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Arthouse Movie Listings December 25, 2013-January 1, 2013 

Wednesday, Dec 25 2013

Clay Theatre. Blue Is the Warmest Color: French coming-of-age love story (based on the cult graphic novel) that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Daily. The Past (Le Passé): A new dramatic mystery from Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Starting Dec. 27. Daily. Edward Scissorhands: Once upon a time, this was the gothest holiday movie ever made ... at least until that black-hearted rascal Jack Skellington came along and stole Christmas in 1993. Dec. 27-28, 11:59 p.m. $9-$10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Special New Year's Eve screening for those RHPS superfans who've learned that time means nothing (and never will again). Tue., Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. 2261 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 267-4893,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Polar Express: Hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Ziad Ezzat, and Dan Foley conclude their December "War on Christmas" series with this 2004 CGI trainwreck that features the disembodied voice of Tom Hanks in six separate roles. Sun., Dec. 29, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. 12 Years a Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Brad Pitt star in director Steve McQueen's powerful drama set in antebellum America. Daily. Nebraska: Bruce Dern and Will Forte star in a Midwestern road movie shot in black-and-white by director Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways). Daily. Dallas Buyers Club: Matthew McConaughey continues his run of challenging roles in this true-life tale of a 1980s Texas cowboy who's diagnosed as HIV positive. Daily. Philomena: Irish dramedy starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and directed by Stephen Frears. Daily. Inside Llewyn Davis: Oscar Isaac occupies the title role in this Coen Brothers film about a Greenwich Village folkie set in the early '60s. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893,

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen's latest dramatic comedy, set in San Francisco and starring the inimitable Cate Blanchett. Daily. The Great Beauty: Fellini-esque Italian drama directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Daily. Go for Sisters: Lone Star director John Sayles returns to the dusty southern border of America for this drama starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolanda Ross, and Edward James Olmos. Through Dec. 26. Reaching for the Moon: Miranda Otto stars in this biopic about American poet Elizabeth Bishop's lesbian relationship with Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Starting Dec. 27. Daily. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456,

Paramount Theatre. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Will the combined power of the Paramount's mighty Art Deco architecture, its huge single screen, and the psychedelically bright Gene Wilder film version of Roald Dahl's novel be enough to turn the clock back to a time before Tim Burton's woefully overcooked remake stained the tiny "movie" screens in shopping mall megaplexes across America? We can certainly hope so — and at a measly five bucks, it doesn't cost much to find out. Fri., Dec. 27, 7 p.m. $5. 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 510-465-6400,

Roxie Theater. White Reindeer: S.F. premiere of the black comedy that's been described as "the least festive Christmas movie since Bad Santa." Through Dec. 26. Lenny Cooke: Documentary about the once-hyped hoops player whose star never rose higher than high school. Through Dec. 26. I Am Divine: Documentary about the legendary drag queen, singer, and star of Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and other classic John Waters films. Fri., Dec. 27, 7 & 8:45 p.m. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087,

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