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Arthouse Movie Listings July 4-10, 2012 

Wednesday, Jul 4 2012
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Artists' Television Access. Talkies: Film and Standup: A comedic film and standup series. Debuting a film by David Enos. Fri., July 6, 8 p.m. $8. Casual Encounters: Casey Anderson and Rick Bahto present a variety of works. Sat., July 7, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Balboa Theater. To Rome with Love: The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures, and predicaments they get into. Directed by Woody Allen. July 6-12. $7.50-$10. 3630 Balboa (at 38th Ave.), 221-2184, www.balboamovies.com.

The Castro Theatre. Grease Sing-A-Long: A sing-a-long to the 1970s movie. Through July 5. $10-$15. BFFs Triple Feature: Part of Midnites for Maniacs. Includes: Clueless (1995), Mean Girls (2004), and Heavenly Creatures (1994). Fri., July 6. $13. Scary Cow 17th Short Film Festival: Local indie film shorts. Sat., July 7, 3 p.m. $10. The Muppet Movie and Phantom of the Paradise: A double feature. Sun., July 8. $8.50-$11. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. 2 Fast 2 Furious: Part two of The Fast and the Furious Bad Movie Night series. Sun., July 8, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

de Young Museum. Jean Paul Gaultier interviews Lady Gaga: This interview screened on the CW network documents the first meeting of Jean Paul Gaultier and Lady Gaga in the designer's atelier in Paris. Fri., July 6, 7 p.m. free. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK, in Golden Gate Park), 750-3600, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Femina Potens. Open Eyes: Queer Film Friday: Local film series; screenings are followed by wine and vegan cookie receptions including Q+A 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.

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. Corpo Celeste: A young girl struggles to find her place in an unfamiliar city, and with the Catholic church. Through July 5. $8-$11. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present: A documentary about the "grandmother of performance art." July 6-12. $9-$11. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: A documentary about film, told in eight parts. Saturdays, noon. Through July 21. $8. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8630, www.sffs.org.

Oddball Films. America the Strange: An evening dedicated to Americana. Includes: 200 (1975), All American Meal (1976), and Fireworks (1970s). Thu., July 5, 8 p.m. $10. The Scene of the Mutant Gene!: Featuring films about DNA, heredity, mutants, and genetic throwbacks. Includes: Creature From The Black Lagoon, Future Shock, and A Clone of Frogs. Fri., July 6, 8 p.m. $10. RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com. 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Roxie Theater. The Connection: 35mm restored print of Shirley Clarke's 1962 film about a group of eight anxious junkies awaiting the arrival of their connection. Through July 5. $6.50-$10. Beyond the Black Rainbow: A young girl is kept captive, her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Through July 5. $6.50-$10. 24Hour Film Facing: 750 teams created original short films in 24 hours, based on a theme, action, and prop. Thu., July 5, 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. Kung Fu Double Feature: Featuring Five Element Ninjas (1982) and The Mystery of Chess Boxing (1979). Fri., July 6, 7:30 p.m. $11. Au Revoir Béla Tarr: A double feature with works by Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr. Includes The Man From London (2007) and The Turin Horse (2011). July 7-11. $11. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cléo From 5 to 7: French pop star Cléo wanders the streets of Paris while waiting for the results of her cancer test. Thu., July 5, 7 p.m. $5. 151 3rd St., 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Documentaries of Ai Weiwei: A collection of documentaries by Chinese activist Ai Weiwei. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through July 29. $8-$10. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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