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Arthouse Movie Listings July 10-16, 2013 

Wednesday, Jul 10 2013
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Artists' Television Access. Reinventing the Reel: Celebrating One Year of Elements of Image Making: Elements of Image Making — the monthly analogue film "meet-up/hang-out/nerd-out/freak-out" session at Noisebridge — throws itself a first birthday party with works by Zach Van Joo, Robert Schaller, Michael Morris, Tooth, Eric Stewart, and more. Fri., July 12, 8 p.m. $6. Your Skin Is the Fourth Wall: Featuring works by Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen, and Sylvia Toy St. Louis. Sat., July 13, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Balboa Theater. Creepy KOFY Movie Time: Halloween Summer Special Part Deux: Features a showing of the silent 1920 proto-horror film The Golem, plus live music by Napa surf-rockers The Deadlies. Sat., July 13, 9 p.m. $10. 3630 Balboa St., San Francisco, 221-2184, www.balboamovies.com.

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. Suspiria: OMG! Did you hear the news that legendary Italian horror-prog band Goblin is coming to perform its first San Francisco show ever (on Oct. 20 at the Warfield)? Rewatch this classic 1970s supernatural giallo by Dario Argento — which features Goblin's creepy music throughout — and get psyched! Fri., July 12, 9:30 p.m. Peaches Christ Presents The Craft: Being a witch is a total drag — drag queen, that is — when Peaches Christ, Sharon Needles, Alaska Thunderfuck, Honey Mahogany, and other fine ladies of the night present a theatrical stage show to accompany two screenings of the 1990s teen witchcraft flick starring Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. Sat., July 13, 3 & 8 p.m. $25-$85. peacheschrist.com. Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: Double feature dedicated to the late Hollywood animation pioneer, with alternating screenings of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts. Sun., July 14, 1, 3:05, 4:55, 7 & 8:45 p.m. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD. All That Echoes: Artist Cut: Screening of a live Josh Groban concert filmed in February 2013 at NYC's Lincoln Center. Tue., July 16, 7:30 p.m. $13-$15. fathomevents.com. 845 Market St., San Francisco, 538-8422, www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1672.

Clay Theatre. 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 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: Paranormal Activity 4: Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Tristan Buckner, and Alexia Staniotes watch the latest — but sadly not the last — film in the oddly popular Handycam horror series. Sun., July 14, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Lost Weekend Video. Fresh Like Cadaver: A monthly horror-themed, live movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Second Friday of every month, 8 p.m. $10. facebook.com/FreshLikeCadaver. 1034 Valencia St., San Francisco, 643-3373, www.lostweekendvideo.com.

Multiple Bay Area Locations. FilmWorks United 2013: LaborFest's cinematic festival-within-a-festival features four weeks of unflinching documentaries about laborers' struggles across the globe. Through July 29. laborfest.net/2013/2013Films.htm. San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Frances Ha: A new indie comedy from the director of The Squid and the Whale. Daily. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay: Documentary about the cult actor, carny sideshow aficionado, and old-style prestidigitator. Through July 11. 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 film by writer/director Zal Batmanglij. Daily. Unfinished Song: In this comedic British drama, a grumpy old man (Terence Stamp) learns to lighten up when his wife (Vanessa Redgrave) prods him to join a senior choir. Daily. Augustine: A dramatic portrayal of the true tale of Augustine, a woman condemned to a Parisian asylum for "hysteria" during the psycho-sexually repressive Victorian era. Through July 11. Byzantium: After a few teasing festival appearances, Neil Jordan's stylish vampire thriller finally opens in wide release. Daily. One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das: Documentary about the man born Jeffrey Kagel's enlightening, game-changing, name-changing journey to India in the 1970s. July 12-18. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Pacific Film Archive. From the Archive: Treasures of Eastern European & Soviet Cinema: In tribute to San Francisco Film Society's George Gund III, BAM/PFA presents a series of films donated to the museum by the late SFFS chairman, including features from Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and the USSR. Wed., July 10; Sat., July 13; Fri., July 19; Sat., July 20. $9.50-$13.50. bampfa.berkeley.edu. Castles in the Sky: Masterful Anime from Studio Ghibli: Retrospective of films from one of Japan's most heralded animation studios, including cherished titles like My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the recent From Up on Poppy Hill, and others. Sundays. Continues through Aug. 25. $5.50-$9.50. bampfa.berkeley.edu. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Roxie Theater. A Band Called Death: Documentary about early 1970s band Death, an all-black Detroit proto-punk group whose pioneering legacy was mostly forgotten until an ages-old demo recording was rediscovered in the 21st century. Through July 11. Maniac: You'll never look at Frodo Baggins the same way after seeing Elijah Wood star as a psychotic scalper with more than a few mommy issues. While Bill Lustig's original 1980 film remains a trashy classic, this first-person POV remake has earned some respectful fans of its own. Through July 11. How to Make Money Selling Drugs: It's a documentary. About selling drugs. We're pretty sure you can figure out the rest. July 12-18. The 2013 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival: Two days of short films that encompass a wide variety of genres, including comedy, drama, documentary, animation, and more. July 12-13. frozenfilmfestival.com. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

Temescal Arts Center. Shapeshifters Cinema: Free monthly film series featuring experimental image manipulators and ambient sound shamans. Second Sunday of every month, 8 p.m. free. shapeshifterscinema.com. 511 48th St., Oakland, 510-923-1074, www.temescalartscenter.org.

Union Square Park. Movie Night in the Park: Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Free outdoor showing of Woody Allen's 2008 comedy/drama/romance. Sat., July 13, 8 p.m. free. 333 Post, San Francisco, 831-2700, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Square,_San_Francisco.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. André Gregory: Before and After Dinner: Documentary about the venerable theater director, actor, raconteur, and star (alongside Wallace Shawn) of the Louis Malle film My Dinner with André. Thu., July 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 13, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 14, 2 p.m. $8-$10. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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