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Arthouse Movie Listings June 11-17, 2014 

Wednesday, Jun 11 2014

Artists' Television Access. Delusions of Grandeur: Cine+Mas presents an encore screening of the 2012 feature film that put a distinctively San Franciscan spin on the traditional coming-of-age story (where else would your rite of passage into adulthood include a transgender fairy godmother named Illusión?). Thu., June 12, 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890,

Balboa Theater. Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost): The Balboa kicks off its Summer Music Documentary Series with this look at the road-weary lifestyle of Americana rocker Bobby Bare Jr. (who also performs Wednesday, June 11, at the Regency Ballroom). Thu., June 12, 7:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 221-2184,

Brava Theater Center. 10th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival: 32 short films, divided into four separate thematic programs, explore romance, religion, radical activism, and other complex topics in this free weekend festival presented by the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project. June 13-15. Free/donation. 2781 24th St., San Francisco, 641-7657,

Clay Theatre. Ida: Director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for this solemn drama that's haunted by the spectres of its nation's complicitous history. Daily. The Room: Tommy Wiseau's cinematic bomb is every bit as bad as it's cracked up to be. Crack up as well at this riotous midnight screening with lots of Rocky Horror-style audience participation. Second Saturday of every month, 11:59 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 267-4893,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Rhiannon & Sherilyn's Ewok Double Feature Birthday Sleepover: Rhiannon Charisse and Sherilyn Connelly bless you with a special edition of Bad Movie Night that includes two epic teddy-bear adventures from the Star Wars back catalog: Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. Now that's Endor-tainment! Sun., June 15, 6 p.m. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. The Grand Seduction, Fading Gigolo, Palo Alto, Fed Up: daily. We Are the Best!: through June 12. Belle: daily. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon: starting June 13. Daily. Obvious Child: starting June 13. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 267-4893,

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, 528-4444,

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon: Free sneak preview of Mike Myers' playful documentary about the titular showbiz insider. Thu., June 12, 7 p.m. Free with RSVP (required). 3200 California, San Francisco, 292-1200,

Lost Weekend Video. Fresh Like Cadaver: The monthly movie-riffing show tries to out-wisecrack Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Fri., June 13, 8 p.m. $10. 1034 Valencia, San Francisco, 643-3373,

Multiple San Francisco Locations. San Francisco Black Film Festival: Held at the Jazz Heritage Center (1320 Fillmore) and the Buriel Clay Theater (762 Fulton), this four-day festival includes features, short films, and documentaries as it celebrates the enduring cultural impact of African-American cinema. June 12-15. $10 per program (or $50 for festival pass). Multiple addresses, San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Chinese Puzzle: daily. The Dance of Reality: Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky unveils his first new feature film in nearly a quarter-century — an autobiographically inspired movie that, despite its title, contains nearly as much surrealist magic as it does quotidian reality. Daily. Cold in July: A seemingly simple act of self-defense kicks off an increasingly dangerous chain of events in this twisty Texas neo-noir starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson. Daily. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia: June 13-19. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, 777-3456,

Roxie Theater. 13th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival: SF IndieFest once again asks you to get real with its annual roundup of nonfiction films from around the world. This year's eclectic selection includes such diverse topics as higher education, cage fighting, pot, porn, punk rock, religious cults, custom vans, and video games. Of course, as with all SF IndieFest events, there are also unserious extracurricular activities, including a '90s music video sing-along, a game night, and zombie prom party. Through June 19. $12 (or $60-$180 for festival passes). Who Programs These Films Anyway?: If you've ever wondered about the secret psychology that lies behind this city's multifarious array of film festivals, Jeff Ross of SF IndieFest, DocFest, and Another Hole in the Head is hosting a free panel discussion with representatives from CAAMFest, Disposable Film Festival, Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, and S.F. Underground Short Film Festival. All questions not answered during the hourlong talk will be referred to the nearest Magic 8 Ball for further consideration. Thu., June 12, 5 p.m. free. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 863-1087,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. New Filipino Cinema 2014: It may only run for five days, but this survey of fresh work from the Philippines manages to squeeze in a wide variety of styles, ranging from a mainstream rom-com and a soap opera satire to an apocalyptic drama and an avant-garde journey into psychological horror. June 11-15. $8-$10. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787,

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