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Arthouse Movie Listings July 30-August 5, 2014 

Tuesday, Jul 29 2014
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Balboa Theatre. You See Me Laughin': Documentary about the dying breed of raw old Mississippi bluesmen, including R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, T-Model Ford, and more. Thu., July 31, 7:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 4152212184, www.balboamovies.com.

The Castro Theatre. 34th Annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Through Aug. 3. sfjff.org. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 4156216120, www.castrotheatre.com.

Clay Theatre. Magic in the Moonlight: Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy stars Colin Firth as a 1920s magician who tries to expose psychic medium Emma Stone as a phony, but she may have a few tricks of her own up her sleeve. Daily. A Clockwork Orange: Aug. 1-2, 11:59 p.m. $10. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 4152674893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Planet of the Apes: Though Caesar & Co. may be winning the box office battle in the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film, Bad Movie Night hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, and Tristan Buckner have returned from hiatus to bury Caesar — not to praise him — as they spend August revisiting the original 1960s-'70s Apes series. Sun., Aug. 3, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 4154017987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Embarcadero Center Cinema. Begin Again: Writer/director John Carney's follow-up to Once stars Mark Ruffalo as a frustrated record exec who takes young songstress Keira Knightley under his wing. Daily. Boyhood: Richard Linklater spent 12 years filming this acclaimed coming-of-age tale in which the actors grow up right before your eyes during the film's 165-minute running time. Daily. A Most Wanted Man: Anton Corbijn (Control) adapts John le Carré's espionage novel into a slow-fuse spy thriller, with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman leading a cast that also features Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, and Robin Wright. Daily. Land Ho!: What sets this amiable comedy apart from other bros-on-a-road-trip flicks is not only the sexegenarian age of its stars, but the fact that the road itself is in remote Iceland. Through July 31. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 4152674893, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/EmbarcaderoCenterCinema.htm.

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, 4155284444, www.exploratorium.edu.

Oddball Films. Elsewhere: Gypsies, Vagabonds, and Refugees: A survey of 16mm short films about tramps and wanderers from 1906 to 1974. Thu., July 31, 8 p.m. $10. What the F(ilm)?! 8: Animated Insanity from the Archive: Psychedelic short films, surreal international animations, and other forms of cartoon craziness. Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $10. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 4155588112, www.oddballfilms.com.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Obvious Child: Writer-director Gillian Robespierre makes a winning debut with this fresh and unfiltered abortion comedy (no, seriously) starring Jenny Slate. Daily. Le Chef: French cuisine and comedy share the menu in Daniel Cohen's film starring Michaël Youn and Jean Reno. Daily. Mood Indigo: Expect as much fizz and whimsy as you can handle when director Michel Gondry floats Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris around Paris in his surrealistically sweet-toothed adaptation of Boris Vian's novel. Daily. The Kill Team: Director Dan Krauss' war documentary takes a deeper look into the Maywand District killings by American soldiers in Afghanistan. Aug. 1-7. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 4157773456, www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm.

Pacific Film Archive. Over the Top and Into the Wire: WWI on Film: BAM/PFA presents a survey of cinematic portrayals of the (Not-So-)Great War, including films by Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Jean Renoir, Gregory La Cava, Alexander Dovzhenko, Stanley Kubrick, and Lewis Milestone Sat., Aug. 2, 8:15 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 3, 5 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 17, 5 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 22, 7 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 27, 7 p.m. 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 5106421124, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Roxie Theater. Bay Area Docs: Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui: Local filmmaker Kyung Lee makes his directorial debut with this documentary about the East Bay architect whose visionary structures defy both historical tradition and conservative zoning laws. Thu., July 31, 7 p.m. $7.50-$10. Happy Christmas: The latest from indie auteur Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) is a typically low-key domestic dramedy starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and Lena Dunham. Aug. 1-7. Cyber-Seniors: While many young techies are busy "disrupting" (i.e., destroying other people's ability to make a living while the techies themselves thrive on unearned investment income), this documentary shows teen mentors schooling senior citizens in the ways of the internet, bridging the generation gap while helping the older folks get connected online. Tue., Aug. 5, 7 p.m. $10 ($7.50 for seniors). 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 4158631087, www.roxie.com.

Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Campaign: Filmmaker Christie Herring hosts this free screening of her documentary about the fight against California's Prop 8. Wed., July 30, 6:30 p.m. free. thecampaigndocumentary.com. 1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco, 4156642543, www.seventhavenuechurch.org.

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