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Arthouse Film Listings For July 28 - August 3, 2016 


Alamo Drafthouse. Private Property: A hoodlum (Corey Allen) plots to seduce a lonely housewife (Kate Manx) and turn her over to his virginal friend (Warren Oates). Fri., July 29, 9 p.m. Silver Bullet: A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story. Tue., Aug. 2, 10:15 p.m. Mystery Movie: From the depths of the archives they have unearthed an extremely rare 35mm print of a classic drive-in favorite. Not recommended for the faint of heart or those of weak constitution, expect the regular Weird Wednesday mix of the bizarre and the titillating. Wed., Aug. 3, 10:15 p.m. 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, 415-549-5959,

Artists' Television Access. Glitch analogique du nord: Analogue glitch art is a movement wherein video artists push aside high definition and modern tools and instead utilize the seemingly obsolete: VCRs, CCTV, video mixers, video synthesizers, and so on. Québec has been a hot bed for lo-fi enthusiasts, every artist approaching their analog instruments with a different methodology. On July 29th the Artists' Television Access will screen ten films by nine analog glitch artists from Québec and beyond. These selected works illustrate the strength, uniqueness, and forward-thinking practice of Canada's video art community. Curated by Rob Feulner. Fri., July 29, 8-10 p.m. $7-$10. 415-824-3890. Other Cinema: An ongoing series of experimental cinema. Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 415-824-3890,

Balboa Theatre. 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. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 415-221-2184,

Castro Theatre. I Wake Up Dreaming 2016: The End of Noir Night 1: Elliot Lavine brings his critically acclaimed film noir showcase to the Castro Theatre for the last time ever. Eleven mighty and significant noir gems spread over five Wednesday nights – all but one presented in beautiful 35mm prints – and most never before seen on the giant Castro screen. This screening features Black Angel at 6pm and 9:50pm and Nightmare Alley at 7:45pm only. Wed., Aug. 3, 6, 7:45 & 9:50 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120,

Clay Theatre. The Kind Words: Wry and quirky comedy about three Jewish Israeli brothers who learn that the man who raised them is not their biological dad. Starting July 29. Daily. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Bawdy Caste performs onstage while the ultimate cult film plays in the background. Last Saturday of every month, 11:59 p.m. $9-$10. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-267-4893,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie: To avoid scandal, Patsy and Edina flee to the French Riviera. 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. Gleason: Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason puts his life in order after being diagnosed with ALS and given two to five years to live. Starting July 29. 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,

Multiple Bay Area Locations. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: The 36th Annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is first and most prestigious festival of its kind in the world. SFJFF celebrates excellence in Jewish & independent cinema with three weeks of groundbreaking film, memorable festival guests and exciting special events. Films will be screened in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Rafael, Berkeley, and Oakland. For full listings and showtimes, see Through Aug. 7. 415-621-0523. Multiple addresses, San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinema. Our Little Sister: Three sisters travel to the Japanese countryside for their estranged father's funeral, where they meet their shy, now-orphaned teenage half-sister. Starting July 29. Daily. Phantom Boy: Animated tale of a bedridden 11-year-old boy who discovers he can float free from his body and explore New York City as a ghostly apparition. In English or subtitled. Starting July 29. Daily. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 415-267-4893,

Roxie Theater. The Witness: The name 'Kitty Genovese' became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era. July 29-Aug. 4; Wed., Aug. 31, 9 p.m. Demon Seed: Child psychologist Susan Harris (Julie Christie) lives with her husband, Alan (Fritz Weaver), in a home operated by a computer program. When Alan invents Proteus IV, an artificial intelligence system capable of advanced thought, Alan's obsession with technology strains his relationship with Susan. But Susan sees the true power of her husband's invention when Proteus IV takes her hostage in her own home and plans to impregnate her in order to take on a human form. Fri., July 29, 9 p.m. Westworld/Futureworld Double Feature: In Westworld, a robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. Followed by Futureworld, Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, a reporter is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. Sat., July 30, 7 p.m. Colossus: The Forbin Project: Tucked away in a secret location in the Rockies, Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden) has developed a massive computer system, dubbed "Colossus," that is supposed to ensure the nation's safety against nuclear attack. But when Colossus connects to a similar Russian computer, "Guardian," the intelligent machines begin conducting a private dialog. Nervous as to what they might be plotting, Forbin severs the connection, only to have Colossus threaten a nuclear attack if the link isn't restored. Sun., July 31, 8 p.m. Kiarostami - The Art of Living & Roads: Pat Collins' and Fergus Daly's documentary is a unique film essay on the world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. The film is framed around two interviews with Kiarostami, one on the Aran Islands and the other at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Intercut with these are interpretations of his work by those at the forefront of film criticism in the world today: Alain Bergala, Godfrey Cheshire, Michel Ciment, Adrian Martin and Jonathan Rosenbaum and colleagues such as Marin Karmitz, Jamsheed Akrami and Mohammad Attebai. Wed., Aug. 3, 7 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 415-863-1087,

Sundance Kabuki 8 Cinema. Cafe Society: Set in the 1930s, writer/director Woody Allen's bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Starting July 29. Daily. 1881 Post St., San Francisco, 415-931-9800,


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