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Arthouse Movie Listings August 7-12, 2013 


Artists' Television Access. Claire Bain: The Nova Avon: Presentation of an interactive multimedia project-in-progress. Fri., Aug. 9, 7 p.m. $6-$10. New Works by Jesse Malmed: Includes the short films Supernym, Wreading, Thimblerig, and more. Tue., Aug. 13, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia, S.F., 824-3890,

The Castro Theatre. Un Flic: Newly restored 35mm print of French crime film master Jean-Pierre Melville's final movie, starring Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve. Presented as a double feature with the previously unreleased-in-America Max et les Ferrailleurs. Aug. 7-8. The Cliff House and Sutro Heights and Remembering Playland at the Beach: Afternoon double feature of nostalgic S.F. historical documentaries, with filmmaker Tom Wyrsch in attendance. Sat., Aug. 10, 1 p.m. 429 Castro, S.F., 621-6120,

Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013: Screening of select live performances filmed at Madison Square Garden in April 2013, including clips of six-string icons like Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Keith Richards, and many more. Tue., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. $13-$15. 845 Market St., S.F., 538-8422,

Clay Theatre. Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen's latest dramatic comedy, set in San Francisco and starring the inimitable Cate Blanchett. 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., S.F., 267-4893,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Hobo with a Shotgun: Hosts Jim Fourniadis and Dan Foley learn not to fuck with Rutger Hauer while watching this self-consciously trashy neo-grindhouse flick. Sun., Aug. 11, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, S.F., 401-7987,

Exploratorium. Saturday Cinema: Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts program. Saturdays, 12, 2 & 4 p.m. free with museum admission. Pier 15, S.F., 528-4360,

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. 1034 Valencia St., S.F., 643-3373,

Multiple Bay Area Locations. 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Life Through a Jew(ish) Lens: This three-week-long festival features 75 films at venues around the Bay Area. See for showtimes, tickets, and information. Through Aug. 12. San Francisco, N/A.

New People. Turkish Film Festival: Four films, three days, zero dollars. Aug. 13-15. Free. 1746 Post (at Webster), S.F., 525-8630,

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Computer Chess: Daily. Hannah Arendt: Biopic about the influential modern philosopher who conceived the famous idea of the "Banality of Evil." Daily. The Hunt: Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Flame and Citron, TV's Hannibal) stars in this intense Danish drama where false accusations lead to a hysterical witch hunt. Daily. 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F., 777-3456,

Pacific Film Archive. Castles in the Sky: Masterful Anime from Studio Ghibli: Through Aug. 25. $5.50-$9.50. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-1124,

Roxie Theater. Terms and Conditions May Apply: Documentary about what those terms of use agreements really mean in our data-happy Internet lives. Through Aug. 8. Downloaded: Thanks to Shawn Fanning, Napster, and the Internet, nobody pays talented and creative people to record music (or write newspaper stories) anymore. Director Alex Winter tries to describe how this horrible situation became the grim reality we live in today. Through Aug. 8. Low Movie (How to Quit Smoking): Documentary about Minnesota indie rock band Low, whose slow tempos and melancholy sound have lulled fans into a beautifully narcotic state for two decades. Thu., Aug. 8. Kid-Thing: Aug. 9-15. The Canyons: Aug. 9-15. 3117 16th St., S.F., 863-1087,

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. 511 48th St., Oakland, 510-923-1074,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Harana: Benito Bautista's film follows San Francisco guitarist Florante Aguilar as he returns to the Philippines and seeks surviving practitioners of harana, the Filipino musical tradition of nocturnal serenading. Presented as part of the 2013 Pistahan festival. Aug. 9-11. 701 Mission, S.F., 978-2787,


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