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Arthouse Film Listings For March 24 - 30, 2016 


4-Star Theatre. Where To Invade Next: An expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore, playing the role of "invader," visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they're just waiting to be co-opted. Daily. 2200 Clement, San Francisco, 415-666-3488,

Alamo Drafthouse. Hang 'Em High: After a gang of men unsuccessfully attempts to lynch him for a cattle rustling crime he did not commit, Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is saved by marshal Dave Bliss (Ben Johnson) and judge Adam Fenton (Pat Hingle). The lawmen offer him a job as a federal marshal with the caveat that he not abuse his new power to seek revenge against his tormentors. But, when Cooper finds that some of the men who attacked him are involved in another set of crimes, he fights to bring them to justice. Fri., March 25, 9 p.m. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: It's been nearly two years since Superman's (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel. Daily. The Invitation: While attending a dinner party at his former house, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) starts to believe that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have sinister plans for the guests. Wed., March 30, 8 p.m. 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, 415-549-5959,

AMC Metreon 16. Deadpool: A cheeky-but-faithful adaptation of the Marvel Comics anti-hero, keeping the off-color meta humor that fans expect while delivering the action and laughs to a wider audience. Seriously, this movie's going to make Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) the next household name when it comes to superheroes—presuming that household doesn't mind a smidge of bad words or a smattering of excessive violence by an masked lunatic mercenary. In Deadpool, Wade Wilson undergoes an experiment that leaves him with a warped appearance, wicked sense of humor and personal vendetta against the scientist who disfigured him. It's going to take all three, along with the help of some X-Men, to exact his revenge... but it'll be a fun ride getting there. Through March 24. The Bronze: A spoiled and largely forgotten Olympic medalist (Melissa Rauch) takes action when a promising young gymnast (Haley Lu Richardson) threatens her status as a local celebrity. Daily. London Has Fallen: After the death of the British prime minister, the world's most powerful leaders gather in London to pay their respects. Without warning, terrorists unleash a devastating attack that leaves the city in chaos and ruins. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) springs into action to bring U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to safety. When Asher falls into the hands of the sinister organization, it's up to Banning to save his commander in chief from a horrible fate. Daily. 10 Cloverfield Lane: A young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is forced to cope with her new life after waking up from a nearly fatal accident in this thriller from director Dan Trachtenberg. After narrowly avoiding serious injuries in a car wreck, Michelle (Winstead) awakens in the care of a man who claims to have found her at the scene, and who brought her to his home after a catastrophic chemical attack devastated the surrounding area. Daily. 101 Fourth St., San Francisco, 415-369-6207,

Balboa Theatre. Lady In The Van: In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years. Through March 24. Dazed and Confused: Presented by San Franpsycho, with a beer pairing with Anchor Brewing. Reception of beer and pizza starts at 6:30 pm, film starts at 7:30 pm. Thu., March 24, 6:30 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. The Little Mermaid Sing Along: Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. This interactive presentation of Disney's classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences' vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! Thu., March 24, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 25, 7 p.m.; Sat., March 26, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Sun., March 27, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Mon., March 28, 7 p.m.; Tue., March 29, 7 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120,

Clay Theatre. Trapped: This documentary follows the struggles of clinic workers and lawyers fighting to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. Through March 31. 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. Hello, My Name Is Doris: After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker. Through March 31. Eye In The Sky: A dispute reaches the highest levels of the U.S. and British governments over the moral, political and personal implications of a planned bombing mission. Through March 31. Krisha: A woman's attempts at reconciliation with her family over the course of a turbulent Thanksgiving reveal long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments. March 25-31. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415-267-4893,


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