat ladies. Wed., Oct. 21, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 p.m. District 9 and Alien: Double feature of hateable E.T.s. Thu., Oct. 22, 7 & 9:15 p.m. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Tim Burtony fun in big giant 3-D. Starting Oct. 23. Oct. 23-Nov. 5, 7 & 8:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30, 3:25 & 5:10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 5. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Clay. Cinema by the Bay: A punchy mix of uncompromising and iconoclastic dramas, docs, and shorts. See more in Night and Day. Oct. 22-25. $10-$12.50. 925-866-9559. The Confessional: Local filmmaker James Anthony Cotton's thriller. Fri., Oct. 23, 9 p.m. Trailers from Hell Halloween Screening and Costume Party: A scary night of trailers hosted by director Mick Garris. See more in Night and Day. Mon., Oct. 26, 7 & 9 p.m. $10-$15. 2261 Fillmore (at Clay), 267-4893.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Hunger: Catherine Deneuve is a vampire. Sun., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987,

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Waltz with Bashir: Screening followed by talk with director Ari Folman. Tue., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200,

Main Library. A Simple Question: Kevin White and David Donnenfield's documentary on watershed restoration. Wed., Oct. 21, 6 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400,

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Corpse Bride: Part of the "One City, Five Films: Dead and Undead" series. Thu., Oct. 22, noon. Copyright Criminals: Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod's film about sound. Panel discussion follows screening. Tue., Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. free. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595,

Mechanics' Institute Library. CinemaLit Film Series Fall 2009: Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory. Fri., Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101,

Multiple San Francisco locations. Arab Film Festival: The 13th edition takes place throughout the Bay Area. Through Oct. 25. varies.

Oddball Films. "Sonic Oddities Live": Curator Stephen Parr's music and sound-oriented program of short archival film. RSVP to Fri., Oct. 23, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Red Vic Movie House. Rear Window: Alfred Hitchcock has Jimmy Stewart checking people out. Wed., Oct. 21, 2, 7 & 9:25 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 22, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Ghostbusters: Bill Murray ain't afraid of nothing. Fri., Oct. 23, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 24, 2, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. Woodstock: The four-hour director's cut. Bring a blanket. Sun., Oct. 25, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 26, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sixteen Candles: When high school was darling. Tue., Oct. 27, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. San Francisco Documentary Festival: DocFest's offerings leave the mainstream in the dust. Through Oct. 29. $11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

VIZ Cinema. Maiko Haaaan!!!: Nobuo Mizuta's geisha comedy. Wed., Oct. 21, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. 1746 Post St. (at Webster),

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Pink Cinema Revolution: The Radical Films of Koji Wakamatsu: Shinjuku Mad. Thu., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Season of Terror: Sat., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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