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Arthouse movie listings for December 9-15, 2009 

Wednesday, Dec 9 2009

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Artists' Television Access. "Video Games": New work by SFSU students. Thu., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. $6. "ATA 25: Quarter Century of Alternative Work": Screening accompanying "Underground — Experimental — Unstoppable." Fri., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. free. "Incredibly Strange Religion": Other Cinema on religion. See more in Night and Day. Sat., Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m. $6.66. "Underground — Experimental — Unstoppable": ATA's 25th anniversary celebration. See more in Night and Day. Sun., Dec. 13, 11 a.m. $10. La Americana: Nicholas Bruckman's feature about immigration. Tue., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890,

Castro Theatre. "Samuel Goldwyn Presents": A 16-film series. Through Dec. 10. $7.50-$10. Jumpin' Jack Flash, Desperately Seeking Susan, and Liquid Sky: "Ladies of the Eighties" Midnites for Maniacs triple feature. Fri., Dec. 11, 7:15 p.m. $10. Winter Event: One day of silent films. See more in Night and Day. Sat., Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. $12-$14. The Wizard of Oz: See the classic in a classic. Sun., Dec. 13, 1, 3:30, 5:45 & 8 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120,

Contemporary Jewish Museum. Super 8 Hanukkah Festival: Short films, beer tasting, and performances. Sat., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. 736 Mission (at Third St.), 655-7800,

Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Young @ Heart: Documentary about a seniors' choir group. Tue., Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4595,

Oddball Films. "Close Encounters of the Weird Kind": Space shorts. RSVP to Sat., Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m. $10. 275 Capp (at Mission), 558-8117,

Park Branch Library. "Rock 'n' Roll, The First Decade: From Elvis to the Beatles": Rock critic and film archivist Richie Unterberger screens vintage music clips. Wed., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. free. 1833 Page (at Cole), 355-5656,

Red Vic Movie House. Xanadu: Olivia Newton-John on roller skates. Wed., Dec. 9, 2, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Dear & Yonder: Daring Stories of Ladies United by the Sea: A surf movie with lady surfers. Thu., Dec. 10, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino's odd Nazi movie. Fri., Dec. 11, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 12, 2, 5 & 8 p.m. Bright Star: Jane Campion's love affair with John Keats. Sun., Dec. 13, 2, 4:20, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 14, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $6-$9. Mad Max: When Mel Gibson could do no wrong. Tue., Dec. 15, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994,

Roxie Theater. Collision: Christopher Hitchens and Doug Wilson fight about Christianity in Darren Doane's documentary. Wed., Dec. 9, 7 & 9 p.m. $5-$9.75. Everything Strange and New: Frazer Bradshaw's new, depressing feature co-starring Beth Lisick. Through Dec. 10, 7 & 8:45 p.m. The Beaches of Agnès: Agnès Varda's recent semi-autobiographical documentary. Thu., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe: Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler's documentary about their father. Thu., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Capitalism: A Love Story: The new Michael Moore. Thu., Dec. 10, 8:45 p.m. Uncertainty: Scott McGehee and David Siegel's new feature starts with a coin toss. Dec. 11-17, 7 & 9 p.m.; Dec. 12-13, 2:30 & 4:45 p.m. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087,

SFMOMA. George and Mike Kuchar: Recent Preservations: Rarely seen early work from the brothers. Thu., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. $7-$10. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000,

The Walt Disney Family Museum. "Christmas with Walt Disney": Includes "Nutcracker Suite" from Fantasia, Pluto's Christmas Tree, and more. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30, 3:30, 5 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 4. $4-$10. 104 Montgomery (at Bliss), 345-6816,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Tropical Vulture": A collaboration between George Kuchar and Mexican contemporary artist Miguel Calderón. Through Jan. 10, 2010. $5-$7. "The Joy of Life" film series: It's a Gift: Norman Z. McLeod directs W.C. Fields. Thu., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. That's Entertainment III: Compilation of clips from MGM musicals. Sat., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Hoppity Goes to Town: The original A Bug's Life. Sun., Dec. 13, 2 p.m. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787,


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