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Arthouse Movie Listings November 13-19, 2013 

Wednesday, Nov 6 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Street's Streets: Screening of Mark Street's Hasta Nunca: An Uruguayan Odyssey and more. Sat., Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890,

Balboa Theater. Kirk Von Hammett Presents The Black Cat and White Zombie: Metallica's resident horror fanatic hosts a double feature of classic black-and-white chillers starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, with proceeds benefiting the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation. Ticket prices also include complimentary beer and wine. Thu., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. $35. 3630 Balboa St., San Francisco, 221-2184,

The Castro Theatre. Godard Film Series: The French directorial legend is honored with a month of midweek screenings that include Breathless (Nov. 6), Weekend (Nov. 13), Band of Outsiders (Nov. 27), and a special 50th anniversary restoration of Contempt (Nov. 20). Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27. $8.50-$11. I Am Divine and Female Trouble: Documentary about the world's most notorious drag queen, followed by a bonus showing of her classic John Waters movie in which crime is beautiful and bad taste conquers all. Thu., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Midnites for Maniacs: Acid Westerns: Johnny Depp gets weird in the Old West for this double feature screening of Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man. Fri., Nov. 8, 6:45 p.m. $12. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 621-6120,

Clay Theatre. Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen's latest dramatic comedy, set in San Francisco and starring the inimitable Cate Blanchett. Through Nov. 6. French Cinema Now: The San Francisco Film Society offers its sixth annual survey of contemporary francophone films, including recent features from directors Sébastien Betbeder, Claire Denis, Nicolas Philibert, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and more. Nov. 7-10. $10-$25. 2261 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 267-4893,

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Speed 2: Cruise Control: Hosts Jim Fourniadis, Ziad Ezzat, and Rose Lacy steer their way through the only movie ever made that would've been improved by casting Keanu Reeves. Sun., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. $6.99. 2263 Mission, San Francisco, 401-7987,

Delancey Street Theater. 38th Annual American Indian Film Festival: This yearly celebration of Native American cinema includes nine days of screenings at Delancey Street Theater (600 Embarcadero), then concludes with the American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the SFJAZZ Center (201 Franklin). Through Nov. 10. 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, 512-5153,

Embarcadero Center Cinema. 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. 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. 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. Starting Nov. 8. 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, 12, 2 & 4 p.m. Free with museum admission. Pier 15, San Francisco, 528-4444,

Firehouse 8. Future Shorts Autumn Film Night: Best of International Shorts: A program of seven short films from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany/Romania, India, Norway, and the U.S. Fri., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. 1648 Pacific Ave., San Francisco,

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., San Francisco, 643-3373,

Multiple Bay Area Locations. 3rd i's San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Six-day showcase of independent cinema from South Asia — including documentaries, short films, and experimental works — with screenings at New People Cinema (1746 Post, SF), Castro Theatre (429 Castro, SF), and Aquarius Theatre (430 Emerson, Palo Alto). Nov. 6-10; Sat., Nov. 16. $12 (or $55-$125 for festival passes). San Francisco, N/A.

Opera Plaza Cinemas. Wadjda: Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, tells the affecting story of a feisty young girl, a highly coveted bicycle, and a society that wants to limit what women are allowed to dream. Daily. Let the Fire Burn: Documentary about the deadly and controversial 1985 storming of a radical black activist group's home by the Philadelphia Police Department. Daily. Muscle Shoals: This music documentary looks at the history of FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where many hugely iconic rock and soul songs — including the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally," and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" — were recorded. Daily. Running from Crazy: Academy Award-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County U.S.A.) examines mental illness and suicide as experienced by Mariel Hemingway and her famous family. Starting Nov. 8. Daily. Spinning Plates: Documentary offering behind-the-scenes looks at three very different American restaurants. Starting Nov. 8. Daily. 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 777-3456,

Palace of Fine Arts. Ticket to Ride: The Warren Miller winter sports juggernaut returns with its latest high-altitude ski film. Nov. 6-7, 8 p.m. 3301 Lyon, San Francisco, 567-6642,

Roxie Theater. Escape from Tomorrow: If Disney lawyers get involved, you may not get another chance to see this provocatively odd B+W fantasy film — shot without permission at Disney amusement parks — that shows a phantasmagorical dark side lurking beneath the Happiest Place on Earth. Daily. God Loves Uganda: Documentary about the effect homophobic Christian missionaries from America are having on the culture of Uganda. Through Nov. 7. Ride Into the Sun: Billed as "a killer night of clips, shorts, and ephemera relating to Lou Reed," this tribute to the late rock icon includes the S.F. premiere of Julian Schnabel's 2007 concert film, Lou Reed's Berlin. Wed., Nov. 6, 7 & 9:15 p.m. $10. Call Me Kuchu: Frameline Encore presents a free screening of this documentary about openly gay Ugandan activist David Kato, whose fight against homophobia comes at a time when a newly proposed law would make homosexuality punishable by death. Thu., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. free. The Motel Life: Alt-country songwriter Willy Vlautin's hardscrabble heartbreaker of a novel makes the leap to the big screen via key character portrayals by Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, and Kris Kristofferson. Nov. 8-14. San Francisco Transgender Film Festival 2013: Trans musician and SFTFF Artistic Director Shawna Virago presents the 12th annual celebration of short films and features that defy binary gender designations. Nov. 8-10. $12-$15. 3117 16th St., San Francisco, 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,

Victoria Theatre. Dopamine: Snowboarding movie filmed in Canada and Europe. Fri., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. $10. 2961 16th St., San Francisco, 863-7576,

Vogue Theatre. AKA Doc Pomus: Documentary about the uniquely creative life of the legendary rock 'n' roll songwriter born Jerome Felder. Through Nov. 7. 3290 Sacramento, San Francisco, 346-2288,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Films by Fassbender: 10-film retrospective of provocative German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder; see the YBCA website for titles and showtimes. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 21. $8-$10. 701 Mission, San Francisco, 978-2787,

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