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Arthouse Film Listings For July 14 - 20, 2016 


Alamo Drafthouse. Ghostbusters: Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square. Daily. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac Efron) have a knack for ruining all Stangle family events, so their parents now have strict rule: the two may only attend their sister's destination wedding if they're accompanied by respectable companions. Naturally, the brothers use the opportunity to publicly broadcast their need for dates, an announcement that quickly goes viral. When Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) and Alice (Anna Kendrick) answer the call, the brothers think they've found the perfect dates... but when they all land in Hawaii, the boys find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo. Daily. Horton Hears a Who!: Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. Mon., July 18, 1:20 p.m.; Tue., July 19, 12:40 p.m.; Wed., July 20, 1:10 p.m. 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, 415-549-5959,

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: An ongoing series of experimental cinema. Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 415-824-3890,

Balboa Theatre. The Secret Life Of Pets: A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Daily. Finding Dory: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Daily. Balboa Classics: Classic movies every week. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Popcorn Palace: Every Saturday at 10 a.m. $10 gets ticket plus popcorn and drink! Saturdays, 10 a.m. Streetcar San Francisco: Transit Tales of the City in Motion: Archival footage, new and original short films. Hosted by Woody La Bounty and David Gallagher. Presented by Western Neighborhoods Project. Wed., July 20, 7 p.m. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 415-221-2184,

Castro Theatre. Double Indy: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: A double dose of your favorite archaeologist adventurer. Raiders of the Lost Ark will play at 2:30 and 7, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom will follow at 4:40 and 9:10. Sun., July 17, 2:30 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120,

Clay Theatre. The Innocents: At the end of WWII, a young French doctor in Poland is summoned to a local convent where she discovers several nuns in various states of pregnancy. Daily. Fantastic Planet: Visually inventive, animated science fiction classic about enslaved humans who are the playthings of giant blue natives on a distant planet. Fri., July 15, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., July 16, 11:55 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-267-4893,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Zero Days: The malware worm Stuxnet, famously used against Iranian centrifuges, has been claimed by many to have originated as a joint effort between America and Israel. Daily. Love & Friendship: In this comic Jane Austen tale, a young widow (Kate Beckinsale) comes to the estate of her in-laws with plans to secure a husband. Chloë Sevigny co-stars. Daily. Wiener-Dog: This hilariously biting comedy from Todd Solondz follows the adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner. Daily. Hunt For the Wilderpeople: Comedy about a national manhunt that ensues when a defiant boy and his cantankerous foster uncle run in the bush. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415-267-4893,

Exploratorium. Saturday Cinema: Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts program. Saturdays. Free with museum admission. Pier 15, San Francisco, 415-528-4444,

KitTea. Mewvie Night: Come and watch "The Birds" at KitTea! Mevwie Night includes unlimited cups of our signature green teas, 1 delicious dessert. BYOB- max 2 beers per person or 1 bottle of wine per two guests. Bring a valid ID if you BYOB. Thu., July 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $26. 96 Gough, San Francisco, 415-658-7888,

Oddball Films. Revolutionary Black Voices: An empowering and entertaining evening of 16mm film rarities documenting the history and enduring legacy of the Black musicians, poets, revolutionaries, protestors, and artists that stood up and sung out to change the world. Films include Protest: Black Power, James Brown: The Man, Off the Pigs!, Nikki Giovanni: Spirit to Spirit, The Weapons of Gordon Parks, plus musical rarities from Nina Simone, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and more. Thu., July 14, 8-10 p.m. $10. 415-558-8117. Learn your Lesson Plays in Traffic - The Bloody Road to Shockucation: Oddball Films and curator Kat Shuchter present Learn Your Lesson Plays in Traffic: The Bloody Road to Shockucation, the 40th in a monthly series of programs highlighting the most ridiculous, insane and camptastic educational films, mental hygiene primers and TV specials of the collection. This month we're heading out on the highway to hell with a truckload of gory and kitschy pedestrian and driver safety scare films from the 1930s - 80s including tons of new discoveries from the archive. There will be dolls flying through windshields, little boys in pantaloons, animated drunk driving foibles, an appearance by Raymond Burr. Fri., July 15, 8-10 p.m. $10. 415-558-8117. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 415-558-8112,

Opera Plaza Cinema. Microbe and Gasoline: Michel Gondry's sweet and funny tale of two misfit teenage boys taking a road trip in their house-on-wheels powered by a lawnmower motor. Starting July 15. Daily. Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words: Choice archival footage is culled from the performer's 30-year career. Starting July 15. Daily. Weiner: Still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier, Anthony Weiner mounts a campaign for New York City mayor. Starting July 15. Daily. Tickled: A journalist sets out to uncover the threats, secret identities and criminal activity that lie at the heart of a mysterious online tickling empire. Starting July 15. Daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 415-267-4893,

Roxie Theater. Seoul Searching: Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them to a location just outside the city. There, these high schoolers sent from all over the world—the U.S., Mexico, London, and Hamburg—are participating in a government-sponsored summer program to help them connect with their heritage. With a summer of partying ahead of them, they're on a crash course to bring shame to their families, their ancestors, and their hosts—but with any luck, they might just figure out how to make friends, fall in love, and absorb some of their roots along the way. Starting July 15. Daily. From This Day Forward: A moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart. Starting July 15. Daily. Lucha Mexico: In Mexico, the fight between good and evil has been waged every week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre. Real life superheroes and villains, these masked wrestlers work tirelessly to entertain their legions of fans. Gaining unprecedented access to all the major Lucha organizations, directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz offer an entertaining, no holds barred look at some of the sports top performers, featuring "1000% Guapo" Shocker, Luchador heir Blue Demon Jr, tragic hardcore wrestler El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, and extreme American bodybuilder Jon "Strongman" Andersen. Lucha Mexico goes behind the mask, on a journey into the heart of Mexico. Fri., July 15, 9:30 p.m.; Sat., July 16, 4:45 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087,

Sundance Kabuki 8 Cinema. The Legend of Tarzan: It's been nearly a decade since Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), also known as John Clayton III, left Africa to live in Victorian England with his wife Jane. Danger lurks on the horizon as Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz), a treacherous envoy for King Leopold, devises a scheme that lures the couple to the Congo. Rom plans to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for diamonds. When Jane becomes a pawn in his devious plot, Tarzan must return to the jungle to save the woman he loves. Daily. The Infiltrator: In 1986, federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes under cover to infiltrate the trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Working with fellow agents Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo) and Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger), Mazur poses as a slick, money-laundering businessman named Bob Musella. Gaining the confidence of Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt), Escobar's top lieutenant, Mazur must navigate a vicious criminal underworld where one wrong move could cost him everything. Daily. 1881 Post St., San Francisco, 415-931-9800,


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